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Old 11-20-2008, 07:05 AM
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currently using lexan, but as of now with months of use, dirt/dust/etc on, trying to wash off but gets right back to dirt to wipe off, it's getting pretty scratched up. just annoying now.


custom windshield is in the $1500 range.. and i just dont have that type of funding right now for a windshield.. if i had that $1500, it'd go towards the air ride..
THIS company cuts curved windshields and from their site "The average chop starts at $395 with just the top of the glass cut and re-shaped to original. Additional cuts or modifications can be extra." Also HERE's some tip how to cut them also...joe

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Be sure to take a lot of pictures as you fabricate the top and sliding mechanism and then post them up either in this thread or in your journal. If it works, I'm sure others might want to steal your design (um, that would include me).
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Be sure to take a lot of pictures as you fabricate the top and sliding mechanism and then post them up either in this thread or in your journal. If it works, I'm sure others might want to steal your design (um, that would include me).
hahaha, i always document everything with many pictures, if im able to pull this off, i'll be sure to have the pictures, parts & sources up to give a helping hand to anyone else who would go for it..
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putting together a stationary frame that'll cover the whole open roof, probably held down by 8 wing nuts from the under side, and top side would see nothing but a white square cap pretty much.

gotta build the square frame for it, as low/thin as possible, figure out best suitable places for the studs to go through the car, and provide a not-too-bad location for the wing nuts. then build the ribs for it to keep shape, then i already have the marine use material to wrap the cover.

just letting you guys know im not dead..

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I was hoping to see some photos when I saw you had posted.

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.......garage door sliders..and tracks....
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.......garage door sliders..and tracks....
with the electric opener too, with a craftsman clicker on my keychain
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i've given up at the moment, and dont know what to do anymore. im thinking about getting some sheet metal, and welding a roof on now, and building ribs on the inside to help structure/shape.

weather has really sucked, been really cold, raining once in a while, and so much water/moisture, some spots on the car are starting to rust. enough to make me want to cut out more and weld in new panels.


I KNEW I SHOULDA DONE IT ALL AT THE BODY SHOP WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE!
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i've given up at the moment, and dont know what to do anymore. im thinking about getting some sheet metal, and welding a roof on now, and building ribs on the inside to help structure/shape.

weather has really sucked, been really cold, raining once in a while, and so much water/moisture, some spots on the car are starting to rust. enough to make me want to cut out more and weld in new panels.


I KNEW I SHOULDA DONE IT ALL AT THE BODY SHOP WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE!
Don't let this be the point that brings a halt to your project. Too many projects hit this point and get pushed to the back side of the shop and forgotten.

Just regroup your thoughts about the roof, for example look at how VW did it on the early beatles and follow thier lead.
Take care of the fresh rust while it is easy to do, then coat it with SPI epoxy.

I think darn near everyone who hotrods has hit this same point a time or two so dont feel alone.
Get back to work on your vision!
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since the last time i've posted here, i went through 2 jobs, and now i have a job that pays well, has normal hours, mon-fri 8 to 5, and i have time for projects again! Today was the beginning of a new year of progress, cleaned up the garage finally, made alot of room, and the hot rod bug bit me again..


also, since a year ago, i've gotten a couple new toys..

1963 Honda "cub" Trail55 50cc scooter
2008 Yamaha R6

the honda scooter went through a rat rod type of stage, went through function and now will go back to rat rod and possibly be the setup for my halloween costume this year..

the yamaha is just a hell of a bike.

will have more updates this year, i promise

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Good to see you back. I wish I had photos of my Honda C110 50 I had back in the late sixties. I had a ball on that bike. My brother built it for me with a bobbed rear fender, a Yamaha front fork and of course knobbys. I rode the hell out of that thing in the creek and hills near my house.

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It's like I check in once a year on here..

Anyways, got rid of the crotch rocket, kept the '63 Honda scooter, continued modifying it and having fun with it..



This week, I recently picked up a welder. Lincoln Electric SP100. Been welding since I was 17 or so, so this is coming up to 10 years of on & off, hobby and work, mostly MIG, but TIG for a couple of months..

I can finally imagine a roof being on the volvo now.. But, I want to have the scooter fit in the bed of it..


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Will be working on getting the Volvo back on the road pretty soon.

what she needs:

Clutch master cylinder (rebuilt it in the past, but not doing well)
hose to connect hard line to Clutch slave

Rear brake cylinders need to be rebuilt (dragging)

A good ol cleaning in & out.
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If you could find a 60's stude wagon with the sliding roof you could use that.
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