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How's about a canopy for a GT?

garden tractor canopy ac 718h mod. canopy

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#76 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted July 28, 2016 - 03:45 AM

Trying to figure out how they are tying that on.



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Posted July 28, 2016 - 09:42 AM

In the 3rd picture, at the bottom of the netting, each bottom corner is tied to the frame. Only two tie points are used.


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Posted July 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The screen thingy? Didn't notice it before.



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Posted July 28, 2016 - 10:53 AM

The screen thingy? Didn't notice it before.

Yes, at the bottom of the screen thing. I put the cover on the frame, slipped the front gusset over the front frame bar, moved to the back and pulled the cover tight and slipped the two top back elastic straps over the top back frame so the screen was on the inside and the elastic straps on the outside of the frame. Then pulled the screen thingy down and tied each corner to the side frame. 


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Posted August 23, 2016 - 03:02 PM

Well, I decided to just glue it all together. Started gluing the Velcro to the frame with black weatherstrip cement. Seems to be holding well, but my clamps aren't made for the round surface.

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Then the light bulb lit up and I started looking for something with about a 3/4" ID. Found some Pex. I cut a short piece and another about 9" long. Split those with the hacksaw and now I have something to clamp around the frame.

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I'll use the E-6000 to glue the other side of the Velcro to the material! I can wash, but probably want to air dry it.


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 05:03 PM

I'm slowly getting more Velcro bonded to the frame.

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Looks good. 


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Posted August 26, 2016 - 05:45 AM

It's slow work bonding the Velcro. But I can put some on of a morning and again in the evening.


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Posted August 27, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Yesturdy, eye culdnt spel seemstres, today eye R 1!

 

I glued the final pieces of Velcro to the frame this morning. Aaron brought up his Mom's old Kenmore sewing machine the other day. I got it oiled up and found out how to thread it. Even sewed a little with it. So, when the glue has dried, I'll be ready for making the material fit over it. I'll need lots of help in that dept. Wish me luck!


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Posted August 27, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Yesturdy, eye culdnt spel seemstres, today eye R 1!

 

I glued the final pieces of Velcro to the frame this morning. Aaron brought up his Mom's old Kenmore sewing machine the other day. I got it oiled up and found out how to thread it. Even sewed a little with it. So, when the glue has dried, I'll be ready for making the material fit over it. I'll need lots of help in that dept. Wish me luck!

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 11:52 AM

:wewantpics:

Yeah! Right! I'll see if they can do a zoom shot from the satellite as it goes over! I'll have my hands full as it is!



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Posted August 27, 2016 - 02:30 PM

OKay Daniel! You asked for it!

I think the machine was a little too happy with the oiling it got. Stitches were ziggety-zaggety! Oh Wait! There's a knob for that!

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Got the first piece of Velcro sewed on!

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Attached that and put some stretch and clamps on the other end!

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Here's another view of the machine! I can make some neat things with this sucker!

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 02:33 PM

Now you can make yourself a new dress!  :rolling:  Kidding aside.....great job Kenny!  I've been known to operate those machines myself a time or 2.  :thumbs:


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Posted August 27, 2016 - 04:19 PM

Now you can make yourself a new dress!  :rolling:  Kidding aside.....great job Kenny!  I've been known to operate those machines myself a time or 2.  :thumbs:

This thing can do wonders!  Had to re-string the bobbin already.

Got the other end done! now to get the sides! Corners are last!

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Got a little 'surprise'  planned after the vinyl paint is on!


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Posted August 27, 2016 - 07:25 PM

That looks pretty darn good Kenny! I'll send you some tractor and truck seat covers to duplicate! JK---glad you're getting it done!

 

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