Willy’s jeep #5: Prototype support system for canvas top

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Blog entry by FrenchGoattoys posted 03-27-2019 07:26 PM 1207 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, this is why it takes me so long to build these things. I am constantly fudging around and I am afraid to clue anything.

Because my best efforts to make the system hardware out of wood completely failed, I settled on other options.

I am concerned I am getting too many textures and the hardware is over sized.

After some toying, I see I am not likely going to be able to combine stowing and mounting. So, I am going to have to make it mount in the back.
Any thoughts would be welcomed.

System with future canvas top

Support hardware

Windshield hardware

I ran into a bit of an issue with the dashboard. The glass scraped the sides and now there’s dirt behind the glass. Crap.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#1 posted 03-27-2019 11:23 PM

Your going in directions I’ve never even thought about, but looks like fun and will be way cool when done.

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#2 posted 03-28-2019 02:51 PM

Looks great. The tiny details add a lot to the authenticity.

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#3 posted 03-31-2019 02:47 AM

Nice job.

Note that making a pattern for the cover may assist in completing that task.

My custom dinghy cover topic shows using clear plastic to make a pattern.

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