This article and canopy is the work of Okkie van Wyk. You can follow
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Here is the start of my aluminum canopy.
I toke some photos and will post them as we go along .
Ok I decided to go with the soft lines for the shape instead of
the more square approach.
And asked a friend of mine whom is a specialist in aluminum to help
with the design, and building. We made a template for the front
and rear and for the roof part we used a 1.5m X 2.3m checker plate
3mm thick. The side doors will be cut out and a door sill welded
in for the doors , same with the rear door that will be a half door.
The roof part was rolled in a plate-roller to the correct shape
and the front and rear will be welded to it. There is no frame as
the roof and side panels are made out of one plate. Door cut outs
are used to make the doors and the roof part will be strengthened
with 3 aluminum channels. I got the same locks and hinges that Pieter
and Niel used on their canopies
Here are some photos of the start and the canopy tacked together
so long. Will post some more as the project takes shape.
Okay as promised here is an update on the progress
The side and rear doors were cut in today
The door frames and door sides were cut and bent
The front end (Cab side) is cut at an angle to close the gap between
the cab and the canopy
Now the door frames and door sides need to be cut
to size and then the big weld starts
Will keep you up to date