Thanks for the help! My side curtains did have the original 35 year old
plexiglas in them, and I suspect that their brittleness did contribute to
their breaking when I tried to take them out. I think I'll go with one of
the acrylic types you mentioned. (If I decide to rob a bank, I'll just
borrow a car that has bullet proof glass. Hee-hee!)
From: Bkitterer@aol.com <Bkitterer@aol.com>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, October 03, 1999 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: Side curtains
>You should be able to slide the windows to the center of the frame then by
>slightly bending them in the middle remove them from or install them in the
>frame. If the windows you were taking out were very badly glazed, cracked,
>or they had been replaced with the wrong material they can/will break. You
>can make your own replacements for about $15. There are two materials
>suitable for replacements. One is Acrylic, sold under the trade names of
>Plexiglass, Lucite and one that I do not remember at the moment. The other
>material is Polycarbonate sold under the trade name of Lexan. You can get
>the materials from industrial plastics suppliers. For use in sliding side
>curtains the two materials are about equal. All of the suppliers we have
>found will cut Acrylic to size and only charge you for that much material.
>This is not always the case with Polycarbonate. Some places have a
>half a sheet 4' X 4' or full sheets 4' X 8'. In either case it is a lot
>material than you need and more expensive. The biggest difference in the
>materials is that Polycarbonate will stop a frozen chicken at 400 mph, i.e.
>it is bullet proof for all pratical purposes.
>Bob and Annice
>1960 Sprite (Mk IV in disguise)
>1966 Sprite Mk III (in boxes)
>Judson Supercharger (in boxes)
>In a message dated 10/2/99 3:42:17 PM, email@example.com writes:
><< Does anyone know what the trick is to replacing the sliding plexiglas
>windows in the side curtains? I tried removing the old ones in every way I
>could think of to keep from breaking them, like bending them in the middle
>while pushing outward, pulling from the edges, removing the felt first,
>etc., and I ended up breaking every single one of them. I thought I would
>try to get some input from y'all before I destroy the new ones!
>Thanks in advance!