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About a month ago I ran across a front plastic panel which came off it looked like a 60" flat panel TV. It was at a thrift store and I got it for $2. Whala, I had a windsheild. Iv'e posted pics. The lower side has a up slope to it's support frame. This is so my hinged hood will open without hitting. The windsheild is curved more at the bottom then the top. Curving it gives a nice flat undistorted looking screen as apposed to flat installations that always look warped. The other thing I think I'm finding is that a lot of the wind goes around to the sides. I haven't been out behind others kicking up dust but I hoping this will help keep the dust from curling back into the cab area from behind. We'll see. I do not hear any exrea wind noise from the wind hittig the windshield.

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The plastic was flat and I just bowed it. I've included pics ( again not correctly) of the hood hinge. I used a stainless hinge I had around that had 3/4" legs on it but 1" legs would be better. I like a strap hinge as its the strongest way to go and it spreads any stresses over a much larger area. You have to use pan heads or counter sunk heads so the legs of the hinge can get close enough together. The hood support rod is a peice of 6061-T6 aluminum. this is quite strong and also springy. It's bowed so when I stow it, I just pull its end down against the crossing angle peice, flex it straight and tuck it behind the little tab I welded on.

If your looking for stainless continous hinge, call MSC supply. Their a huge company with a 4- 5 thousand page catalog. 1-800-645-7270.

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