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Need drawings & dimensions of deflector for R170

Boys,I've decided to make memyself a deflector for my Black Angel!
The material is polycarbonate probably 8mm.
I have a friend of mine with lasermashine...
So,I need some dimensions or drawing...or PDF file...
I'll appreciate if someone helps me!
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When I made mine for the r170 , I placed a piece of cardboard behind the headrests and then transfered the forms of the headrests onto it .
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5-KOB, how did this go? as I am thinking about doing the same, any pictures?
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I'm waiting for hot and sunny wheather... :-)
But the most appropriate decision is placing cardboard behind rollbars...
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How do you propose to fix it in place ? the screen not the cardboard
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On mine I removed the black clips inbetween the seats , drilled the screen and then using longer screws held the screnn in place with black clips !
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Just found some 6mm Clear Acrylic for 14, Ebay never fails me!

Now just need to wait for the weather to improve

Also found a CLK grill (missing two chrome strips) for 6.50.... thought it must be worth trying to use sticky chrome strips to replace them and save myself 100 odd pounds.... Will up load pictures of both projects when they arrive! Love abit of DIY!

Question however... I have seem lots of deflectors with gaps, vents or slits in the plastic. Are these required for airflow reasons or can I still mount a solid bit of acrylic (cut to shape rollbars)???
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the 171 OEM has vents along the base. I can only assume it stops turbulence inside the cabin. or to do with the slip stream creating pressure on the deflector ? I expect someone will have scientific answer
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I went uber-cheap with mine and recycled the sunroof visor from my old Volvo.





Trimmed it with a rotary tool, reshaped it with a heat gun and 2 pieces of MDF to flatten it out a bit. Attached it with some velcro straps.

Looks ok from 10 feet but most importantly it works great.

Needs more stickers.
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