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Old 05-04-2018, 02:07 PM
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Mine are riveted in 3 places and a #8 screw in the 4th to hold the clamp, which holds the nylon tubing. I seem to recall there being instructions that said to do it this way.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:17 PM
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Have this to deal with, ideas?

Looks like the windscreen glass let go over the top? Rough up the remnants and glass over it. If you use Sika 209D primer on the windscreen acrylic before you start glassing you'll get a much stronger bond with the epoxy.
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:43 PM
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Mine are riveted in 3 places and a #8 screw in the 4th to hold the clamp, which holds the nylon tubing. I seem to recall there being instructions that said to do it this way.
Thanks for the info! This is part of the fuse that I am working with previous builders holes. The tubing is held by a #8 screw outside of the fairing.
Seems to work ok. I also found that the 3/16 dimple die gave a nice dimple for the screw.
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:46 PM
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Right on Lars! I think that is what I will do! I need to cut back the glass shown a bit as it is free from the windscreen as well. Not all the way down but far enough to be a problem...Sika probably help here as well I would imagine.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:48 PM
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I have been futzing around with the skirts today a little. I have a flair at the back I need to work out. I think I can redrill the extra set of blocks the canopy frame goes into.
I was using the original's that I thought was good for a preliminary setup but had anticipated drilling a final set. I still have a hint of twist I might try and remove before I
glue the canopy, so slight.







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Old 05-07-2018, 10:05 AM
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I am still working out the canopy frame. I feel it needs to be just about spot on to make the following work ordinal or measurable. SO...back to tweaking the frame.
I found that my right side leg stub that mates with the roller are about 70 thou' proud, this is going to help out a lot with the teeter problem I have been fighting.
Most likely will make it go away altogether, I hope!

You can see it a bit exaggerated in this pic:


Doing this will actually exacerbate my twist problem, DOH! But, I can deal with that now that I am getting my certification in twist removal haha...
Other than that everything else is a mess...
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:00 PM
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I didn't realize how HUGE the passages were in the originals until I made my own.







This helped a lot for fitment, like, a whole bunch!
Maintained my parallel to deck on the side rails as well.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:30 PM
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I got serious about the canopy finally after several days if not weeks.
In Oregon when the sun comes out you better be quick! Got up to
70 plus, but not 75.

Before:


During:



After:



When did my hair fall out? Do I look like this? Holy Moly!



This little guy works well and is forgiving. The limiting factor was my eyesight in the sun...




I have a lot left to do but it is a start!
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:46 PM
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So, I snuck into the garage and drilled the latch hole. Was a bit nerve-racking, but I managed to do it without trouble. I will go with Sika.

Also, I found that my diligently, I thought, placed center line was whopperjawed somtin' fierce! So I suspended a piece of Tech line and let the belly tell me where the center was, seems to have worked well as the side dim's are good. Still many trimmings to do yet as well.







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Glad to see your going strong there Kent! I wonder if anyone out there actually looks forward to doing the canopy?
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