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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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Beautiful, please post some photos of the way you put the hood hinge in and attached the hood to the hinge.

Was the plastic already curved or did you just flex it into a curve.

Thanks

Jeff

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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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