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Old 03-23-2006, 11:12 AM
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Need Help Installing Side Lexan Windows 79 Camaro

lookling for pictures or ideas on installing lexan in the doors of a 79 camaro.
all pics i have found only shows the outside of the door . does the weather strip need to stay on or not . car will see very limted street use .
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I have no idea how to install lexan on your door but we'll bump this back up to the top and hopefully someone experienced will chime in and answer. My guess would be to keep the weatherstrips in place. Will the window be functional (roll down?) that could make is complicated with the curved glass. Can lexan be curved? Could it be clamped to the original glass maybe and heated to get it to curve? Now I'm curious... TTT
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You won't be able to make lexan windows operable. Typical lexan installed in race cars is done with no regulators anyways (to much weight).

Since you have no door posts (only on sedans, not a coupe like yours) there are no window tracks to follow.

To make INOPERABLE lexan side windows in a Camaro, you need to trace out the shape of the glass, cut it, and then build a support frame from 5/16" x.053" wall tubing. You will need to weld tabs on to the tube, which you will drill thru (or tap). You will weld the frame you made, to the inner door panel. You MAY need an extra center brace, due to glass size. Drill the lexan for the mounting holes and fasten to the frame you welded to the door.
There are frame kits available for around $100.00. Personally, I'd use brake line and some pieces of 1/8" steel for the tabs. All in, all done, around $20.00. You will want mar resistant (MR) Lexan. DO NOT use plexiglass. It breaks, and that the LAST thing you want when running down the road or track!
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I put lexan windows in my ford truck after it was chopped,just cut the pieces and swapped them in place of the original glass.
I left the outer lower window seal off so it wouldn't scratch the lexan everytime the window was open or closed.
They work just fine in my truck,but if your car has no tracks to guide them,not sure if it would work for you.
Maybe It can be molded with heat to the same curvature of the original window?
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