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Howard Evans
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Glass Rear Windows Reply with quote

Glass Windows !!

At the AGM I noticed that one of the 'Porschedales' appeared to have a glass rear screen (with a rear wiper). I have a near opaque acrylic item on my Ph II plus a replacement, but glass is much more attractive.

I already have plans to replace the rear side windows with laminated glass, but wondered about the history/availabiity of the glass rear window.

To me acrylic screams out 'kit car', whereas glass is much more attractive and presents the car in a more favourable light.

Does anyone have any info on availability ?

Cheers,

Howard Evans
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Rodsmith
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the window really glass, or was it a polished acrylic one? I have looked at a picture that I have of that car and the screen looks the standard size and shape to me, rather than an adapted one from another vehicle. To get a glass one made would cost a fortune I should think.

Does anyone know the owners of the two cars at the AGM and could ask them?

Rod
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Howard Evans
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Les,

Thanks for the info.

If you ever change your mind, you have a guaranteed order !

Howard
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leselliott
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howard Evans wrote:
Hello Les,

Thanks for the info.

If you ever change your mind, you have a guaranteed order !

Howard


The real problem isd that you effectively had to make the tailgate fit the glass unlike the acrylic ones that you can cut accordingly.
As far as I am aware my special one that I fitted to BPL125 was a special favour by Brian and I think the moulds were eventually destroyed. One of the biggest problems you have with them is that you cant bend glass in two directions so they have a single curve, just look at windscreens.
When i was getting acrylic rear screens made for the club, the major costs were getting the double curvature, because you have to get the acrylic to sag. I do actually think single curves are better looking.
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Howard Evans
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Les,

Thanks for the further info.

I agree that the single curvature glass looks better. I assumed that the double curvature rear screen had been specified to increase its stiffness in acrylic ( not required in glass) otherwise it would appear to be an unnecessary expense.

Cheers,

Howard
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Paul Narramore
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howard

I'm certain that the double curvature is because Richard Parker wanted the back window to follow the curved back of the bodyshell.
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