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Old 11-01-02, 05:33 AM
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Anyone used Summit racing Speedglass

I was thinking of a full set of molded speedglass for my FD. Anyone ever used it? I am building a street car but shooting for a major weight loss. I am aware the windshield is not DOT approved.....I just don't care about the law.

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Steve,

I'm making an assumption here, since the website doesn't let me click on any links that have speedglass listed (I found speedglas, but that doesn't show any moulded windshields, only sheets)

I assume this is Lexan or lexan like. 1/8 will work, you will probably have to brace the inside of the windshield with some aluminum channels to keep the windshield from blowing in at speed. 3/16 is a better option, but you will probably still have some flex in the windshield.. 1/8 is a good choice for the rear window and side windows. (all IMHO, I don't use Lexan, just experience from my friend Alan who does) Also, lexan scratches fairly easily, and you're going to be spending a lot of time keeping it clean and polished..

For the side windows, I'm almost 100% certain you can't retain moveable windows, they're more designed to rivet onto the body work.

I could be totally wrong, check with Summit, but that's what I know of it.

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I was wondering about the lexan for my rear window... but I thought that there was a place that already makes it.... I remember seeing it but I dont remember where. I think for the rear hatch it would be fine but I dont think I would use it in the front anywhere.
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FAL (Flex a lite) makes a rear window for the FD. A guy on the forum has one and he said he likes it.
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Mazda Comp had them listed in their catalog, don't know if they still have them..

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Mazdacomp has the front and rear for FC's and FD's, not cheap and will need bracing for both. windshield wipers kill lexan and dust and water have to be polished off. not a very useful street part. plus the weight savings is not that significant unless you have all other non essential items in the car removed and all removeable panels replaced with light weight fiberglass or carbon fiber. windshield and rear deck glass will save 30 plus pounds, but a change in wheel and tire types could save fifty. for the cost and trouble not a very good upgrade.
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