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03-10-2003, 09:00 PM
in an effort to try and steal the win yesterday I veered off course and was headed for a tree. I turned but kept sliding as I was going about 75 mph and slammed into a bank of cacti and an old petrified tree. Just popped two tires but busted out the window of the extended cab and the windsheild has some cracks in it now. This truck races in a street legal class so it needs some kind of windsheild and the window replaced. Has anyone here ever worked with lexan? where can you buy? how much? and are the pieces direct replacements or do you have to cut them yourself?
03-10-2003, 09:44 PM
Lexan cost more than glass
03-10-2003, 11:36 PM
your best bet would be go to the salvage yard, and get used glases. Lexan is very hard to cut,it comes in sheets and expensive.
03-11-2003, 01:06 AM
Lexan isn't too expensive, but it is more expensive than auto glass. I buy 4'x8' sheets of 1/8" thick Lexan for about $100 Canadian (but I "know a guy"), but the retail price isn't much over $150; check Home Depot or any good building supply shop.
If you opt for the MarGard coating (which is a scratch-resistant coating), it can easily double the price.
You can purchase Plexiglas even cheaper.
Truck windshields are surprisingly "flat", and all that's needed is a good jigsaw and some patience. It is also going to have to be bolted into place: check your racing sanctioning body's rules for details.
Harwood, Percy's, Howe and Pro Glass are just a few of the sources for pre-fitted Lexan. Not sure if they carry pieces for trucks, though.
03-11-2003, 01:42 AM
cost might be more than regular glass but it wont need to be replaced as often. Ive done some looking and its not likely that I can find pre fitted pieces for a 2000 toyota tacoma. I was just thinking of welding a 1" wide piece of steel that runs the length of the a-pillar and rivit it in place.
03-11-2003, 02:26 PM
Check with State laws also. If your truck is supposed to be street legal, I'm not sure lexan is legal for windshields. I believe it needs to be tempered glass. Just a thought. :D
03-11-2003, 08:46 PM
I don't think I would put a lexon wind shield in a car for road use. For racing its ok cause you are belted in real good and no chance you can hit it. but street cars don't have the rstraint. Not to menchon the insurance the orignal gless is saftey plate. if you have a wreck they could deny your clame because the car has been altered. And the lexon would scrach real easy
03-11-2003, 11:22 PM
Its a street legal truck but not driven on the street. To make it a daily driver all I would need to do is get insurence and get it registered for on highway use. yes, it is legal in CA.
03-13-2003, 08:22 PM
Then I say goforit!!!! lol good luck
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