- Feb 1, 2007
- Dallas, Texas
- 00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
If memory serves, the F-16 canopy is opened and closed by a big powered arm attached at the rear. It should be (relatively) easy to have something like that (unpowered) on the back of a car canopy - perhaps with a pull pin inside that the driver could reach back and pull (much like certain ejector seat handles) to disconnect the canopy from the arm, then kick the canopy off. Also have external pull pin on the part where it mounts to the car that a marshal could pull/hammer off from outside (as the F-16 does) to have the entire thing just detach from the car in a couple of seconds.