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Anyone have the tubular hoop kit left over for a Steen Canopy if they did a sliding

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Anyone have the tubular hoop kit left over for a Steen Canopy if they did a different kind of installation?

Or the whole kit?










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I ordered all the tubing from ACS about a month ago. I can post the BOM if you like.
 

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So, to be clear...the Steen Canopy set up is a tip up clamshell type. A slider kit may have been on the market during Mac McKensie's time - 70's, early 80's, and it would be the Firebolt canopy - complex and heavy.
 

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Who is ACS? and what is BOM? Yeah post anything... :)

And Wanderson was it you who bought some pull down side latches somewhere?













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This is for the Steen tip-up type canopy.

Here is what I got off the plans for a BOM. Ordered from ACS. I think this is complete, but it could be missing something.

BOM = Bill of Materials
ACS = Aircraft Spruce

Canopy was ordered from Todd's Canopy. He said two weeks :)

Search this site for the latch part number. I posted a source previously.

The quick release pins I may grab from the Fly Mart at Oshkosh.

Description Part# Qty Price

5052-0 ALUM TUBE 3/8X.035 6FT Part #: 03-39500-6 1 10.74

4130 STEEL TUBE 3/8X.035 4FT Part #: 03-01200-4 2 11.76

4130 STEEL TUBE 1/2X.035 4FT Part #: 03-02400-4 3 11.68

4130 STEEL TUBE 1/2X.049 6FT Part #: 03-02500-6 1 18.90

4130 STEEL TUBE 1/2X.058 1FT Part #: 03-02600-1 1 3.50

4130 STEEL TUBE 5/8X.058 4FT Part #: 03-03800-4 1 15.80

4130 STEEL SHEET 6 X 12 X .063 Part #: 03-23400 1 5.25

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So you are going to bend up the tubing yourself to start with instead of starting with the kit.

Well from the looks of your progress it is going to be easy work for you.

You are operating at amazing speed.

I am sitting over in another country wishing I could be home to get on mine. I will only have 2 months this year to work on it if lucky.

All I can do is order parts. Only thing I have gotten done so far is disassembly and bring home from previous owner, diagnose the flip over damage and needs, and send out the 540 crank rods and cam out of a different engine because replacing the original Continental IO-360 with the 540.

It's great to watch your progress Wanderson.
 
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I have a new canopy AND the canopy kit.
Are you still interested?
 

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