Willg's Windshield Building Instructions

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Willg's Windshield Building Instructions

Post by BB Sig » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:27 am

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:23 pm
I thought I'd show some pics and document my windshield fabrication. After looking into this online I figured there could always be a little more info available. This is .22" plexiglass from HDepot. I had enough material from one sheet to make 2 windshields. I first used heavy paper to make a template on my console to get the gist of what I wanted, then transferred it to a piece of ply to make a permanent template. I didn't worry much about exact measurements for the template, just made sure it was symmetric. I transferred the template pattern to the plexiglass, but drew it wide so I could rough cut the plexiglass on the table saw. Then I taped the plexiglass to the template and ran it on the router table using a straight pattern-following bit. The router does a clean job on the plexiglass (the table saw does not). I then rounded the edges on both sides with a 1/4" roundover bit. I then flame polished the edge with a MAP torch (also HDepot). This turned out nice. I used the console itself as the bending form for the corners. After slowly heating the bend line with a hot air gun I taped it to the console, did the bend and held it till it set. It's hot as hell and you need gloves for this! Despite all the warnings about drilling plexiglass, I drilled the holes carefully beginning with little bits and worked my way up - no problem. It was attached with finish washers and rubber washers.

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Re: Willg's Windshield Building Instructions

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:30 am

He makes it look and sound so easy!!
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Re: Willg's Windshield Building Instructions

Post by narfi » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:45 am

I have some 1/8" (.125) ordered, am I going to regret not doing .22? too late now, I guess I can try and see :P

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Re: Willg's Windshield Building Instructions

Post by Rtorres2411 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:32 pm

Thanks for reposting the windshield instructions. My dad made me the windshield for the OB. He did a great job.
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