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Old 09-23-2021, 03:06 PM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is online now
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Location: Cincinnati, OH
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A couple of the jigs I made to help with canopy frame tweaking:

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The round pieces were pulleys from a modified band saw that I inherited. I rebuilt the band saw with new appropriately sized pulleys to bring down the speed to what I wanted. They worked perfectly to help get that frame into a shape that I could live with. From an entry/exit, operational, and appearance standpoint I prefer a sliding canopy, but it is a challenge to build.
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Old 09-28-2021, 01:25 AM
JurgenRoeland JurgenRoeland is offline
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I also used that kind of bending setup when I adjusted the frame and spend 2 months getting it better. At some point I gave up and went with the best I could get. I drilled the canopy frame in place some time ago so that part is locked in.

I also drilled the rollers now so the height is defined. Due the form of the roll bar, the windscreen sits slightly higher at the top. From the 11 to 1 o clock position, it's even and from the bend on downwards, the canopy frame is wider so I can use washer shims there. Only the top is higher and that's impossible to solve. I'll adjust the fairing there by puttin an extra bed of epoxy to fill the gap.
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