I have been in contact with an car glass manufacturer about one piece side windows for the doors. And i can have them made in 5mm green hardened glass.
But the molds for them is pretty labor intense so the price for just
the glass to my car is very high,
When the molds is made it is cheap to make more of them!

So to the question is some one else interested in them?
I can handle the orders and ship them out to you!
They becomes cheaper the more that is done.

Then i or we can make an tread about how to get them to fit the doors and the parts needed.
I can also make it a kit similar to the system i chose for my car.

I am not in to this to make money, It is just to get use of the expensive molds!
Kim,

Will the larger glass have any impact on the window being openable? I'm confident that your skills would make it easy to resolve, but would those less-adventurous of us have any problems with that swap? Seems like a great way to modernize the appearance.

Mark
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Originally posted by kim k:
I have been in contact with an car glass manufacturer about one piece side windows for the doors. And i can have them made in 5mm green hardened glass.
But the molds for them is pretty labor intense so the price for just
the glass to my car is very high,
When the molds is made it is cheap to make more of them!

So to the question is some one else interested in them?
I can handle the orders and ship them out to you!
They becomes cheaper the more that is done.

Then i or we can make an tread about how to get them to fit the doors and the parts needed.
I can also make it a kit similar to the system i chose for my car.

I am not in to this to make money, It is just to get use of the expensive molds!


Is this manufacturer guy named Whiantti or something like that?
Dont trust him.

Simon
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Originally posted by Marc FG:
Hi Simon - why this concerns ?


Because this guy produced for me the molds for car window's and stole my original windows.

Later he advertised whit those reproduced windows for a cheaper price than I have paid for.

Also I know a case that people have paid for window's but they are never delivered.

Simon

I think it would be best to leave a small triangle i the front for mirror and without it i believe its impossible to get the glass in.

I have been in contact again with the auto glass company about the prices depending on how many i order and they promised to let me know soon!

The company is a very big car glass manufacturer here in Finland they are very professional so no need to worry about that.

Mark i have not looked in to it so much yet but i think it would be a pretty easy project. when you look at the picture you see that the window opening mechanism is becoming almost centered on the new glass! so i see no need to change that.
But then there is the metal strip under the quarter glass that's need some trimming and the front guides. If i do this i take lot of photos and make a tread.

Its so early in this project so i have not thought about every small detail yet.
If someone have any good idea about this let us know

Its always someone that already have invented your good idea Smiler

I tried to contact Rick R but no answer?
I will let you all know when i know some more!20161208_124556_[500x375)

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Awesome work all around. Love the 180 exhaust especially the exhaust opening out of he rear of car.

The rear fender flares are beautiful. You have done real talent there. Any chance you could post a few more photos and information on you build process of the flares/fenders?

It also appears from one of the photos that you may building new front fenders. Any photos of those?

Merry Christmas and once again - great work!

Devin

P.S. Your custom wheels also look great.

Thank you all for the nice comments!
I use english wheel and shrinker-stretcher and the bead roller. With those 3 tools you can make any shape.I make a paper template first. I Tig weld all seams, Mig welds are to hard to process in the English wheel they crack20161226_125400_[500x375)

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Thank you David .

Simon my business is collision repairs and painting on newer cars for insurance company's!
This is just a hobby and very relaxing when i can create my own form and shape.
When i am doing collision repairs it must look just like from factory if some one see that you have repaired it you have failed Smiler

That is why i will never do an original restoration, That is just like being at work for me Smiler
Hi Kjeld i talked to my contact at the glass factory last Thursday and he said that my door glasses should be ready for delivery this week.
I ordered only my glass for now! so i can be shore that they fit before i get them to any one else!
I made a steel model of it at Christmas that i sent to them. So lets see how it works out! I will let you now.

Hi Chris I made the grill new from steel ! I think that is easier than grinding!? and not so weak because the original part is some sort of cast metal and very fragile.
Thank you all for the nice comments!

It would be a lot easier to buy the 5s fenders ! But in my eye they don't look right, I want them to follow the tire as close as possible.
And i have raised the wheel opening so the tire is in right place with the car lowered. And then i also have the front panel 80mm more vertical than oem to flow better with the lowered back panel

Its possible to do on the original 5s fenders but almost more effort than making own fenders.
Agreed - this is some stunning work and I cant wait to see it finished.

