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Project 8 seconds/2,000lbs 2g Talon TSI Utah

arrowhead

Proven Member
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Apr 19, 2011
miami, Florida
What thickness is require for the front windshield, rear and sides.

Lexan is very pliable and conforms to shapes easily unless you work with very thick pieces which I dont think it would be the case.

I have done windshields just by starting on one end and riveting as I go there is not much of a curve on any front ones and the rears the same, in the case of the rear, ours have a little more but usually a thinner lexan is required.

Never needed a heat gun or an oven.
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
What thickness is require for the front windshield, rear and sides.

Lexan is very pliable and conforms to shapes easily unless you work with very thick pieces which I dont think it would be the case.

I have done windshields just by starting on one end and riveting as I go there is not much of a curve on any front ones and the rears the same, in the case of the rear, ours have a little more but usually a thinner lexan is required.

Never needed a heat gun or an oven.
For NHRA it is 1/8" for the windshield and then on the other windows it does specify a thickness. I wouldn't go any thinner than 1/8" though. The windshield and rear hatch don't need to be formed too much, but they do have a small curve.
 

gabytech

Proven Member
526
10
Nov 19, 2007
Daytona, Florida
My FAL molded speedglass

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These windows are molded to original factory size and shape, and install identical to original glass and feature 2" black borders just like the OEM glass...
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
Looks good!^ Is it regular Lexan or is it the coated Lexan with the Margard MR10 coating?
 

gabytech

Proven Member
526
10
Nov 19, 2007
Daytona, Florida
Looks good!^ Is it regular Lexan or is it the coated Lexan with the Margard MR10 coating?

They are not Lexan, Lexan is a brand of polycarbonate plastic. FAL speedglass are more durable and resistent to scratches than Lexan...
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
They are not Lexan, Lexan is a brand of polycarbonate plastic. FAL speedglass are more durable and resistent to scratches than Lexan...
Speedglass is just coated Lexan (polycarbonate made by GE) : FAQs About Polycarbonate Windshields

From their site:
"Isn't polycarbonate just a fancy name for Plexiglas?
Absolutely not. SPEEDGLASS is NOT made of Plexiglas. Our process includes a thermal cured hard coating on polycarbonate material made by G.E. (marketed under the brand name "Lexan"). Polycarbonate is known for it's virtually indestructible properties (250 x stronger than glass.) "
 

gabytech

Proven Member
526
10
Nov 19, 2007
Daytona, Florida
Speedglass is just coated Lexan (polycarbonate made by GE) : FAQs About Polycarbonate Windshields

From their site:
"Isn't polycarbonate just a fancy name for Plexiglas?
Absolutely not. SPEEDGLASS is NOT made of Plexiglas. Our process includes a thermal cured hard coating on polycarbonate material made by G.E. (marketed under the brand name "Lexan"). Polycarbonate is known for it's virtually indestructible properties (250 x stronger than glass.) "

Actually FAL doesnt use the word speedglass on their product, just molded windows.
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
Anyone have more info on this?
Check his other posts, they made an order for 10 people and it was a special order. If you want some you'll have to wait until they do another batch or buy from someone like me.
 

Eckzavier

Proven Member
129
31
Jan 25, 2009
Madera, California
Dope! Good to see my friend car being rescued and resurrected. Looking forward to seeing you hit your Goal weight, thatll be one hell of a light 2g! Also possibly interested in the Lexan bits, would love to see the finished product you plan on turning out.
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
Dope! Good to see my friend car being rescued and resurrected. Looking forward to seeing you hit your Goal weight, thatll be one hell of a light 2g! Also possibly interested in the Lexan bits, would love to see the finished product you plan on turning out.
Thanks! I should have the Lexan kits finished in the next few weeks, I haven't had much time to work on them due to work.

I did get my window net installed but it is too short:
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dsmornothing

Probationary Member
605
5
Jul 23, 2009
Ishpeming, Michigan
Sorry but there is no chance of this car reaching 2000 lbs. you would have to 100% start over and do it piece by piece and you would be lucky to weigh in at 2300.
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
Sorry but there is no chance of this car reaching 2000 lbs. you would have to 100% start over and do it piece by piece and you would be lucky to weigh in at 2300.
I guess we"ll see... Curious how you came up with 2,300 lbs
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
Front end is finished, starting to look like a real car now:
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9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
Replaced all my 10mm bolts with stainless allen bolts and stainless washers:
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vr4joe

Proven Member
69
0
Mar 4, 2012
Everett, Massachusetts
Damn this thing is going to be quick!
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
Very nice build! What's your expected completion time frame?
Thank you sir. I plan to have everything done by June 1st. If I can find more time to work on it it will be done a lot sooner.
 

bostonhatcher

Proven Member
149
15
Sep 28, 2006
Kansas City, Missouri
If you run methanol fuel you can get rid of the radiator, fan, hoses, water pump, coolant, etc. to get another 50 lbs out or so.
 

9secSLC

Proven Member
128
0
Jul 24, 2012
SLC, Utah
If you run methanol fuel you can get rid of the radiator, fan, hoses, water pump, coolant, etc. to get another 50 lbs out or so.
That has actually crossed my mind. What all is needed to run straight methanol besides huge injectors and two pumps? My plan was 2200cc injectors and twin Bosch 044 pumps on C16 fuel.
 
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