Thu Oct 21 2021

Canopy stop bearing roller plates

Made a little jig to sand the correct (concave) radius on the forward surface of the roller plates.

Half of this curve gets flattened out to create a nice lead-in when closing the canopy.

Hard to see the curvature in this photo, but it's there. Both left and right plates ready to be drilled...

...to the appropriate mounting block. Drilled one hole, then countersunk the plate and tapped the block...

...so I could screw it in place to drill the second hole.

Here's what it looks like installed. If you look closely, the forward face of the plate has a very slight curvature starting about halfway up.

...and that curvature rolls on the bearing to prevent the canopy frame from being deformed by the lift struts when closing.