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Old 11-19-2010, 05:37 PM   #11
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Re: 1958 Ford Superior Shorty Windshield

Is Lexan legal for windshields? Not here in SC. Frankly, I wouldnt trust them for impact resistance either. Really. If you do go with Lexan, give it a push after you install it, say about 15 - 20 lbs. Moderate compared to wind pressure at 55mph, nothing at all compared to wind pressure 55ph with gust/head winds, or 55mph and impact with *** knows what.

Dont know how they would go about bending flat laminated glass, since it is a sandwich of a clear plastic between two sheets of glass; the plastic would burn at the heat needed to bend the glass. So you are stuck having a custom glass made, or finding a replacement.

I installed windshields for 15 years...
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #12
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Re: 1958 Ford Superior Shorty Windshield

I am going to try it at least.... I read a race car driver's post. He said the Lexan speed glass wobbled in the middle a little at speeds over 145 MPH until he installed a center brace... but other than that it was better than glass. There is no law against it here. I doubt if I will drive over 145... I would LOVE to find custom glass but no-one seems interested in trying to do it.

Right now I am dealing with the same problem I had with my '56. Suicide rims. Looking at ordering some new 19.5's from from American Wheel that are supposed to fit but look a little different. On the '56 I got rims off an old dodge but can't seem to find that type anymore.
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