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California Friendship Sidecar: Where to buy windshield? & Roof Repair/Replace
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DirtyDR
Posted 8/12/2016 11:48 AM (#90315 - in reply to #90243)
Subject: Re: California Friendship Sidecar: Where to buy windshield? & Roof Repair/Replace



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Like Al said "Just be careful and buy their plastics bit if you do buy from them. It's not expensive and it works much better than a standard twist bit" it will save you a lot of problems. I use only nylon bolts and lock nuts on all of my sidecar windshields, and do not tighten them up too much. At least with the nylon bolts you usually break the bolt instead of the windshield when cranked down too tight.
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manco
Posted 8/12/2016 3:03 PM (#90318 - in reply to #90243)
Subject: Re: California Friendship Sidecar: Where to buy windshield? & Roof Repair/Replace


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Nylon hardware is great idea. Much more affordable to beak some bolts then crack the windshield. I will definitely use nylon for the hardware. I hear using foam tape behind the windshield helps cushion the plexiglass to alleviate stress too.
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Al Olme
Posted 8/12/2016 6:54 PM (#90320 - in reply to #90318)
Subject: Re: California Friendship Sidecar: Where to buy windshield? & Roof Repair/Replace


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The foam tape is a good idea but thicker is not always better. If you use tape that's much thicker than 1/8th of an inch you will either pull each screw down so that it forms a dimple [and cracks eventually] or leave it so loose that to moves in the wind [and cracks eventually]. Generally tape that is not too thick and on the dense side is best.
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