Trevor from Elite Windscreens came today armed with a sheet of polycarbonate, jig-saw, polyurethane adhesive, new front screen with sun strip and new front seal.
When all was measured up we had a gap of 17mm behind the 6mm polycarbonate, and the channel where the old sliding glass when was 12mm deep.
So I called Walker Rubber and Plastics LTD Clicky
and ordered 6 meters of 12mmx17mm strip to pack in behind the polycarbonate, not only to hold glass in place while glue sets but as a nice finish.
Little bit of piggery pokery later and look
Also did the tailgate as that was acrylic and it had faded and splintered
And the new screen and seal
One of the reasons (other than the old glass didn't keep the rain out and it look nice as a one piece unit) for changing to polycarbonate was the weight saving aspect.
Now we are at 10kg saved so far, without taking into the fact of the engine.
Old glass weighed in at... 19kg for both sides.
I have removed runners and old seals to the rubber makes up for that.
Polycarbonate, for both sides..... 5kg!!!!
I nearly fell over in shock!
14kg lighter than standard glass, looks better, wont fade and bullet proof clicky
So we are at 24kg lighter. Will do sums for engine weight etc soon!
Trevor also said that he can do the door glass in polycarbonate. So in a week or two will be doing that as well!
That is all for now!
Well chuffed with that!