Whoo-Hoo! This is one of the milestones that I’m really pleased to reach: the canopy is riveted onto its frame, without a significant scratch or any fracture of any sort. For some reason, I’ve been worried that it’s a fragile thing that needs to be protected by its frame. It might be an unreasonable fear, but I’m glad it’s behind me regardless.
I’m going to stop canopy work here—the rest is fiberglass work for the front skirt, and I have no experience with fiberglass yet. Since that’s a very cosmetically visible component, I’ll defer that until I get some education and practice.