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Thanks for the link oldfool. Not a bad deal, wish I lived near him to take some of his classes.

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...take a windshield and make a pattern from it. I personally made one of fiberglass on the inside of the windshield. I simply laid up fiberglass mat on the inside of a stock windshield. I laid it about a quarter inch thick, then ran a cardboard tube across on the inside from one side of the glass to the other, fiberglassing that in so support the piece.
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martinsr this is a very good idea. an unbreakable windshield to fit a frame to. i've always heard that these trucks are a nightmare to get glass for. that article in classic trucks will probably cause more heart ache and failed projects because they chopped the truck and then cut the glass. now everybody will do it. there is a thread over in another forum where the guy just un-chopped his truck because of failure to get glass cut to fit. had his doors chopped too.
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It really sucks that they would show a "how to" when really it's a "How NOT to".

It's like the sub frame clips I have seen in articles, of all the ones I have seen they never mention the control arm angle! They show some basic measuring of wheel base, always worried about the wheel base but nothing on the control arm angle! I saw a photo in one of these articles a protractor sitting on the control, but never a mention of it!!! WTH? The poor guy gets it welded in and then it won't align!

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Good point Brian. The same thing applies to installing a Mustang 2. If it is not installed with appropriate caster it ends up a mess.

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