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Old 02-15-2018, 07:15 PM
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This works, too, if you don't mind putting local vegetation to the test with ratchet straps:

That is awesome, gets me thinking about how big the trees are in my yard!
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:18 PM
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I used a set of heavy-duty ratchet straps to widen the support. They allowed me to spread the bar to about 26-1/4", which resulted in the desired final width of 24-3/8".

Don't pull on anything important, like the support beams in your hangar.
Thanks Buck, I now know I just wasn't spreading it far enough to retain some of the stretch. The rollbar would obviously make a decent spring too!
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:07 PM
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No dog in this hunt, but y'all be careful using stretchy stuff to pull with. Those straps might not cut like a cable, but the hardware could take a major chunk out of your skull. A chain hoist would be a lot safer...
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That is awesome, gets me thinking about how big the trees are in my yard!
No one said it has to be your yard....
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In Sept. 2012 I had to stretch also the windscreen support after welding two handhold (from stainless steel) to the bow.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...dzMnRnNTE4U0hB
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