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Old 10-09-2017, 01:24 PM
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Default Page 38-14, Section 4 ... gap?

Hey guys, on page 38-14, section 4, joining C-01405-R+L, did you have a small (3/32'ish) gap between these two pieces once everything was together before match drilling the Canopy Handle Assembly?

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Old 10-09-2017, 01:46 PM
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Not sure it is correct, but it is what I got.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:51 PM
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Default Mine does

The C-01442C Canopy Fixture when cleco'ed on created a gap very much like yours. I went with it; and it seems to work now that I am fitting the canopy.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:37 PM
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Completely duplicate set of parts, exact same result, moving on ... (thanks for the responses)
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Folks with completed canopies. Is there a negative gap (Back window proud) on the top middle of your canopy between the back window and the canopy?

See PDF below.
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Pete,
It is very common for these parts to align as you show in your pictures. Some builders have had them replaced and others, like myself, have had to buy new parts. I got lucky and my second set aligned much better. I am on page 38-21 and just starting to see the alignment with the roll bar and itís not bad. Thereís a lot going on at that interface so the likely hood of the window/canopy lining up perfectly are quite low. I plan to use non metallic washers under the window or canopy to get it aligned where I like it. Side note, use the C-01405D under this joint and not its little brother C-01404A.





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Thanks for the pictures

To clarify my question, I am trying to figure out if the gap shown on the bottom of the canopy bow should be consistent all the way around. I assume so.
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Hopefully this helps. My window is done and I did notice that the window contacts the aft edge of the shim and not the fwd edge all the way around. Will deal with that on final install with a bead of silicone and nonmetallic washers before snugging up the screws.
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Thanks for the pictures. That does seem to confirm that the 3/32 space should go all the way around. I reframed my question with Vans. Hopefully I get an expanded answer.

I have been laying the frame out and it looks like the gap is 5/64 on one side and 7/64 on the other side so going to try to come up with a compromise in the middle.
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To minimize storage space used on this forum I updated my original PDF on this thread with my findings and how to fix the issues.
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