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#573726 - 26/04/19 06:30 AM Cockpit canopy
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Hi Chaps

Im a four wheeler owner but wanted to ask you tricycle guys a quick question rofl

I have a friend who is an exceptional machinist. He also has a strong interest in cars etc.

He mentioned to me in passing that he would love to design and make a sliding canopy, aircraft style that could be retro fitted to M3Ws.

Is there a market for this in your world ?

cheers
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#573745 - 26/04/19 09:19 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: Bonesie]
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90 views and no replies. Guess its a no then rofl

Back to the trad forum for me then innocent
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#573747 - 26/04/19 09:22 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: Bonesie]
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The fun of driving a M3W is the direct interaction with the elements.
That may answer your questions
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#573755 - 26/04/19 09:51 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: Bonesie]
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I seem to remember a concept design that had such a canopy. Based on a Spitfire type canopy. I don’t know if one was actually made though.
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#573757 - 26/04/19 10:01 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: sospan]
Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted By sospan
I seem to remember a concept design that had such a canopy. Based on a Spitfire type canopy. I don’t know if one was actually made though.


I think John posted a "concept" he produced using a graphics program, very convincing too it was as long as you overlook the need to move the steering to the centre!
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#573760 - 26/04/19 10:08 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: The Austrian]
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Originally Posted By The Austrian
The fun of driving a M3W is the direct interaction with the elements.
That may answer your questions


Up to a point. My face drew the line at the hail that was fired at it while rallying a couple of weeks ago.

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#573767 - 26/04/19 11:08 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: Bonesie]
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Originally Posted By Bonesie
...I have a friend who is an exceptional machinist. He also has a strong interest in cars etc.... he would love to design and make a sliding canopy, aircraft style that could be retro fitted to M3Ws. ...

Not sure about the "sliding" part. But certainly a screen + weather protection device, like a trad hardtop (per the +6 for example).
Challenges would be
- aesthetics
- accomodating a luggage rack
- disassembly and in-car storage if touring
- ventilation / condensation / wipers
- vibration proofing

I'd suggest a roof canopy, maybe canvas, attaching to a varient of the Fairbourne. Suggest your mate has a chat to them as they had some thoughts re a roof for a 5sp... or maybe the factory would be interested in a chat?

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#573773 - 26/04/19 11:31 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: Bonesie]
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I remember G56 had a canopy design a few years ago as well.
Not my cup of tea, but I can see the attraction.

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#573776 - 26/04/19 11:58 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: The Austrian]
Bonesie Offline
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Originally Posted By The Austrian
The fun of driving a M3W is the direct interaction with the elements.
That may answer your questions


It wouldnt need to be a permanent fixture.
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#573777 - 26/04/19 11:59 AM Re: Cockpit canopy [Re: Peter J]
Bonesie Offline
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By sospan
I seem to remember a concept design that had such a canopy. Based on a Spitfire type canopy. I don’t know if one was actually made though.

as you overlook the need to move the steering to the centre!



Ah, yes. We didnt think of that !!!
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