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 Post subject: Windshield
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:51 pm 
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I am considering making a custom windshield out of 1/8” or ¼” lexan for my 650cc Joyner Sand Viper. I figure I can use hose clamps to hold the windshield to the buggy frame. I was torn between using a single piece and shaping it to wrap around, or cut the pieces and using a couple of aluminum strips to form the angles.

Has anyone made a custom windshield for a Joyner Sand Viper or other buddy? Pics are appreciated for ideas.

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:09 pm 
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I didn't make this one, but kept the picture due to the wiper that was added.


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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:21 pm 
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Yea if your riding around mud or water holes you need to be able to clean it. I've heard of a couple of people that removed their windshield due to poor visibility. My question is how easy does lexan scratch? An old school hand operated wiper would be an easy install but if the lexan scratches easy, it won't be long before you can't see at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:09 am 
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Lexan is more scratch resistant than regular Plexiglas but that doesn't mean much... I hear it's pretty good but for a windshield I have no idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:45 pm 
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I scrounged a piece of Lexan from a signmaker.

Its only half height so as not to restrict airflow to rad ?


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I have heard of people having problems with overheating because of the windshield restrickting air flow just a thought.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:08 pm 
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Mines pretty well hidden and stays cool. Wish I had a windshield, dragon flys in the forhead at 85 hurt like hell.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:19 pm 
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I replaced my stock clear plexi with tinted lexan, it isn't very scratch resistant my five year old (cleaned) it for me and left some nice scuff marks right at eye level. I do think it's more impact resistant, but I don't want to test that.

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:12 pm 
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I put this together for a friend. The windshield frame is welded steel and the glass is tinted DOT safety glass. I used a rear window wiper motor from a Isuzu Trooper ($35 at junk yard).
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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:23 am 
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Thats cool!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
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VaDuneBuggy.com wrote:
I put this together for a friend. the glass is tinted DOT safety glass. I used a rear window wiper motor from a Isuzu Trooper

way too cool

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:05 pm 
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VaDuneBuggy.com wrote:
I put this together for a friend. The windshield frame is welded steel and the glass is tinted DOT safety glass. I used a rear window wiper motor from a Isuzu Trooper ($35 at junk yard).
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Is that on a 650 sandspider?

If so Does the front basket still fit?

Does the frame quickly release 4 of road?

How much $Money$ to fabricate another frame 4 me that accommodate's a front basket??? No glass or wiper i will source that localy. Better and safer to ship without glass.

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:44 pm 
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a thick coat of car wax will help keep it clean and help with scratches.its nice in the rain to.

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
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Here's a side view with the 3 panel windshield installed on a 650cc Sand Spider.

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:05 pm 
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The windshield on that 650 is awesome!! I need you to make one of those for my 800 MV!


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VaDuneBuggy.com wrote:
I put this together for a friend. The windshield frame is welded steel and the glass is tinted DOT safety glass. I used a rear window wiper motor from a Isuzu Trooper ($35 at junk yard).
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ill give ya $20 (its a joke) to build me one.... no seriously how much to do TWO for the roketa gk-13?......

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:46 am 
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So you think a local signmaker may be the best source of Lexan?

A simple one with tube clamps may be on my list for next year.

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:26 am 
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could you put a light tint on the plexiglass to help protect it from scratches?? like a screen cover for a cell phone...

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
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VaDuneBuggy.com wrote:
I put this together for a friend. The windshield frame is welded steel and the glass is tinted DOT safety glass. I used a rear window wiper motor from a Isuzu Trooper ($35 at junk yard).
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Very nice, I like this one.
I will post another one this night after work.


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 Post subject: Re: Windshield
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:56 pm 
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FOR SALE - DOT Glass Windshield and Wiper

Fits: Joyner 650 Sand Spider

This exact windshield is now for sale.
DOT Glass with steel frame
Powder coat painted black
Windshield Wiper motor installed
Has the DOT stamp on glass

First $750 + shipping gets it
the custom glass itself cost over $250
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