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sail panel alternative by Francis T
Started on: 03-13-2017 11:52 AM
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Francis T
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Report this Post03-13-2017 11:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
We made these sail panels from tinted plexy. total cost about $50 !





This one was plexy prototype; was too dark. That's my friend Steve, he's been a big help with the car.



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Report this Post03-13-2017 12:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That looks pretty darn good.
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Report this Post03-13-2017 01:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for trivetClick Here to Email trivetSend a Private Message to trivetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Those do look good. More detail? How were they made? Would love to see a write up/how to post.

Nice job!
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Report this Post03-13-2017 08:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Raymac85Click Here to visit Raymac85's HomePageSend a Private Message to Raymac85Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice job. Those look great. Beautiful fastback. Love that wing

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Report this Post03-14-2017 04:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for robert1234Click Here to Email robert1234Send a Private Message to robert1234Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Cool, would you mind sharing some info for them.
I'm in need of something to replace mine.

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Report this Post03-14-2017 07:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the compliments everyone.
Thing is robert1234, I am quite busy trying to learn how to build a .com with WordPress for my new company. Whereas I am very close to receiving my Patent Pending status for a much needed tool. After which I'll post a good how-to DIY and maybe offer them for sale if there's enough interest.

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Report this Post03-30-2017 02:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Big PaulClick Here to Email Big PaulSend a Private Message to Big PaulEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any update on a how to? I need to replace my windows also!
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Report this Post03-30-2017 02:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any UV resistance?
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Report this Post03-30-2017 04:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Can you tell us more about the rear diffuser?
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Report this Post04-05-2017 08:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for psychosurferSend a Private Message to psychosurferEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Very nice. Is the plexie curved at the leading edge, or cut off flat with the remainder of the panel?
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Report this Post04-07-2017 09:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jmbishopClick Here to Email jmbishopSend a Private Message to jmbishopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm interested in how you formed this, I don't know how UV resistant it would be but I'd like to make a set in pet or petg.
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Originally posted by jmbishop:

I'm interested in how you formed this, I don't know how UV resistant it would be but I'd like to make a set in pet or petg.


PETG is nice, in that it might conform more-easily, but the stuff scratches *so* easily.
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Report this Post05-01-2017 10:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry for the delayed reply. I forgot to set the post to notify me of activity.
As for UV and scratch resistance, I intend to put clear vinyl automotive UV protection on top.
The leading edges do curve in and were done with a heat gun & torch on a sheet metal break. But they can also be curved on a simple DIY jig, just take your time!
below is what i used and u an get both panels from one sheet.
http://www.eplastics.com/Pl...ACRY26480-125PM24X48

As for the diffuser, it's just sheet metal. The fins can removed if they to be repaired or replaced.

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Report this Post05-02-2017 03:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SpadesluckSend a Private Message to SpadesluckEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice work. Cheaper alternative to buying anywhere else for sure.
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