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rjneal 01-06-2015 03:51 AM

Pick up canopy framing
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I would like to share a project I'm just finishing up, it's in the finisher's shop now.
My client wanted a canopy over their 1941 Chevy pickup to haul guest from their olive mill to their winery and other places on their estate during the winter months. They normally give rides durning better weather months.

Made out of white oak. I domino the rafters to the upper plate.
This pictures is when I did the gluing of the rafters.

Wonderwino 01-06-2015 04:28 AM

Looks great! I used to ride in the back of a '48 Dodge 1.5 ton with a similar canopy when at Summer camp. That would be illegal now!

rjneal 01-06-2015 02:23 PM

Re: Pick up canopy framing
1 1/2 ton now that was a bumpy ride.
I remember riding in the back of my Dad's '56 Chevy with a canopy on camping trips. 3+ hours on the highway.

NedYoung 01-06-2015 07:34 PM

Re: Pick up canopy framing
Thanks for showing us your project, RJ. Nice work, adds to the truck.

Anyone else doing automotive woodworking?

Wonderwino 01-06-2015 08:58 PM

Re: Pick up canopy framing
The old 1.5 tonner I rode in had a sheet of painted plywood across the front of the bed, with a hole about 16"x24" covered with hail screen as a center window. Are you going to have some kind of additional structure across the front to support the canvas? :popcorn:

rjneal 03-22-2015 02:38 PM

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Yes Alex I put in a stretcher across the truck just above the back window.
Thanks Ned.


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