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Old 12-19-2019, 05:46 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Armadillo - belated welcome to the forum - great project!!

Acquaintances of mine have a boat canvas business.

Years ago (though not as long back as botsapper's thread) we brainstormed about doing something similar. They had the benefit of years of manufacturing folding frames and sewing taut tops to fit perfectly. They also regularly added clear plastic for windows (optional).

I suggested making a prototype for the most popular truck at the time, A-B-A testing it for MPG benefit, and posting the results online. They could have put together a kit (or gave away instructions for making the frame), and then sold the UV-resistant Sunbrella covering.

Ultimately I guess I wasn't persuasive enough! Nice to see someone finally do it.
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