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Old 08-16-2002, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows

Has anyone here made there own Plexiglass windows? Im looking to do my whole car. Also what are the rules regarding thickness, mounting, etc. And if anyone has done this could you guide me to a how to on shaping the plexiglass, cutting, and all that.

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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (highbrid)

tonyxcom has and they looked awesome!

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Old 08-16-2002, 01:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (SIINSI)

We do our own on our race car as most of the race cars out there have on theirs as well. Heres a tip to get the black out line under the lexan. Get your whole lexan peices down to shape. Always leave the protectent film on. On what would be the insdie of the window, take an exacto knife and trim out what you want the border to be and peel it away. Then get a rag and spray carb. cleaner on the rag and wipe it all around the open lexan on the border surface to ruff it up. Let it dry for a minute and now you can spray the borders black. Thats how everyone does it.
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Old 08-25-2002, 04:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (ninesecrx)

how do you form it to curve like the factory glass?
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Old 08-25-2002, 04:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (paul_vang)

it will form when you bolt it in. use your original windows as your templates for the new ones.
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Old 08-25-2002, 08:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (highbrid)

i used the old windo as templates and even installed the windos in the doors
if u make them excatly the sam u can even roll them up and down it just takes some patients
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here's an emergency quick lexan thing we did on the side windows.
The rear hatch has been on for 3 yrs though.
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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (exospeedAMcrx)

what are those little tabs that you're drilling? I've never seen anyone here use tabs
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How do you think they keep it on?....double sided tape? Click the image to open in full size.

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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (Prelude_RCR)

you gotta rivet to something...

We made door skins because our door were all gutted out. So we just extended the door skins up a little, and riveted on to the skin, instead of trying to have tabs like that.

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hatch and quarter
http://www.fatboyraceworks.com/~ndah...k/DSCF0194.JPG

windshield
http://www.fatboyraceworks.com/~ndah...k/DSCF0207.JPG

sunroof
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sunroof and windshield
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hatch and sunroof
http://www.fatboyraceworks.com/~ndah...k/DSCF0227.JPG

good picture of the edging we put all around the lexan to clean it up, and the weather sealing putty we used.
http://www.fatboyraceworks.com/~ndah...k/DSCF0228.JPG

fuzzy picture of the door skin
http://www.fatboyraceworks.com/crx/i...r/DSCF0096.jpg

inside of the door skins
http://www.fatboyraceworks.com/~ndahl/crx/DSCF0069.JPG

inside of the sunroof, we had to weld a lip on there, for the lexan to sit on.
http://www.fatboyraceworks.com/~ndahl/crx/DSCF0074.JPG


anyways, I have more pictures, if you would like to see more.
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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (martini)

What did you use around the edges of the Lexan? Where is the best place to buy 2 sheets of lexan?
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Default Re: Home-made Lexan/Plexiglass windows (Bserious)

it's some of that stuff that you put on the edges of doors to avoid giving chipping your paint along that edge..

We picked it up at an autobody supply store. It also works well around the edges of the fiberglass front end, where it isn't finished very well.
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Weight saving on hatch and rear quarters, anyone???
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