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@scotts90ranger maybe I missed it, but are you structural engineer? A lot of overkill on this project. K.I.S.S . I wouldn't use toggle bolts in wood if I didn't have to.
1) Brackets attached to the structure,
2) then drop the frame into the brackets.

will make installing/removing that beast so much easier than trying to go through the frame into the wood.

3) Place about 4-6 brackets across the top, into studs of course,
4) drop that sucker in the braxkets
5) then a couple of brackets on the down arms.
 
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Just mechanical engineer... I know it's over built but everyone keeps telling me it needs more :). The main reason I'm using that 2" tubing throughout is because I have it, and it opens up options for mounting strings of lights and so forth that I know the wife is going to ask for...

I tried with a stud finder to find studs, but the wall is T111 over plywood on the outside and drywall over ship lap on the inside, looked into the attic and I couldn't see a dang thing either...

Ok, lag bolts are simpler anyway... I'll pre drill the holes and get plastic caps to cover them up. I could add some brackets to go to the rafters or whatever the extensions are called for the overhang if they are extended, I don't remember...

The main hold back now is that it's not really warm enough to paint, I'll paint it anyway but still... :)
 

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Use oil paint, it will dry eventually. I've seen new construction painters workjng outside in up to -10C sunny weather.
 

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I completely understand " using what you got ", just tossing my $.02 in.
 

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Lol, I know, if I was buying metal to do this I'd probably get all 1 1/2" 1/8 wall angle iron and build the same and be plenty strong, but what's the adventure in that? :)

It's bound to be around 50 this weekend, the Rustoleum primer I already have will likely work if I time it right and leave it alone for long enough...
 

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Drilled holes for the lag bolts tonight, 3" down, 10" down then 27" down... no calculations or anything but it looked good so I went with it...

I measured the tubing tonight and it's .090" or thereabouts... I put one end on a moving dolly, the other end on a 1x6 and stood in the middle and it is friggin solid, I'm calling it fine, once I bolt it up I'll hang from the middle and see if I think it needs legs, if it does I'll add them while there...
 

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Pictures ???
 

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This is the only one I took last night, didn't have much go left in me, meant to take one of the holes but didn't... drilled 3/8" holes through both sides of the tube then the outside big enough for a socket...

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I don't see a need for poles out front if you run a support or " back arm"
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I'm going to try to cap the ends of the tube tonight, I'll look into doing something like that, going all the way to the end is extreme overkill but splitting the difference wouldn't be bad on the ends
 

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Here's my compromise... I cut both pieces but I need to wait until daylight to clean up the second piece, don't have enough power in the shop for corded grinders (or at least I don't want to make that much mess, the head is off that 4 wheeler in the background of a few of these pictures...). After this picture I capped all 6 tube ends, and I grabbed some plastic 3/4" hole plugs assuming the holes I drilled are 3/4"... :)

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Working on this project I'm very glad I bought a horizontal bandsaw a few years ago... even cutting the pieces of sheet metal it was way easier to do that than set up the plasma cutter by the garage, it's nice it has a plate for vertical work... even though it isn't perfect it's way nicer than abrasives...
 

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Ok, this project can be classified as complete... it's done! Yesterday I set up my sweet paint booth in the driveway, spray paint doesn't really cooperate at 40 degrees but it's good enough... I think it was like 8 cans between primer and blue (I bought it all like a decade ago to paint the '91 explorer I had for a while and never got to it, so to go with the theme it's what I had around)... This morning I drug the engine hoist down from the garage that's not far away, found the balance point and put a lag bolt in a 2x4 and zip tied it in place... After I got the lag bolts in I hung on it (I'm not a small feller...) and it didn't do anything dumb so it's good to go without legs... After I got enough screws in the sheet metal for my needs, I siliconed the rest of the holes shut to stop most of the drips. Now for the pics:

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Nice work. That looks real good and follows the pitch of the roof pretty good
 

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The only thing you might be missing is a rain gutter to keep the rain and snow melt from dripping on you. I still need to do that over my garage door. As irritating as it is, one would think I would have done it already.
 

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The only thing you might be missing is a rain gutter to keep the rain and snow melt from dripping on you. I still need to do that over my garage door. As irritating as it is, one would think I would have done it already.
Some "C channel" out front would probably do the trick and be sturdy enough to hold ice/snow if it had to.
 

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