I have some 3/8 plexiglass sheets and I have an idea to make replacement plexiglass side windows for my 67.
I have a vent window, then the door glass and a rear corner window..
They are slightly curved and I know that by gently heating the plexi. I can "form" it over the curve of the original glass.
What I need to know is what temerature to heat it to... And for how long.
I have access to a large digitally controlled industrial oven, It can set a temperature to half a degree from 150 F to 1000 F
I'm thinking it doesn't need to be super hot, maybe 200-210 degrees?
Just enough to soften it a little..
I am building a 67 Galaxie
It's stripped, lightened, gutted.
Measured weight so far. 3575 lb.
replacing the glass on the side will save me another 100 lb.
I agree. I used Lexan for the windows in my van. And if you're really serious about lightening, ditch the wing window all together. that's what I did. I also lost the crank mechanism, as that is unecessary weight. My windows are held in with dzus fasteners. Make a template out of thick cardboard first, then cut the lexan.
I can get some lexan pretty easily.
I just had the 3/8 plexi laying around..
I already have the door and window mechanisms already taken out.
I was planning on replacing the vent window and the door glass with a single piece of plastic. The problem, or maybe it won't be one is that the car is pillarless, the door window floats.. so I don't have channels to support the replacement piece...
Should use 1/4 inch? So it won't be too flimsy.