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Old 12-02-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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Custom wind deflector.

I'm working on a wind deflector and filling panel under roll bar.

Any thoughts.

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Old 12-02-2015, 05:09 PM   #2
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Come up with a great idea and quality product and you can sell it on the forum. I've seen it done and bought the (awesome) products.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:13 PM   #3
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I tried something similar last winter, to make a single panel to replace the centre deflector and the clip in pices that fit in the roll bar. I had it made of .0125" plexi, and it didn't fit bad, but I couldn't get the roll bar padding to hold it in the way I wanted and gave up on the project.
I hope you have better luck than I did.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:25 PM   #4
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Well, should the lower in- fill be Plex or alum?

You all want to keep carpet too?
Thx m

Ps. What are people's thoughts on the stock roll bar pads?
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:33 PM   #5
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At this point I have first gen working parts.
Under roll bar is "inside" lower bar support just up against eng bay lid, w alum 90 bar @ carpet anchoring points.
Upper section is "behind" roll bar.

Well forming is about heat and proper location of anchoring points.
& well I have no problems drilling holes...
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:38 PM   #6
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you mean something like this?
http://986forum.com/forums/diy-project-guides/54705-porsche-wind-deflector-edge-lighting-%5B-cad-prototyping-finish%5D.html
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:05 PM   #7
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I vote someone create/design a windscreen mesh insert replacement! I'm in dire need of a set but cant justify paying my soul for 2 pieces of plastic with a bunch of little holes in it.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:22 PM   #8
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I vote someone create/design a windscreen mesh insert replacement! I'm in dire need of a set but cant justify paying my soul for 2 pieces of plastic with a bunch of little holes in it.
the plastic part is fairly cheep.
the holes is what makes it expensive
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:33 PM   #9
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I paid......

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I vote someone create/design a windscreen mesh insert replacement! I'm in dire need of a set but cant justify paying my soul for 2 pieces of plastic with a bunch of little holes in it.
...for those rollbar mesh inserts. But it was my new toy and I also told my wife her hair wouldn't get messed up as much if I bought them That worked!

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