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home made Windrestrictor

diy, home made Windrestrictor turned out ok.
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Looks good. Any step-by-step instructions and photos?

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sorry on step-by-step instructions i did not think when making it. i made a cardboard template, then cut 2 x mdf shapes out and then a third one 10mm smaller on the edge where the plexigass would sit in making a gove and then glued them together then sand and paint with colour matched paint, cut the plexiglass to the smaller mdf shape with a arc and my cousin lazer etched for me.
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When I saw that title, home made Windrestrictor, I was expecting to see... YIKES. But that looks really good.

You did a great job and your buddies etching is nice work!

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Looks nice, but for us lazy folks, the Windblox (www.windblox.com/styles/slk_170_windscreen.htm) is unbeatable!

For my SLK32, Windblox with 1/4" Lexan, Clear Straps, and Shipping totaled $140!!
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Looks nice, but for us lazy folks, the Windblox (www.windblox.com/styles/slk_170_windscreen.htm) is unbeatable!

For my SLK32, Windblox with 1/4" Lexan, Clear Straps, and Shipping totaled $140!!
Whew! Sorry. Gotta disagree. Just can't get past those straps on the roll bars.
I still think www.windrestrictor.com has the best out there.


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Nice work, it looks great. More and better pictures would be nice too.
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Can you think of something what to cover the rollbar?
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[QUOTE=FOURTEEN;171935]Looks nice, but for us lazy folks, the Windblox (www.windblox.com/styles/slk_170_windscreen.htm) is unbeatable!

i had to find something to do after breaking my ankle in 2 places
and not being able to drive or work for 10 weeks, it stopped me going mad
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Looks neat.

What holds it in place to stop it blowing away when driving at speed?
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Looks neat.

What holds it in place to stop it blowing away when driving at speed?
still working on that, at the moment its got the m3 tape that holds spoilers on i was looking at velcro round the rollbar but dont like that look. i can still remove the plexiglass to clean and leave frame in place.
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Whew! Sorry. Gotta disagree. Just can't get past those straps on the roll bars.
Did you read the part about Lexan, Clear Straps, and only $140.oo!??!


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had the roof off today on the m6 and windrestrictor stopped in place at 70mph.
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Can you think of something what to cover the rollbar?
do you mean in side the rollbars like the windrestrictor like the ones one the r171?
i am looking at a set of slim 3.5in or 4in speakers to see what i can do with them.
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Did you read the part about Lexan, Clear Straps, and only $140.oo!??!

Sorry. Wouldn't want anything on my rollbars. If ever removed you may have discoloration or damage where the straps are touching the rollbars.

The savings is not worth the long term potential damage or the home made look.

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