Up Next…

Posted: 11th April 2011 by 4amRacing in News
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… is the windshield replacement. ¬†Obviously we’ve been pretty quiet in the last months and we blame that mostly on the lack of events that work with our schedules and family lives. ¬†We hope to remedy this come mid to late June (unfortunately our season is starting off much later than we had originally hoped).

Right now our plan is to replace the windshield with polycarbonate, most likely MR10 Lexan (MR10 = scratch resistant coating, Lexan = GE namebrand/trademark). We hope by using a polycarbonate alternative that we won’t have to replace the windshield anytime soon… again. Corrado glass is harder and harder to find and it’s never immediately available should we need it in a pinch. The polycarbonate alternative is roughly the same costs as a new and sometimes even a used replacement piece of glass and can be ordered online pretty quickly. We understand there are pro’s and con’s to both solutions, but we think this is the right one for us.

We decided to go with 1/4″ polycarbonate. From our research, 1/4″ material does not need a center brace up to 150mph, so for us a center brace isn’t required. But just to be on the safe side, we are considering one anyway. We plan to secure the new windshield with counter-sink stainless steel screws and nylon lock-nuts and seal it all up with some black silicone caulking.

As you can see in the pic, the opening for the windshield is all cleaned up, prepped and ready for the install. We should be ordering the material this week or next, so keep an eye out for the update.


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