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garden tractor canopy ac 718h mod. canopy

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 09:44 PM

That'll be nice. Keep the sun off, some moisture too.
Is the surprise Fringe?
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 05:20 AM

That'll be nice. Keep the sun off, some moisture too.
Is the surprise Fringe?

NOPE!



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Posted August 28, 2016 - 06:41 AM

A big AC logo?
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 08:22 AM

A big AC logo?

You won! Gonna make it from this old strap.

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Posted August 28, 2016 - 08:59 AM

Congratulations on sewing the top yourself - sewing is like riveting things together only with different materials. 


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 01:10 PM

Congratulations on sewing the top yourself - sewing is like riveting things together only with different materials. 

Sometimes, you just gotta 'Git-R-Dun'! I'm no 'Suzie Homemaker' with this thing, but we're getting along.

 

I got all the Velcro sewn on this morning. Now to figure out what to do at the corners.

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Posted August 28, 2016 - 03:28 PM

Here's my thoughts on the corners. Make a few stitches to bunch things together more and add a small square of Velcro both places to hold it up there.

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Got kinda hot out there, so I'll do this tomorrow morning while it's cool. It's 97° in the shade with out a breeze on the porch.


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 07:09 PM

Here's my thoughts on the corners. Make a few stitches to bunch things together more and add a small square of Velcro both places to hold it up there.

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Got kinda hot out there, so I'll do this tomorrow morning while it's cool. It's 97° in the shade with out a breeze on the porch.

One way to do it and will probably work fine.  Another option would be to fold the material inward at the corners and then run a seam on the inside of the material and leave about 3/8" for a seam allowance and trim off the rest - you can mark it with a pencil where you want the seam - use a stapler to hold the material in position while you sew it.  Then you can fold the material back against the top and sew it in place.


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 02:31 AM

One way to do it and will probably work fine.  Another option would be to fold the material inward at the corners and then run a seam on the inside of the material and leave about 3/8" for a seam allowance and trim off the rest - you can mark it with a pencil where you want the seam - use a stapler to hold the material in position while you sew it.  Then you can fold the material back against the top and sew it in place.

Wouldn't that make it permanent?



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 07:42 AM

Kenny here's another way to finish the corners with snaps , male end gets screwed to the frame and the female goes on the fabric with the special tool

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 07:54 AM

I think I will use the Velcro as I have plenty left over. Just sew some to the top and corners. That will keep them out of the way and allow me to remove the fabric when needed.


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 09:21 AM

Wouldn't that make it permanent?

If you taper the corners up so they just extend down to the bottom of the frame then they should look ok and the top should still be removable.  Nothing wrong with the way you are planning on doing it with the Velcro either. 



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 10:04 AM

I got the corners done! Think this will be just fine!

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Looks great Kenny cant wait to see it on Alice or what your other surprise is to go with it


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 10:53 AM

You may want to add one of these to your signature - "Kenny's Canopy Shop - if you need a top to mow then bring it to Kenny to sew" or "Don't mow topless out in the sun - get a canopy from Kenny for some cool mowing fun"    :thumbs:

 

Looks good!


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