Originally Posted by bluskydreamin
I broke this tube in half trying to "adjust" the tip up frame to the rest of the fuselage on a -7 build. Took it to a local machine shop that did TIG welding. I dropped it off on my way to morning coffee and $30 - 30 minutes later.... it was like new. Press on! The canopy of the pre -14 era can be a source of endless patience testing fun....
Easily weldable with tig or torch (I do both). Just bring it up to Montreal and I will do it for free
. Walk into any welding shop with cold hard cash and they will do it, likely for a $20 bill. Clean it up, redrill and build on.
Most people are just gluing the canopy on now - avoids cracking. Worth considering. Search on sika flex.