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Old 10-07-2021, 05:37 AM
Desert Rat Desert Rat is offline
 
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Default Slider canopy latch question

Hey Guys-

My canopy frame looked like it was going to fit with almost no bending at all, but then I noticed that the center brace was out of alignment with the latching post on the roll bar by almost 3/4"

I spent several hours on this yesterday adjusting radii to move one side in and the other side out and have got it reasonably close, but not dead nuts on.

There's obviously the cosmetic issue, but in a practical sense, how perfect does this alignment have to be in order for the latching mechanism to work right?

Thanks
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:14 AM
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I will look at mine this afternoon. Don't think I had this issue but honestly don't remember looking for this anomaly.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:19 AM
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Thanks! It's in the build instructions as one of the parameters to adjust for, but how much is enough?
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Old 10-07-2021, 03:46 PM
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The closer, the better because when you latch it closed, it actually pulls it in slightly. If itís off-center, it will pull the slider frame toward center, and that may affect your fit on the side skirts and elsewhere.
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:13 PM
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I suspected as much, which is why I spent all day in the shop again today, tweaking the frame. Finally got a decent fit.
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