Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-30-2020, 09:51 AM   #1
1998 Boxster Silver/Red
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: 92262
Posts: 2,303
Windscreen Lexan Replacement

Would anyone mind sharing the precise thickness of the Lexan windscreen? I'm considering replacing my clear with tinted Lexan... buying a 12x24 inch sheet... tracing the Lexan... then having a glass shop cut on the trace.

The Lexan will come out... and that fit into the channel isn't very forgiving... so imperative is the exact thickness replacement Lexan.

Thank you!

__________________
1998 Porsche Boxster
1986 BMW 325es
2012 Ford Edge Sport
Starter986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2020, 10:33 AM   #2
Multi-Boxer Driver
 
Deserion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 1,351
Garage
I got 3.9mm
__________________
-Chris
2004 Porsche Boxster 2.7
1991 Porsche 911 C2 Targa 3.6
2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R
Deserion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 05:01 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Atlanta Area
Posts: 97
Garage
I have this I can measure for you. Trying to find my darn calipers now. Someone must have "borrowed" them. Haha. I can scan it 1:1 at work on monday too, might even be able to cad up a 3d model for your cnc/glass guy if your not in a huge rush. It wouldn't take long to draw once I have the scan.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
__________________
1998 Porsche Boxster Base - 2005 Volvo S60R AWD - 2003 Subaru Wrx Wagon - 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - 1992 Subaru Loyale Wagon w/4in Lift - 2004 Dodge Ram 2500

Last edited by GLImages; 10-03-2020 at 05:08 AM.
GLImages is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 05:05 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Atlanta Area
Posts: 97
Garage
The edge is cnc'd thinner to slide in the frame. Hoping to have measurements for you soon.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
__________________
1998 Porsche Boxster Base - 2005 Volvo S60R AWD - 2003 Subaru Wrx Wagon - 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - 1992 Subaru Loyale Wagon w/4in Lift - 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
GLImages is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 07:22 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Rob175's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Lincolnshire, IL
Posts: 313
Why not just spend $149 and buy one off Ebay?....just checked and there are some that say are "excellent" condition....seems the way to go. By the time you buy the material, cut it and install it you'd be better off just buying one.

Check this out....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-Boxster-Roll-Bar-Wind-Screen-LEXAN-OEM-97-04-EXCELLENT/174411581410?hash=item289bbd87e2:g:~TcAAOSwl5hfSDO O
Rob175 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 04:41 AM   #6
1998 Boxster Silver/Red
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: 92262
Posts: 2,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob175 View Post
Why not just spend $149 and buy one off Ebay?....just checked and there are some that say are "excellent" condition....seems the way to go. By the time you buy the material, cut it and install it you'd be better off just buying one.

Check this out....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-Boxster-Roll-Bar-Wind-Screen-LEXAN-OEM-97-04-EXCELLENT/174411581410?hash=item289bbd87e2:g:~TcAAOSwl5hfSDO O
The one I have is in excellent condition. I'm just tired if the clear vynil rear window that can't be tinted... and then the Lexan which shops highly recommend not tinting.

Traced and cut some stick on tint... but my OCD said no.

I have no tools for applying extra cut lexan... scissors. Jig saw.

GL... thank you for the offer... I Know no guys that could fabricate that for me. How much would you charge for that nicely tinted piece? A piece that mself I could install?

Thank you. Have a good Sunday morning.

__________________
1998 Porsche Boxster
1986 BMW 325es
2012 Ford Edge Sport
Starter986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page