Made canopy assist handles

June 2, 2017 – I knocked out the small assist handles for the sides of the slider.

I haven’t found much guidance for how other people have made these, so I just struck out on my own. I decided to attach these handles to the lower row of the side braces, since it was easy enough to install new rivets. I just made the handles out of the 3/4×3/4x.063 angle, and they are just 2 inches long, encompassing 2 rivets in the row.

To drill them I marked the center line of the handles and the distance between the existing rivets, then back-drilled from the inside.

I squeezed the rivets, and boom, it’s done.

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