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Old 11-16-2009, 12:05 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Hmmm collapsing this SHOULD be very easy. use FABRIC to skin it and then have those aluminum polles in 3 sections that Telescope into each other with locking pins (or pop buttons like on EZ up tents if you can manage the fabrication or find the poles.

you could collapse the poles into each other FOLD them into the center and now you have something nice soft and FLAT to stow in the car.

the trick would be the frame ON the car. the easiest but most finicky would be welded SPIKES a few inches long that the tubes would insert ONTO to hold them at the right angle and stiff. then a couple bungies on the INSIDE of the tail to hold it all taunt.

Looking VERY nice so far.
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