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    Mounting holes in the top bracket were not in the...

    Mounting holes in the top bracket were not in the same place and the angle at which the top bracket is bent at was different.


    Instead of getting the argon gas so I could weld the gas strut...
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    Thanks Still need to get it mounted in solid....

    Thanks

    Still need to get it mounted in solid. Did a quick install for pictures and to see how things will line up and to see if any issues need to be addressed.
    I did run into a few issues but...
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    Hi Roger. I've been checking in on your build...

    Hi Roger.
    I've been checking in on your build also. Your making some good headway

    I do expect some issues with it but nothing that can't be fixed.

    I don't care for the No.8 polished mirror...
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    OK,, to put the minds at ease of those who were...

    OK,, to put the minds at ease of those who were concerned on how the lower bracket was going to be bolted down, I managed to get some of the brackets welded on tonight. Still more to do but the...
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    Time to man up and make the first cut 3602 ...

    Time to man up and make the first cut

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    Along with making the arms longer I also moved...

    Along with making the arms longer I also moved the pivot points forward to ensure the canopy will close fully.
    Also the lever that the gas strut and power assist unit will connect to was made out...
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    I was wondering if anyone would notice that. ...

    I was wondering if anyone would notice that.

    Yes there are 2 reasons why I choose the rear arm to be the lifting force.

    First is if I would have used the front arm for lifting there is no room...
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    Being held up on the install because I decided to...

    Being held up on the install because I decided to build a hoist system for the canopy that will be suspended from the garage door tracks. This way I wont have to depend on anyone's help to lift the...
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    Arms are about 80% done(not including the power...

    Arms are about 80% done(not including the power lifting system).

    If I made another set of these I think I would wait machining the inside diameter of the bearing carriers till after all the...
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    Ordered an annular cutter to clean up the bearing...

    Ordered an annular cutter to clean up the bearing carriers so the bearings will fit properly.

    Cutter should be here in a couple of days and once the lifting system is together and working properly...
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    Me too. After everything got welded the...

    Me too.

    After everything got welded the bearing carriers got distorted so I need to fix that now
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    Yes there will be side bracing.

    Yes there will be side bracing.
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    Spy Photo's

    Still not finished but this picture of a new style of canopy lifting system was taken at a secret Sterling development facility.:rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Second one still under construction

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    Thanks Peter I was going to order some now but I...

    Thanks Peter
    I was going to order some now but I think I'll wait till the arms are done and installed just in case something will change.

    And speaking of arms this is what I have so far

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    Thanks Found them. Just need to measure how...

    Thanks

    Found them. Just need to measure how much will be needed and then place an order for them.

    Well nothing works out as planned. Got all three grand kids today so I may not get to welding...
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    Does anyone know what this material is called and...

    Does anyone know what this material is called and where I can find some in bulk??

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    Thinking of using it to cover the opening that will be created when I recess the lifting arms into the...
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    I got lucky getting the welders. At the time...

    I got lucky getting the welders. At the time there was no way I could afford getting them.

    First welder (the mig) the shop was having a clearance sale on them to make way for the new models. I...
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    Thanks I have a Miller Syncrowave 200 TIG...

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    I have a Miller Syncrowave 200 TIG welder and a Miller Millermatic 35 MIG welder.

    If I had to farm out the welding(or any part of the build), the cost of making the lifting system would...
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    Parts for the front arms ready for welding 3581

    Parts for the front arms ready for welding

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    With a multi meter you can check/test the primary...

    With a multi meter you can check/test the primary and secondary windings of the coil and comparing those readings with the factory specifications you can determine if the coil is good or bad. Or you...
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    First time that I placed an order from them. Got...

    First time that I placed an order from them. Got the parts in 2 days and prices were ok.

    After the grand kids got picked up I thought I'd go and finish cutting the 2 rear arms. Got the 2 finished...
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    Personally I'd invest in a multi meter and test...

    Personally I'd invest in a multi meter and test the parts first before I would just go out and randomly buy stuff thinking that it's the problem.

    There are tests you can do with a multi meter to...
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    They are in their own category of annular cutter...

    They are in their own category of annular cutter

    Best description I could find.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annular_cutter

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    Just a couple of pictures to show the accuracy of...

    Just a couple of pictures to show the accuracy of the cut.

    I wish I had these cutters earlier when I was cutting the reliefs in the jig.

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