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philmooo
 Post subject: Anyone have one?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:10 pm 
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Anyone have a canopy they want to sell?? Figure I would check before buying new. It is far beyond repairing.

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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: Anyone have one?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:57 am 
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Ask Lou about the one he has.
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1albee
 Post subject: Re: Anyone have one?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 am 
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I have seen the set (windshield and canopy) Lou has, there new old stock in a create. Lou's based is in southern California.

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fytrplt
 Post subject: Re: Anyone have one?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:41 pm 
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Funand games at the Thorp Factory.
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flyingfool
 Post subject: Re: Anyone have one?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:16 pm 
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I have heard, so I don't know if it is a fact, that as plastic canopy's age, they get more brittle and thus more suceptible to cracking. So you may want to consider whether you will actually save any money for the use of an older canopy versus a new "fresh" canopy if you end up craking the old one and have to buy another anyhow.

Again, maybe this is just an old vicisous rumor/wives tale spread by the internet by people like me!


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fytrplt
 Post subject: Re: Anyone have one?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:07 pm 
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More canopy fun.

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My canopy has been on for 35 years and is still serviceable. Since acrylics are moisture sensitive, spending most of its life in Florida probably hasn't hurt it any.

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Bill Williams
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:46 pm 
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That's Duke watching me drill his $1400 canopy. Bob and I are helping him install the plastic on his S18.
Damn I'm getting too old to do this !


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Bill Williams
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:33 am 
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Got the hard part done. With Bob, Duke and I we bend up and tig welded the frame
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