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garden tractor canopy ac 718h mod. canopy

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#106 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Thanks, guys! It is in no way perfect, but will help when I go plowing again. I hope to get it finished up here real soon and mounted.



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 12:51 PM

As long as your building them Kenny i could use one for the 300 jd while im tilling


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 01:55 PM

Looks good Kenny. If I wanted a canopy I know a costume maker that I would take it to for sewing.

 

Back in the 50s I had to sew my pants to peg them and had to use a treadle machine so I'll not do any more sewing.


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 02:54 PM

As long as your building them Kenny i could use one for the 300 jd while im tilling

This thread is supposed to get you guys to make your own. But for enough $ I might be persuaded to do another!


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 06:49 PM

I am happy with my $69.00 find at Sears. Looking it over, I only had to modify the under seat mounting. Enlarged two frame holes to fit the seat studs. The only sewing is two 3" seams for the front gusset, and about 18" for the back screen. There is only two tie points on the back frame, and two elastic straps to hold the back corners down.

PS I am an ex-Parachute rigger and can handle almost any small sewing machine.  

Great Job Kenny!

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 02:07 PM

Sewing is done! I'm not impressed with the vinyl paint, didn't cover anything. Oh well! Logo is done and it's back on the frame!

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My other added attraction. It's at the rear center.

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On the frame!

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 03:22 PM

Sorry to hear about the paint. I thought about dyeing mine grey, but gave that thought up. Logo looks good from here!


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 06:09 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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I use to be pretty good too on my wife's old Kenmore. Now she has a Viking....way too complicated now.
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 06:18 PM

I like it Kenny turned out nice & functional especially being able to remove it. I wonder what you could have done if anything to get the vinyl paint to cover.
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Posted August 31, 2016 - 02:19 PM

Here it is on Alice! Nice sunny day and my shoulders on up were shaded. First two pics is with Alice pointing West.

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 02:57 PM

that looks great Kenny  now i think i might have to build one for Averys patio


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 03:07 PM

Alice look great Kenny.


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 04:40 PM

:thumbs:  :thumbs: :thumbs:  Looks Good, Does it fit through the garage door? I had to double check mine as the door I have is only a 7' one. 


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 04:56 PM

:thumbs:  :thumbs: :thumbs:  Looks Good, Does it fit through the garage door? I had to double check mine as the door I have is only a 7' one. 

Yes it does!



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Posted August 31, 2016 - 07:27 PM



On rounded corners you can cut the fabric rounded slightly longer than it needs to be, either fold pleats in it or cut darts (triangles) out until the corner fits, sew the darts/pleats, fold the edge and sew it with the rest of the top's edge. That's what we do.

By the way, that's a great job!

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