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Offline manta22

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1455 on: June 27, 2011, 07:05:37 PM »
Glass window traced onto the lexan, and how we cut it.



The inside dash is painted winter grey and the area where the window will sit is a gloss black.  Once we counter sink the screw holes the window will be on for good.



Driver side window is now installed, much easier than the passenger side.  Now we need to order our clamp down latches and install those and the side windows will be complete.



JL222;

Won't that "winter grey" dash give you an annoying reflection on the inside of your nice slanted Lexan windshield? I'd go with flat black.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1456 on: June 27, 2011, 07:30:09 PM »
 Niel...never noticed a glare and the hood shades it, also the lexan is tinted.
 Both of my ford trucks are grey and so is my Nissan Exterra.

  Flat black at EL Mirage would be a pain to keep clean.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1457 on: June 27, 2011, 10:16:40 PM »
The most annoying glare I have ever had was around 730 am on return record runs at bville.  The sunrise in the morning is spectacular but the glare was worth it. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1458 on: June 28, 2011, 12:44:57 PM »
Niel...never noticed a glare and the hood shades it, also the lexan is tinted.
 Both of my ford trucks are grey and so is my Nissan Exterra.

  Flat black at EL Mirage would be a pain to keep clean.

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JL222;

I thought "Clean" and "Elmo" was an oxymoron.  :-D

Regards, Neil   Tucson, AZ
Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1459 on: June 28, 2011, 06:56:16 PM »
Front window is now installed, just need to get hand full o screws to complete. 



We are now waiting for some Dzus fasteners and some window latches and then we will be done with the windows!!  Next will be engine assembly. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1460 on: June 29, 2011, 08:34:50 PM »
Some rear window work today.

The bracket that we made to Dzus to window.



First photo is drilling the lexan, second picture is showing the fine tuning of the hole to get the Dzus to fit correctly.





The completed install.


« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 08:38:37 PM by bvillercr »

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1461 on: June 29, 2011, 08:40:30 PM »
A short video of why we had to do this install.

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x324/bvillercrr/a48a8067.mp4

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1462 on: June 30, 2011, 08:21:30 PM »
A short video of why we had to do this install.

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x324/bvillercrr/a48a8067.mp4

  Today we attached angle brackets to the inside of the spill plates and the Lexan to take out more flexing.
 This was not needed on the original glass.

  we'll be siliconing between lexan and deck lid to make sure air can;t get in there also.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1463 on: July 06, 2011, 10:41:22 PM »
This picture shows the brackets we made to secure and stiffen up our spill plates to the window.



Making new brackets for our head restraint padding.



The completed version, we had to move the padding forward about two inches to comply with the new rule.


« Last Edit: July 06, 2011, 10:43:20 PM by bvillercr »

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1464 on: July 06, 2011, 11:54:15 PM »
Better to see inside.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1465 on: July 08, 2011, 09:46:17 PM »
Better to see inside.

  But not to get outside :-P

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1466 on: July 08, 2011, 10:18:01 PM »

  Good news on our Stage 5 heads. I wasn't able to order them until Tuesday the 5th because the tech guy
was out on emergency leave and I wanted to make sure my valves and rockers ect would work .... he said they could get them out this week. yea right...BUT I talked to him this morning and they were finishing up a little machining and would be shipping them today :-D

I should get them Monday, do some port marking and send them to Larry's Engine and Marine in Tuson, Arizona
were they will do the valve job, porting and O-ring the heads. Larry's say it will be about a week :cheers:

  Larry's has been in business for 35 yrs and did the heads I'm replacing and has an A+ BBB rating.

  Tomorrow we'll be working on installing the Pro-Stock type Hartwell window latches on the side windows.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1467 on: July 10, 2011, 08:42:38 PM »
We had to make these lexan triangle pieces to help keep the window from flexing at the front.



First hole drilled for the latch system.



Bottom hole is done



This how the system connect on the inside, we may modify this some.



Push the big disc to open.



Push the little one to attach.




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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1468 on: July 10, 2011, 10:42:22 PM »
This latch is pretty stout but moves pretty easy.  This little video shows how well it moves.

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x324/bvillercrr/6e77f1fa.mp4


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1469 on: July 10, 2011, 11:05:46 PM »
Where did you buy the latches? Is there a part number?
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