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Poly windo vents.

PostPost by: Bits » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:20 pm

Hi All,

I am fitting solid polycarb windows to my S4 elan and looking at fitting slider and pop-out vents to each side.
Seen this;

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Has anyone done the same please?

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PostPost by: USA64 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:44 pm

No, never thought of it. To what purpose are you doing it? Will they be fixed in place?
We are supposed to be having fun, are we not?
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PostPost by: Bits » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:57 pm

I do not have the glass or winder mechanisms. :shock:

The large square one slides and the circular one pops open and rotates. :lol:

I have just bought a slider for the drivers and a couple of pop outs.

Can anyone advise on the best way to cut the holes please?

Update - just bought a 80mm hole saw. So I will have to file off 1mm all round to get it to fit.

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PostPost by: Bits » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:40 am

Arrived Friday. Quality looks good. Now waiting for the hole saw to arrive for the circular vents - due next week. :)

I can drill the 4 corner holes for the slider cut out. I am only having a slider on the drivers door. I need to scrounge a jig saw from friend/family though. :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: c42 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:22 am

Hi Mark

Cut and drill slowly so that the tools do not get too hot otherwise the polycarbonate melts and jams the saw or cutter.

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PostPost by: Bits » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:53 pm

Thanks for the advice.

This is what I will be drilling sawing;

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PostPost by: 69S4 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:25 pm

Is this for road use? If it is it's going to be hot hot hot inside in the summer months even with the vents. I was looking at a couple of Europas yesterday and they have really small opening windows. Didn't the early ones have them non opening?
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PostPost by: Bits » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:10 pm

The car is for road use. Tho I doubt I will be unable to keep away from Oulton Park Circuit.
The car will be used solely in the summer so I am installing as much ventilation as possible - especially on the drivers side window (as I do not usually carry passengers).
I'm also looking at ways to allow more unheated air through the heater plenum and installing sound/heat insulation to the bulkhead - behind the heater, cockpit side. :?
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