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Taken with NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3100

  • 40 mm
  • 10/600
  • f f/5.3
  • ISO 1800
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1 hour ago, JDevoy said:

Hi SC, 

do you know which size drill bit I need for the canopy handle rivnuts.

Cheers 

Hi James,

The 2 bolts that secure the handle to the canopy frame are M6 which of course means a M6 rivnut. A M6 rivnut uses a 9mm hole. Technically it's a 8.5mm hole if you can source that size bit across the pond in metric land. :D

Hope this helps. 

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Brilliant as always Shawn. Yup got an 8.5mm yesterday. Fitting today. Did the canopy guides yesterday. Simple but immense solution. Canopy glides closed now. No more juggling it side to side. 

 

The imperial/metric thing is a bummer. USA bits on a European design. Need two sets of tools!  

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4 hours ago, JDevoy said:

Brilliant as always Shawn. Yup got an 8.5mm yesterday. Fitting today. Did the canopy guides yesterday. Simple but immense solution. Canopy glides closed now. No more juggling it side to side. 

 

The imperial/metric thing is a bummer. USA bits on a European design. Need two sets of tools!  

The canopy guides are totally worth doing however the canopy handle is pretty much worthless. 

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5 hours ago, JDevoy said:

Brilliant as always Shawn. Yup got an 8.5mm yesterday. Fitting today. Did the canopy guides yesterday. Simple but immense solution. Canopy glides closed now. No more juggling it side to side. 

The imperial/metric thing is a bummer. USA bits on a European design. Need two sets of tools!  

I so wished we used the metric system. I do so much of my design and work with the metric system, nearly all my components come from overseas and the specs and drawings are in metric. Converting to imperial is a pain. Base 10, how easy is that? No, we have 1/16" and 1/32" and all kinds of crazy fractions, how silly. :D

I hear the canopy guides work great and I can't see what that handle is used for at all. It's very, very rare that my canopy doesn't algin when I close it thankfully.

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Ha .... metric vs imperial , tell me about it .. 

I had an oil tank go bad ( a mechanic installed a quick oil release valve with not enough clearance between the valve and the exhaust below so the valve kept banging on the exhaust during engine startup , and eventually the oil tank bottom bolt gave out ) so I had to get a new tank  - trouble is they my original tank and fittings were European and I could only get the imperial version here so I kept the European top of the tank ( so it fits the oil lines ) and used imperial bottom of the tank since that’s the only one I could get here heheh - it works fine since the only difference is at the top related to pipe fitting but what a pain ...

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