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    Canopy Lifting Arm build

    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    Well I certainly hope you start posting more Brett, because you are disappointing me so far
    Well David I sure don't want to disappoint you.

    Had a little time today to get started on the new canopy lifting arms.

    They are made out of 304 stainless steel.

    The stock diameter of the arms I have now are 1" and I'm thinking of increasing that to 1 1/4"(32mm)diameter

    This is the lower bracket. Still needs to be drilled out of course.


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    Nice start, When I get round to starting on the Nova I will be making a set of stainless hinges I am still undecided on what to use for the lifting , so I look forward to seeing your progress.

    Dirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post

    This is the lower bracket. Still needs to be drilled out of course.



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    How did you do the folds? Do you have a press? or was it block of wood in a vice and an hammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    How did you do the folds? Do you have a press? or was it block of wood in a vice and an hammer
    I cheated

    I used square tubing and cut out a section from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I cheated

    I used square tubing and cut out a section from it.
    Nice bit of lateral thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I cheated

    I used square tubing and cut out a section from it.
    You can buy stainless channel.

    Dirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    You can buy stainless channel.

    Dirk

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    Channel has a different profile where as cutting square tubing looks like bent sheet metal (like the oem brackets look like)

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    Also trying to find any kind of steel here in metric sizes is real hard and then trying to get it in small quantities makes it even harder and then getting it in stainless steel makes it even harder yet, but I found a place to get it

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    Another neat job, I am sure the arms will be equally repressive.



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    Top brackets semi done

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    Nice work Brett - is stainless steel difficult to weld?
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