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winsheild question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I hear a few people thinking of lexan or something lighter than automotive glass for there windsheild. I was just wondering how hard it would be to duplicate the factory curve on the windsheild, for the lexan piece, or would you have to make a custom frame? thanks!
     
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    When I worked at a plastics shop when I was 19 or so , I saw the owners son make one on his break times . He at home took and made a plaster mold of his windshield , by laying windshield upside down and putting plaster on it . He then used the oven we had to get the plastic sheets pliable for vacuum forming . You put the sheet in a wooden frame and clamp it down before baking , and remove with mitts . Once the plastic sheet was drooping , he removed from heat , pressed onto mold he had sitting on a stool , let cool , trimmed it , scraped edges with a knife to deburr , used a torch on the edges to make it look like glass . And installed it when he went home /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    yikes! I don't think I'd beable to do that... /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     

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