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05-21-2012 09:28 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
After fitting the windshield into the mounted frame, I found that the edge of the glass would be an inch from the edge of the existing Malibu door frame. I don't think this would look right without the rubber gasket as I plan to mount this glass only with urethane. I also need to fashion a piece to fill the space at the top of the A pillar between the top of the original Malibu rear window and the new windshield frame. A while back, I purchased a small English wheel, so I decided to make a first attempt at using it.


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05-11-2012 08:59 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Now the windshield frame is finally tacked in place. It's close to the marks I had before working on the defrost vents, so I am happy I did not distort the frame. I still looks square (the photo was taken slightly off the vehicle center line), so I am ready to start on attaching the roof from the 58 Chevy.


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05-11-2012 08:57 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Here's a photo of the cuts made into the S10 cowl. The vent tubes fit through the S10 cowl into the cab beneath the dash (or where the dash will be).


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05-11-2012 08:53 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
It's been a while since I've posted an update. I've been working on defrost vents to go in before I fix the windshield frame in place. Here's some photos of the vents attached to the windshield frame. I bent some 1 1/4 inch tubing to a series of 90 degree angles and cut the bent pieces to fit. The vents housings are fabricated from the internal braces I removed from the 2001 Malibu door frames. I cut them to the desired lengths and welded some 18 gauge pieces to the ends of each vent housing.


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03-13-2012 09:31 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I cut the sides of the Del Ray roof just above the drip rail and laid it across the Malibu roof edges for a test fit. Left a little overhang on the windshield for the visor effect. The roof is back off and to the side now, pending addition of some ribs across the open span between the roof edges and some more work on the windshield frame to correct a high spot and two dips on the passenger side.


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