Window shield

Shell/Exterior Maintenance, Windows, Gaskets, Awnings, Vent Lids/Covers, Rockguards
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Tarnished
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Window shield

Post by Tarnished » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:26 pm

Decided it would be a lot less expensive to make a shield then buy a new fiberglass one + shipping.
It's laminated from 3 pcs of 1/8" bending ply. Will cover with a pace of 6oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. Also use rear lid lifters for an SUV and figure out some sort of hinge. I have all the original hinge parts except the pace attached to the shield.

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Re: Window shield

Post by nralifer » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:39 pm

Keep us posted. Sounds like a good idea!
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RISK
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Re: Window shield

Post by RISK » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:30 am

Looking forward to seeing your progress.
Looks like you've got a nice shop too.

Ian

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Re: Window shield

Post by silverloaf » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:35 am

Tarnished wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:26 pm
Decided it would be a lot less expensive to make a shield then buy a new fiberglass one + shipping.
It's laminated from 3 pcs of 1/8" bending ply. Will cover with a pace of 6oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. Also use rear lid lifters for an SUV and figure out some sort of hinge. I have all the original hinge parts except the pace attached to the shield.


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Very nice strategy and work.

Ours is in very good condition. However, like you, I'm looking to install gas springs instread of the metal tracks with jamb screws there now.

Here's a company I have dealt with in the past:

http://www.suspa.com/us/products/gas-springs/options/

Their US operations is located in Grand Rapids, MI. They have many different types, have good tech support and will sell retail.

If I get to them before you do, I'll follow up with what will work for ours.

Bob

Tarnished
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Re: Window shield

Post by Tarnished » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:41 pm

Thanks silverloaf looks like the perfect product. I should be ready on a week or so.

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Re: Window shield

Post by silverloaf » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:01 pm

Tarnished wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:41 pm
Thanks silverloaf looks like the perfect product. I should be ready on a week or so.
Did you ever weigh your old shield? That might be helpful when determining the size gas springs to use.

Bob

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Re: Window shield

Post by Sawmiller » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:33 pm

Beautiful work!

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