Your profile doesn't indicate what part of this big brown land you live in so it's hard to recommend an annex maker for you but......... if you have a look at the Vintage restoration parts/suppliers thread you might find a recommended annex repairer /maker near you.
If perchance you find one near you that does a good job let us know about them and I will add it to the list
FRANKLIN 1 Was mentioning that he had to consider the possability of the door scraping the roof/awning when it is touching the door. All I can add is many years ago my parents had a 72 millard that we used for all our holidays (god wish I was a kid again) and the door would also scrape the annexe roof, so the old man fitted a slallish but wide wheel that came on a bracket that the old man fitted to the top of the door on the out side, and itdid an absolutely brilliant job of solving that problem, hope it helps. Neal and Bron.
Post by shesgotthelook on Sept 26, 2015 9:47:10 GMT 10
We had a new awning made for Veronica Viscount, & converted all her Marconi to sail track (rope track is the correct term when buying the rail).
My canvas man- made my awning, changed the van to rope track, altered the existing annexe to rope track & repaired a horse rug for $594. I think we ended up with 'Dickson' blind material which is waterproof & has been tested! Dickson has lots of suitable patterns but not many of them are available in Aus.
I had a new sail rope section sewed into the annex of my Olympic by the local canvas guy. These are a couple of pix of how he did it.
The rope actually goes thru an eyelet pressed into the canvas. I think you may have trouble getting someone to reeve the rope loop together, as I would think it could be a dying art. They actually spread the rope strands, & weave them together. I'm sure my dad, who was amonst other things, a rigger at one stage, called it "reeving" the rope.
JBJ wonderful many thanks. Now can I be a pain and ask for a the other side of picture 2 of your post to see the top side. As for reeving the rope it is a lost art. But... I've had a little experience with splicing ropes which looks very similar. getting that other picture of the top side may be all we need to sort out ours.
Post by shesgotthelook on Sept 30, 2015 8:56:16 GMT 10
Sorry for delay, life a bit manic atm! Give me a week for the actual annexe as I physically cannot get it out from under the bed by myself & am about to go on holidays & of course the bit I want to photograph is folded inside Anyway, here's the awning.
It feels like a solid tubing & there is no rope involved at all. Very lightweight though & easy to handle. The annexe may be different.