rnbraud Posted July 9, 2008 Share Posted July 9, 2008 Hello all, again, The Front Hinged Canopy build continues. Now that I have a plan for the canopy seal, I need to plan for the latches. Rock's Thinking: Side Opening Canopy: I understand the need for three latches with the standard Cozy canopy. We have two somewhat large hinges on one side for keeping the canopy attached, and three latches on the other side, one up front close to the instrument panel to help keep the front lip down, one closer to the front seat back to help keep the middle from flexing up, and one towards the rear for, well keeping the rear in place. Rock's Thinking: Uli's FHC: I am guessing here, but Uli simply duplicated the latch system on both sides of the canopy to keep things simple or close as possible to the original. I might be wrong here. Rock's NEW Thinking: FHC : Do we really need three latches on both sides? Wouldn't two latches suffice? Since the front hinges act like a latch in that they keep the front part of the canopy in place and could be seen to do the work of the "standard Cozy" front latches. Then we/I would just need a latch close to the front seatback and one towards the rear portion of the canopy? My concern with "Rock's NEW Thinking FHC" is that the distance between the front hinges and the front seatback latch is about four (4) feet. Is that too long of a distance for the canopy not to be restrained? Do you guys think the canopy would flex/lift off to much in this area or is it stiff enough to maintain it's shape in this area? Any and all latching idea/advice/ridicule are appreciated. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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