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Old 01-19-2016, 05:59 PM   #1841 (permalink)
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corvette backlight

The shape is good,but while it IS safety glass,it's not DOT certified laminated safety glass,and we'd never be able to legally use it.
I bought a backlight from a '96 Camaro thinking I might be able to run it as a windshield at Bonneville.They said no way!
There is a Maurader,Lola GTP race car kit (about $50,000 US) with a windshield very much like Western Washington used.$3,000 last time I checked.
They said that the mold used to produce their windshield cost them $29,000.
Even tooling for the little Bede Litestar windshield is $10,000.
The Lotus Elise glass is interesting.

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Old 01-19-2016, 09:12 PM   #1842 (permalink)
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I cannot imagine very restrictive regulations on rear windows because of convertibles.

I've been pondering about doing something about the 45 lb rear glass on my old Porsche 911 Targa, a lightweight plastic alternative perhaps. The folds look fairly simple at first glance.

These 356 rear tracks look narrowed.
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...ures-1632.html


Yep.....................
http://roadincorporated.com/cars/cla...porsche-356-a/

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Old 01-19-2016, 11:20 PM   #1843 (permalink)
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These 356 rear tracks look narrowed.
Not narrowed from stock. They had about a half-inch narrower track in the rear than the front, though. And they always look like roller-skates, with the wheels tucked pretty far into the fenders.

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Old 01-20-2016, 01:30 PM   #1844 (permalink)
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Not narrowed from stock. They had about a half-inch narrower track in the rear than the front, though. And they always look like roller-skates, with the wheels tucked pretty far into the fenders.

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Well, I meant to say the angle makes them look narrower than normal, or at this angle you can see they narrow.

Either way, the data I found on-line (perhaps should be verified) says 1.3 inch difference, but have to admit the image overlay I did looks about that on each side or close to double.

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Old 01-20-2016, 03:31 PM   #1845 (permalink)
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lightweight plastic

Lexan has been used for bus windshields.Plexiglass is legal for side windows (i have it in my bus).Mustang has Gorilla Glass for side windows.
You might do a plastic backlight and if caught,beg for forgiveness.
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The dotted line in the drawing indicates air passing under the rear wing. I have looked at several different images, and it seems this original feature has now been omitted - blocked with a panel and brake lights.

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In the upper of your images you can see the trees through the opening under the spoiler. The lights pod seems indicated with a line too. I don't see a difference between the drawing and the photos.
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Trees? Reflections maybe?

I can't find any pictures showing it completely open. Here's the closest I found:


A/C equipment?

I've seen these around, for about 90% of the length looks like they got it right, then the darned wing looking part ruins it. Even it it's a wing/spoiler. Nothing would be better.

Mauck has been around with some swoopy looking stuff before:



I think there were some RVs built from them too.

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