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Old 03-11-2019, 03:48 PM
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Did anyone drill the lightening holes per drawing (1-1/4" D)?
No matter how I measure, that diameter cuts into the two flanges.
I've already trashed one set. Different reason. Basically made a mess.
1-1/4" seems too big. Maybe 1-1/8"?
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:18 PM
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:21 PM
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:49 PM
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Beautiful but what dimension are those holes?
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:56 PM
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Beautiful but what dimension are those holes?
Larry, measure the distance between the two bends in your brace, should give you a good idea of the diameter of his holes on the brace he shows.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:35 AM
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Larry, measure the distance between the two bends in your brace, should give you a good idea of the diameter of his holes on the brace he shows.
I did. That's why the question. No way to drill 1-1/4" holes per Vans plans. I drilled them
1-1/8". Looks good. Thanks.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:37 AM
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Keep in mind, the goal here is to make that part flexible enough to fit the canopy radius. I seem to recall my holes cut right to the edge of the two flange bends.
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