This canopy frame is not moving very fast, of course if I worked on it for more than :30 at a time I might get it done. I attempted to pull the front of the frame together today with a ratcheting strap and it takes LOTS of movement to get that chromoly to yield. I only need to move .20" and I'm still not there. I need re-read the Van's advice on manipulated the canopy frame before I screw something up. I'll do that tonight.
Here is the strap attached before pressure was applied
Here it is under tension and we're still not there yet.