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Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »
I like the metal transition.  The brake will only give me a angle but you can't roll it around the hood.
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #46 on: May 17, 2017, 09:58:19 PM »
    Has anyone ever tried Polycarbonate in a roller?
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #47 on: May 17, 2017, 11:32:19 PM »
       Seriously though, If it were me I think I would make some thing out of a couple of pieces of metal that fits in where the windshield goes. Then the windshield can bolt to this. Sort of an adapter I guess. Won't look factory but it could still be made to look good.
    Folded a piece of sheetmetal and brought home with the clipper ;D



    and with the aluminum trim piece on.  Will use large head pop rivets to hold the lexan
    onto the tabs.
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #48 on: May 18, 2017, 12:26:34 AM »
    I had the idea of making a strip for the outside of the windshield to clean it up, not all
    those tabs being exposed. Found some tracing cardboard made the paper trim then
    copied it to some tin from the ice shanty  ;D If it were a little taller might have been "done"  ;D


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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #49 on: May 18, 2017, 12:36:58 AM »
    Apollo,you can roll some high quality Lexan by leaving film on both sides and putting duct tape stripes across it,both sides. You need a clean sheet metal roll with no divets in it,adjust the rolls so they just lightly pull on material,slow is the game here,if the roll spins the Lexan will heat up and break at that point.We(company I worked for)made 2 prototypes for Dow Chemical,we finally talked them into breaking rolling them instead.

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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #50 on: May 18, 2017, 12:38:42 AM »
    That would only be 1 dimension though.
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #51 on: May 18, 2017, 08:50:18 PM »
    One dimension, then you would put it in an edger which is adjustable width wise and slowly mark the Lexan with edge of wheel,as you gradually turn the tightner the area it will bend inwards,as least it does on metal.

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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #52 on: May 18, 2017, 10:14:18 PM »
    Tried putting tabs where the mounting holes are.
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #53 on: May 19, 2017, 10:42:22 AM »
    So this will become the mold for the windshield?  :)
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #54 on: May 19, 2017, 10:54:53 AM »
    No it is the pattern for cutting the mounting tabs. I will use a hole saw to make rounded edges instead of 90 degree courners so it won't crack as easy.
    The tabs will bend down easily if I warm them with a heat gun.  The first picture shows the tabs.
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #55 on: May 19, 2017, 06:19:23 PM »
    Thanks Hotdoo.

    Polecat, aren't you sup pose to be at work ;D?
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #56 on: May 19, 2017, 06:37:47 PM »
    Thanks Hotdoo.

    Polecat, aren't you sup pose to be at work ;D?
    Not until next Thursday new part time job 8)
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #57 on: May 20, 2017, 11:30:29 AM »
    No it is the pattern for cutting the mounting tabs. I will use a hole saw to make rounded edges instead of 90 degree courners so it won't crack as easy.
    The tabs will bend down easily if I warm them with a heat gun.  The first picture shows the tabs.

    I been watching your progress but for some reason wasn't catching on to what you were thinking.

    So for the main body of the windshield you will just heat and bend until if fits. Will you over-bend it just a bit?

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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #58 on: May 20, 2017, 02:33:57 PM »
    The actual body of the windshield should just wrap around but the tabs will have to be bent down to meet the hood holes.
    Using 1/16 lexan.
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #59 on: May 25, 2017, 10:42:11 PM »
    Started to do some painting today, finally over 60 degrees.  From the best piece of blue
    inside the engine bay I thought this color was the closest. I couldn't find any resources for
    paint codes on these obscure sleds. The chrome front bumper was bent in like most sleds
    that you find in this condition. Couldn't get it to come loose so I thought what the heck
    leave it bent and paint it chrome and clear coat it, gives it character :o
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