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Old 10-17-2002, 05:37 PM
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Where in the world do i get a lexan windsheild for a 91 s10 drag truck. And what is the easiest and neat way to cut lexan for the back and side windows? <img src="graemlins/sweat.gif" border="0" alt="[sweat]" />

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maybe you could contact some hardcore off road people try race truck mags for adds . i couldn't find any locally so i made my own from 1/8 smoke tinted sheet. it ain't cheap! i cut it with a fine blade in a jig saw, then sanded the edges and passed a flame across the very edge to make the fine end scratches disappear. it is super tough but it scratches super easy, there is a coating you can get that stops this problem. it's not legal on the street, don't go there. mine is on a drag machine looks good, don't wipe it with a dry rag . wiper blades are taboo.
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You can now buy this stuff precut, Check Summit or Jegs
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If you have all the old glass, you can just buy a whole sheet from you local hardware store and cut them yourself. Lexan can be cut with any type of reciprocatring or rotating saw. After you get it cut and fit, us a series of rought to smooth sand paper to smooth the edges. After you get to about 1000 grit, you can use a coarse polishing compound to give it a perfect edge. Then just pop rivet it in place with a urethane sealer for water seal.

As for the side glass, you can do the same thing, but you will have to buy a window frame kit to make the lexan conform to the curved of the door. Jegs or Summit have the frame kit.

If you have $400 you dont mind spending, you could by the precut and formed kit from Summit. It is actually a bit different than lexan though, and is more scratch resistant. The method I outlined will run you less than $50.

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[quote]Originally posted by roys63:
<strong>You can now buy this stuff precut, Check Summit or Jegs</strong><hr></blockquote>

Chances are if you do this the back glass will still have to be cut to clear the cage, since to meet NHRA spec there is no other way to make the rear drop bars.

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great place for lexan or polycarbonate is http://www.iplasticsupply.com/. I recently had to replace my store front window and it worked great.
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Where in the world do i get a lexan windsheild for a 91 s10 drag truck. And what is the easiest and neat way to cut lexan for the back and side windows? <img src="graemlins/sweat.gif" border="0" alt="[sweat]" />
Tape the outline about 1/8 inch too large, cut with a sharp medium tooth blade in a saber saw. Go slow to minimize heating the plastic. Use detergent and water in a spay bottle to clean and lubricate. don't soak the place just enouggh to keep it cool not enough to create a circuit with you between the saw and ground. Medium tooth blade doesn't catch and rip the materail like a course blade, nor does it overheat and clog like fine metal cutting blade. Keep the saw always on the masking tape to prevent it from scratching the material.

Make the regulator slot as one piece with the side window. The plastic needs to be bent a little to conform to the shape of the door frame, this can be done by mildly heating the material over a mandrel. The easy way to make a mandrel, is to make a plaster mold of the original window then use an electric heat gun to warm the plastic and bend it over the mold to cool. You can do a windshield that way also.

Final step is to sand the edges to final shape and dimension then polish the edges.

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