I also agree with your thinking on the original 5S guards being a little odd shaped - like they're squared off a bit too much around the tyres. That said... if I ever get an original 5S I'll be keeping them stock.
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Thank you all for the nice comments!

It would be a lot easier to buy the 5s fenders ! But in my eye they don't look right, I want them to follow the tire as close as possible.
And i have raised the wheel opening so the tire is in right place with the car lowered. And then i also have the front panel 80mm more vertical than oem to flow better with the lowered back panel

Its possible to do on the original 5s fenders but almost more effort than making own fenders.


Yeah, nice custom fix around the tire. Plus I thought real 5S fenders were almost impossible to find anymore anyway. I know a guy that did a custom build with special made carbon fiber 5S style fenders, and he shaped the wheel area to be rounder as well to hug the shape of the tire.
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Originally posted by kim k:
Thank you all for the nice comments!

It would be a lot easier to buy the 5s fenders ! But in my eye they don't look right, I want them to follow the tire as close as possible.
And i have raised the wheel opening so the tire is in right place with the car lowered. And then i also have the front panel 80mm more vertical than oem to flow better with the lowered back panel

Its possible to do on the original 5s fenders but almost more effort than making own fenders.



I have to agree. I have always thiught the wheel opening should follow the wheel. Can you make a couple more?

It looks fantastic!!
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Yeah, nice custom fix around the tire. Plus I thought real 5S fenders were almost impossible to find anymore anyway.


I am told Wilkinson has a couple sets of original 5S fenders, but wants to do the work not just sell fenders. Retail price on the originals is over $15K, fortunately I have set stored away.

The aftermarket variants are just side pieces you cut in and are hand formed over dubious bucks.

Personally I do like the squared off look, it adds another angle IMO.

Julian

I made my front fenders in 6 pieces and it would be possible to do in 3 pretty easy and some one who is really good would do it in 1-2 pieces!
The one that is made in so many pieces is all hand made then you don't have any alternative its very lot of welding then!20170211_102538_[500x375)

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Tajon No not really!
I must have the car here to fit it to or its not going to be any good .
Its ride hight, type of wheels, different front panels,difference between cars and other things that make them diverse.

Kjeld
I am searching for a very small rubber strip but have not yet find any. One option is to just fill it in with glue. I have tried various models but all is to big so far.

I am very glad to hear that some like my type of fender and some not, That is why these type of forums is so interesting if all would have same taste here would only be the same black car.
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I am very glad to hear that some like my type of fender and some not, That is why these type of forums is so interesting if all would have same taste here would only be the same black car.


Please don't misunderstand, I don't dislike what you have done, I just prefer the original concept. I have a lot of respect for what you have done and the work involved, it is far beyond my skill level. I suspect that is why the vendor fenders are so many welds, as they are not true experts in metal shaping like you.

Julian
No worry Joules!
I was not offended at all ! I just meant that it is nice with so many different tastes on this forum and every body can agree on some level !
(Try to post a build like this on a Ferrari forum that's scary)
I really like when you all comment my build Smiler Good or bad its always good to hear others opinion!
Its some times hard to formulate correct in english what i mean.
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Rubber for windscreen.

I find one i will use for my build.

I'm confused.

Why are you sourcing a non-stock windshield gasket when there are readily available quality gaskets available from our vendors?

Perhaps I've missed something in the previous postings, if so please clarify.

Don't understand why one would feel inclined to reinvent the wheel for such a part.

Larry
Hmmm, okay?

I am thinking that a standard glue-in windshield uses adhesive designed to adhere the glass to the car body's metal.

IMHO, incorporating a flexible, subject to deterioration, rubber gasket into that glued joint would make that installation much less solid, secure, and durable.

Or are you somehow installing the rubber gasket after the windshield has been glued to the body?

Is there any standard production vehicle that incorporates such a glue-in/rubber gasket installation method?

I'm just not seeing good results from this approach.

Again, I may have missed something in a previous post. If so I again seek some clarification.

Larry

The glass factory had problem to get enough radius on the glass . It had something to do with the hardening process. but when they had tried a few they got it pretty near. But i had to take a little radius of the window frame(straitening) and make a little more radius on the vertical lifting mechanism! So now its working good!
and the glass is also E-marked =legal20170225_181845_[500x375)

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