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GaryR
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Anybody know of a current source for lexan windows - driver's side and naca duct vents?

Thanks,
Gary

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Check the classifieds...Accesories.

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You can buy some lexan for the drivers side from Home Depot or Lowes. The lexan is flat, and unless you have a way of shaping it, it is almost useless. It is better to use the factory window and design it to be easily removed.

Does anyone know how to shape the lexan so that it will form fit the window?

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Did the Homebase thing w/ both windows.

Took the window out
- drew out its shape on the Lexan
- air saw came next
- then buffing wheel on the sides
- stuffed it back up in the frame with the rubber in place
- drilled a hole in the bottom of the Lexan through the door to keep it in place (Flex... its a fit flex kind of job, just shove or pull out the wife's hair drier, she just loves when the stuff from the house ends up in the shop!)
- pulled out the 1.5" hole saw form the old framers bag (one of my other lifes) put three hole in it and bingo air... and a ton of it!

[ 04-18-2006, 06:37 PM: Message edited by: Shawn@sampsonracing.com ]

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I may have responded incorrectly in my above post. I realize that Gary wanted NACA duct windows, but I thought he was also asking to put in a replacement drivers side window for storage, security, or rain while the car sits outside.

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Chris,

Are you talking about the main window or the small triangular window? I assure you and everyone else that a flat piece of Lexan works quite well as a replacement for the triangular window. It's shaped by the window frame.

My windows are direct replacements for the OEM glass and are held in place the same way as the OEM glass. It takes about ten minutes to R&R.

Shawn, how much time did you spend on the project?

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Karl,

I know your triangular replacements are good. I bought one! The fit and finish is great. I am talking about the main window. I want the lexan replacement to fit like a factory window.

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Yes, I am looking for both the ducted vents (sell me some, please) and a Lexan window to pop in the driver's door during transportation on my open trailer.

Thanks for the input.

Gary

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Karl- took me about an hour to do both.

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Gary, pm me, I have a source.

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Hi Chris,

You can lay a piece of Lexan over the OEM glass and "warm" it into place. It takes a big oven but it can be done. [Smile] If there are enough folks out there who want one, I'll look into making them. I don't really know why anyone would want one though. You can modify the OEM window tracks to hold the glass in place for transport, but open the door and it just pops right out.

BTW, thanks Chuck. How's the power situation? [Smile]

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Karl,

Thanks for the info. My OEM window was set up that way, but it got broken. Because I have not gotten around to replacing it, I cut one from a piece of lexan for the time being.

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shawn, yea I was going to have to call karl on the friendly bs regarding install time.......or it could be that I am not mechanically inclined [Smile] . I have a driver and passenger side air duct from karl and couldnt be happier.

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Karl, I need a lexan driver side window...and would be interested in buying one ready to go. I will Private Message you about it. I have to start storing my car outside (new house has a garage..but it is got a bedroom in it) [Smile]

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Justin- [thumbsup] NO BS... I just use a BIG [Smash] !

Took me longer to drive to ACE. Also, [twocents] the right tools made for a easy job and after building a GT 3rd gen mazda from the ground up... I've got one of something, in some draw, in some spot, somewhere.

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Well, for those not so mechanically inclined. [Smile]

I'll assume the main window has been removed. Open the door and inspect the top of the triangular frame around the small window. There are TWO small Phillips head screws that hold the weather stripping and the vertical frame member to the diagonal frame member. Remove those and then, with a 10 mm socket, remove the bolt that holds the same vertical window frame to the top of the door. The bolt is visible if the door panel is off. If you have NASCAR bars the window frame was probably cut so you will now be able to remove the vertical portion of the frame and remove the glass while still in the weather stripping. Without NASCAR bars you will have to loosen or remove the bolt (10 mm head again) that attaches the frame to the bottom of the door. Remove the rubber weather stripping from the glass, install the polycarbonate window of your choice back into the rubber and reinstall. Silicone lubricant speeds up the process slightly.

Just teasing Shawn. For some, time is money and for others the joy of creation is priceless. Hopefully I can help both.

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[thumbsup] Karl- No problem... Nice work or the description.

[Wink] I'm more like the bull in a china shop kind of guy anyway!

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Karl,

I would buy one -- my third drivers side door got broken today at TWS. the wind knocked it of the table. So if you decide to make this product count me on

thanks
William

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Hi William,

This was the first product I made. 400 or so later I keep telling everyone I won't make any more. Then someone calls and wants a pair because ours "look the best." I have another 15 or so in stock at the moment.

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Hi guys,
I know you are discussing lexan vent windows but I was wondering if anybody knows of where I might find a rear lexan window for my hardtop? Or should I just attempt the methods discussed from before, using a hammer and a blow dryer?

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I'm not sure if you're an SM guy or not. But ... a lexan rear window would not be legal in SM.

That said, normal lexan is very hard to shape. They make a variant that's easier to shape.

See the prod car site for more info on shaping windshields. http://prodracing.com/prodcar

-Kyle

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I just got a nice set of Lexan vent windows from Dave Wheeler over at Advanced Autosports.
He is having them made with an adjustable vent control in them and they were cheap enough that it wasn't worth trying to make them myself.
He has them on his web site.

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Oh, I did not know a lexan rear window was not legal in sm. I must have overlooked that in the rule book. I will look again, thanks.

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Its not really in the rulebook.

Its covered under the "If it doesn't say you can do it, then you can't" clause.

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Right on, thanks amigo.

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Sorry to reserect an old thread but I am looking for a lexan drivers side window. However, the lexan window must also cover the space where the qtr window used to be. (its been removed)

Anyone making these? Karl? Dave?

Thanks
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