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    Here's a few pics of the fibregalss and plywood hard roof I made for BR. From start to finish it took 3 days. I'm pretty happy with the result, and its darn tough. No problems running in tight brush and I don't have to worry about denting metal or breaking plastic.

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    Re: Hard Roof

    Look real good

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    Thanks Bob! Now I just need to make or buy a windshield.

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    Re: Hard Roof

    I built my own windshield and top. Here's some pictures and a link





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    Re: Hard Roof

    What did you use for the windshield? Polycarbonate, lexan, plexiglass?

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    I used 1/8 inch lexan from Lowes. It holds up good and I use Pledge to clean it and it stays nice and clear. I'm going to check with my local glass company to see how much a piece of automotive glass that size would cost. If not too expensive I will replace the lexan with it. The most expensive part of the windshield and roof was the bed liner I sprayed it with.

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    Good to know about the pledge trick, I haven't heard that one before. Why are you looking at going with auto glass? Is the lexan not sturdy enough? I'm looking at doing a lexan shield too, but if it's not worth it I might have to change my plans.

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    Nothing wrong with the lexan other than it scratches readily. Optical clarity is good and its light weight. My reasoning for automotive glass is its durability. What I have done on mine so far is what I call proto typing for a more permanet metal assembly. Plus with glass I can incorporate a windshield wiper. We use this machine on a regular daily basis here. We are aloud to ride them on any road and street except the freeway. There are many hundreds of miles of logging roads and trails right from my driveway that we have access to so we are riding year round here. We're located in Northern Idaho just off of exit 45 on I 90 interstate.

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    Ahhhh gotcha. Good to know that scratches are the only downfall of the lexan. I'm planning on making a removable shield, off for sunny days, on for the other 3 seasons. Has anyone else out there made a removable shield?

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    Mine are removable. I've used a combination of plastic and metal electrical conduit clamps. I'll post some pictures of how I clamped it. I am going to see if I can get the clamps Honda uses on their accesories and use them on my more permanate covers.

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    A panoramic view of the end of my driveway.

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    Ok thanks, I've seen a few posts of those being used. Good to know that they work. Great view from the driveway, looks a lot like the country around Lake Superior where I am, only your hills are a lot bigger.

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