Need a windshield

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  1. Gumby

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    Flopped the pig. W/S popped out all in one piece, but when it hit the ground it broke, then we ran it over winching it back over.

    I'm thinking of a Lexan shield, but I'd like it to stay in at highway speeds, so I might need glass.
     
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    Everyone o-k?

    If yes, pics?
     
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    Everybody is fine. I let my son drive on one of the worst rollover hills in the Cliffs. He went a bit fast and we really needed a spotter. i didn't realize how touchy it was until we were in it. He went a bit too far up the passenger side and flopped over on his side.

    No bad carnage except the w/s.



    the scariest part was watching gas run out from under the hood while I was waiting for the winch to pop me back over. Once back up it started and I drove down under it's own power.

    I don't have pics, but I saw some. Once they get to me, I'll be sure to get them up.
     
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    where are located? IL?
     
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    let me ask around, I am in eastern PA and may come up with one but I am not sure how to get it to you... any ideas?
     
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    Bicycle box is the way to ship them, I've heard. Bubble plastic them up and grab a box from behind a bike store.


    I just called for a new one.


    $645 not installed, special order.

    Not gonna do that.
     
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    i get them for $145, installed from my local auto window guy. i supplied a new gasket last time cause he couldnt get that. if it comes down to it im sure he can ship one to you.
     
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    Thanks.

    In an effort to get to the 'Mud gathering this weekend, I'm going to install a Lucite shield.

    If it turns out I need glass, I see that James has them for $199 new and $125 used in NH.

    There also might be a question that glass will fit in my tweaked frame.
     
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    Glass would not have fit.

    The roof was so far out of wack that I had to pull it straight with my 80 then pull it back up with my hoist. :D

    I think I finally got the Lucite in. We'll see how well it does.
     
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    Those roofs are not very strong, reference FJBen's pics and mine, there isn't much there.

    3jvj and I can pick up a roof unit cut halfway down the pillars by ourselves....

    If I get another pig and wheel it, it will have a roll bar of some sort.

    Glad you got her done tho
     
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    I plan to go up the outside of the A pillars and down the rain gutters, then tie that into an internal cage. The roof would not do well in a real roll.
     
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    What biz is your local guy?
     
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