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Post  schmitty on March 7th 2013, 12:12 am

Does anyone make a ready to install Lexan windshield for my Ranger?
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Post  dfree383 on March 7th 2013, 12:38 am

try Harwood or Percys.

You sure its worth the agrivation in a mud truck? The glass will stay alot nicer.
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Post  69F100 on March 7th 2013, 12:46 am

Rob get a sheet of lexan and a big peace of cardboard to make a templete out of it and cut your own cheers
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Post  richter69 on March 7th 2013, 12:47 am

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Post  Mike R on March 7th 2013, 12:54 am


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Post  69F100 on March 7th 2013, 12:55 am

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Post  dfree383 on March 7th 2013, 1:08 am


Yes he did......... lol!
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on March 7th 2013, 5:04 am

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Post  John Myrick on March 7th 2013, 6:34 am

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Post  richter69 on March 8th 2013, 1:28 am

you guys make it too easy sometimes......... Razz Wink
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Post  maxx275 on March 8th 2013, 7:40 am


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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 8th 2013, 9:02 am

Don't forget the driver training by ol les. Wow

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Post  HorsinAround on March 8th 2013, 1:29 pm

I've been thinking about this for my F150 as well. Will 1/8" lexan bend very well? The F150 windshield has a contour to it.
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Post  ThndrChkn on March 8th 2013, 1:39 pm

HorsinAround wrote:I've been thinking about this for my F150 as well. Will 1/8" lexan bend very well? The F150 windshield has a contour to it.

1/8" will work fine Alan. I have 1/8" in mine, and the only problem I have is at nearly 140 mph on a 1/4 mile run, the center of the windshield is pushed in about 2-3"... Laughing Laughing Laughing It definitely needs a center support... Very Happy
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Post  HorsinAround on March 8th 2013, 2:25 pm

Thanks for the info Doug. I actually have a perfect windshield I can use as a pattern. Now I just have to find a source for a piece of lexan.
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Post  kjett on March 8th 2013, 2:28 pm

69F100 wrote:Rob get a sheet of lexan and a big peace of cardboard to make a templete out of it and cut your own cheers

Thats what I did for all of my windows. And a single sheet of lexan will do both side windows, the rear glass, and the windshield. Just watch that if you get the really thin stuff (1/8th") like I run, that you will need to make supports so the windshield doesn't collapse in when mud hits it. On the 4th year with the same windshield and 2nd year since I finally put the sides and back in. Just wash it with soap and water, don't scrape off the mud. Wink
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Post  fe50stang on March 8th 2013, 2:47 pm

I did 1/8 lexan on my windows and added a center support. You would be amazed how much it flexes around 140 mph.
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Post  kjett on March 8th 2013, 2:49 pm

Yeah, but us mud guys are different. Our tires may be spinning way more than 140mph, but we don't move that fast. Think Fred Flinstone Laughing
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Post  racnrick on March 8th 2013, 3:05 pm

If it hasn't been mentioned yet, you might want to get the MR-10 lexan, it is scratch resistant. I got mine at the local glass place, I think it was about $80 - $90 for a 4x8 sheet.

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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on March 8th 2013, 5:34 pm

You could always go even thinner than 1/8" on the side/rear windows for even less weight.
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Post  Frank Merkl on March 8th 2013, 7:09 pm

paid $600 for MR10 a 4x8 sheet up here
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Post  kjett on March 8th 2013, 8:20 pm

I found a local sign shop that got me the 1/8" scratch resistant stuff. Not the lexan or Marguard brands, some other off brand stuff, and it's been working fine.
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Post  70FB on March 8th 2013, 8:37 pm

kjett wrote:I found a local sign shop that got me the 1/8" scratch resistant stuff. Not the lexan or Marguard brands, some other off brand stuff, and it's been working fine.
Hollywood signs in Petersburg????
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Post  kjett on March 8th 2013, 10:36 pm

70FB wrote:
kjett wrote:I found a local sign shop that got me the 1/8" scratch resistant stuff. Not the lexan or Marguard brands, some other off brand stuff, and it's been working fine.
Hollywood signs in Petersburg????

Nah, it's a little place in Stafford.
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Post  HorsinAround on March 19th 2013, 3:33 pm

Found this in the 2012 NHRA rule book;

WINDSHIELD, WINDOWS
Altereds, dragsters: Optional. Windscreen mandatory. See
General Regulations 7:7, 7:8.
Stock-bodied vehicles: Mandatory, must be in good condition and
free from cracks. May be replaced with shatterproof material,
1/8-inch-minimum thickness. OEM windshield may not be cut for
scoops, carb, etc. Windshield/window tint must meet the applicable
state requirements. Windows must be closed during races, need not
be operable.

So does this mean a lexan windshield is legal? My buddy says it must be speed glass or oem glass.
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