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  • DanStokes
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    Starting to look much like a car!

    Dan

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  • Deaf Bob
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    I fricking HATE inner door stuff... 1, big hands that aren't very flexible and do what they want instead of what I want..2, sharp sharp unseen stuff! Removed the glass from one derby car UNBROKEN...reached in the door to grab my pry tool and cut myself on old glass from another break that nobody cleaned out.. That was a Caddy! Most of the time, just glass gets removed,

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  • DanStokes
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    Well, I guess it's a job for somebody......

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  • DanStokes
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    Inner door stuff is always a challenge. Does the Corvette factory employ someone to sharpen all the inner edges as is the case for steel cars?

    Dan

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

    on a diet again, I'd say you were at least 300 lbs of crack
    i actually went to the doctors monday, i weighed in
    at a staggering 441 pounds...... the doc weighed
    me twice, she said she thought i "look like you weigh
    maybe 295-300"...

    the double take at the 115/68 blood pressure,
    161 cholesteral and 4.775 1AC sugar was
    priceless....

    healthy as a hippo. just too dang heavy!
    Last edited by fatguyzinc; August 10, 2020, 12:13 AM.

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

    when you said that you dealt in chemicals, this was not what I thought.



    why, you wanna buy some crack?
    i got 80 pounds of it in my SHORTS....

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

    so it's easy - acrylic will scratch your head when it breaks.... polycarbonite will bruise you.... but no scratches.
    polycarbonate = bulletproof glass... (litteraly.)
    a friends family runs MIN PLASTICS & SUPPLY
    here on oahu, he says the polycarbonate is
    pretty much "really hard clear rubber".....

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

    depends which you have to drill.... acrylic is a pain... outside of that, lexan is not UV stable and will only last up to 10 years.
    Which is OK for Mutt as he lives inside when not racing or going to and from the track. Still scratching my head on this.......

    Dan

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  • DanStokes
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    Back from exercising my Google-Fu:

    Lexan is a brand name for Polycarbonate sheet. It features excellent shatter resistance and resists scratching in normal use.

    Plexiglas (brand name) or plexiglass (generic name) is acrylic sheet and was invented in the early 1930s. It is extremely clear but somewhat less impact resistant than polycarbonate and is somewhat more prone to scratching.

    Which is better for car windows? Ya pays yer money ya takes yer chances.....

    Dan

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

    acrylic....Plexi and Lexan are a brand name for polycarbonate (they're the same thing)

    We used Lexan at work for safety shields and it was a LOT tougher than plexiglass which we used for windows and some other application. We eventually stopped ordering plexi and just bought Lexan though it was quite a bit pricier - it was worth it. Now I have to go look up the formulations.......

    Dan

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  • silver_bullet
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    I lean towards Polycarbonate for durability...

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

    I made a paper template then took it to Tap Plastics, they cut it out for me
    use 1/4"... trust me on this.
    Did they use plexi or Lexan?

    Dan

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  • DanStokes
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    Aaron, where did you get the plexi window? I've been looking for a pre-cut one for Mutt as the one I have has kind of lost its stiffness. What I've found is cut to fit and it seems like an S10 should be common enough that somebody would make them. I think the current one is too thin (like maybe 1/8" instead of maybe 3/16 or even 1/4 if that would fit in the gasket.) I need to make cutouts for the downbars the go thru but I'll have to do that no matter what I do with it but it seems easier to start with a window that fits to start with.

    Dan

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  • Dan Barlow
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    Window ..... that brings me to this question . Seems some of those old vettes had a rear window you could take out quickly . Is this that and if not , do you know how it came out . Sorry for the slight derail .

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