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PostPosted: August 30, 2015, 11:34 pm 
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http://www.ozclubbies.com.au/index.php?/topic/8763-my-clubman/page-4

I love what he's done and he's said it wasn't all that hard to do.

He built one side in paper and used a reverse of that to make the other side, then he welded it in the center.

I love this and the way he's mounted it on the sides.


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That does look sharp

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carguy123 wrote:
http://www.ozclubbies.com.au/index.php?/topic/8763-my-clubman/page-4

I love what he's done and he's said it wasn't all that hard to do.


It looks to me like he's got significant talent and tools, so yeah, "not that hard to do".... for him?

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And I guess they don't require safety glass in Oz. Though to be frank, if you register your Locost with a glass windshield it's unlikely the police are going to notice you've switched to something that cool once the ink is dry on your paperwork...or if they notice, it's unlikely they'll object.

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It's only a windscreen not a windshield, hence the plexi, if it's below a certain height, well actually it's if you can see a certain distance in front of the car not looking through it.

But it appears as if flat glass would work. He said in the thread he could bend the plexi if he needed to with his girls hair dryer, but he never says he had to do that.

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If you used flat glass you'd have to make some side supports. The curve of the plastic is what's supporting the outside edges.


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"He built one side in paper and used a reverse of that to make the other side, then he welded it in the center."

he certainly is a talent, I tried that but couldn't get the paper to spark up.
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johnlee63 wrote:
"He built one side in paper and used a reverse of that to make the other side, then he welded it in the center."

he certainly is a talent, I tried that but couldn't get the paper to spark up.
Increase voltage gradually until it's hot enough. The secret of PIG welding is to use a whole lot more gas than you would for MIG, so the paper doesn't catch fire.

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Ya gotta have the right filler rod. The proper Esab rods are hard to get; a lot of people use Pixie Stix when welding paper. Not correct, but better than coat hanger...


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Funny part is, if it's "polymer paper" like new bank notes are made of, you can weld it, using hot air and filler. :)

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I like the "Hallock" style windshields.


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I like it!


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My windshield has been hit by enough stuff that I'd never do that, short of wearing a full face helmet.

Edit: Oh yeah, never mind that time that I came in off track at Willow Springs, looked the car over, and found a 1/2" diameter, 3" long bolt embedded in my headlight. I think I'll leave the windshield.

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