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Old 06-06-12, 12:36 PM
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NC FC Lexan side windows - mounting options

I'm looking to strip out the windows, but still have something there for towing or storage. I'd rather not fool with getting lexan to roll up/down without scratching. Have some of you mounted lexan to the frame? Have some photos and/or suggestions?
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I use C channel aluminum to form a pair of guides to allow the lexan to slide up and down and use a nylon strap as a pull.
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I use C channel aluminum to form a pair of guides to allow the lexan to slide up and down and use a nylon strap as a pull.
Would love to see some pictures of your setup.
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I use the stock channels and have a longer than normal window. This allows me to push the window up from the bottom and it still fits into all the stock tracks and seals. This allows me to close the window when I need to wash the car or for overnights at the track and just push down on it to open it. If I want to save the 2 lbs (max), I just have to lift the back up first and it twists out of the frame super easy. I do the same thing on the Passnger side, but have 2 holes in the bottom that allows me to bolt it in with just the 2 bolts. It has been this way for over 10 years and works great.

The window is the same as a stock window, but longer in height.

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I use the stock channels and have a longer than normal window. This allows me to push the window up from the bottom and it still fits into all the stock tracks and seals. This allows me to close the window when I need to wash the car or for overnights at the track and just push down on it to open it. If I want to save the 2 lbs (max), I just have to lift the back up first and it twists out of the frame super easy. I do the same thing on the Passnger side, but have 2 holes in the bottom that allows me to bolt it in with just the 2 bolts. It has been this way for over 10 years and works great.

The window is the same as a stock window, but longer in height.

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When you same it's the same as stock, you mean it's glass or lexan? If it's glass, where did you find one the same as OE except taller?
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When you same it's the same as stock, you mean it's glass or lexan? If it's glass, where did you find one the same as OE except taller?
Its a lexan window, sorry for not being clearer.

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Here is a shot of the passenger side. You can see how it fits into the tracks and can't go up and down as somebody stuck a NACA duct into the window, LOL. It is nice and clean and a bit lighter than stock.

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When you strip the door clean from all of the moldings it leaves a very nice surface ridge to mount the lexan window. I simply made a lexan window to fit the opening and drilled holes into it while it was secured in place with tape. Then I drilled slightly larger holes in the lexan to avoid cracking it and used machine screws to secure it into the door. I can easily remove the window at an event, and it holds tight during towing.
I painted the inside of the lexan black around the edge to simulate an actual window and use black screws. Simply to give the appreance of an actual window. You can add a thin strip of weather stripping if you want to attempt to get a better seal, however it almost is impossible unless you have many mounting screws.
Hope it helps,
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When you strip the door clean from all of the moldings it leaves a very nice surface ridge to mount the lexan window. I simply made a lexan window to fit the opening and drilled holes into it while it was secured in place with tape. Then I drilled slightly larger holes in the lexan to avoid cracking it and used machine screws to secure it into the door. I can easily remove the window at an event, and it holds tight during towing.
I painted the inside of the lexan black around the edge to simulate an actual window and use black screws. Simply to give the appreance of an actual window. You can add a thin strip of weather stripping if you want to attempt to get a better seal, however it almost is impossible unless you have many mounting screws.
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Yep, this is sort of what I had in mind. Any photos handy?
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Not the best picture and the car is at Tri-Point right now, but you get the idea.
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do you take the window off every event? seems like it would be kind of a pita with all the screws
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There is already some assembly required at events such as the mounting the rear wing and the front splitter/air dam. There are only about 10 screws per window and they are small machine screws that zip in and out pretty quick and easily.
It only takes a few minutes.
I keep the passenger window in place unless it's just too hot out.
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Awesome. Thanks!
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