Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Canopy screwed on and fits

It's actually on and fits !!! Sort of almost gave up for a while, but eventually it is there. All holes countersunk and threaded. Only need some riveting and priming, and it is ready to go.

I made 4 small drainage holes at the bottom of the frame. Some water is bound to get into those tubes somehow, and it is better to drain it out at once. Also need some spacers here and there.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Canopy frame and screws

Some of the screws go into the steel angle inserts in the frame. I also threaded the steel angles, but these stainless MS screws are not really up to quality to handle this. They will bite between the aluminium and steel and it all ends with the head of the screw being twisted off.

Re-drilled and threaded to M4 standard and used some real industry quality M4 screws instead (made of real steel, and with metric shaped threads). Doing this, and all of a sudden the biting problem was gone. Only had umbraco heads avaiable, but will probably change them later.

Sloooowly, but surely this canopy is finally coming together....

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Canopy frame and handle

Had to trim the handle to make it glide smooth. Made the hole for the lock. Also drilled up and threaded the holes in the steel angle tubes.