Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
8/18/22 1:00 p.m.
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To save weight, we decided to replace our 14-pound glass windshield with a 7-pound polycarbonate piece from Shields Windshields.

Now to install it.

[Replacing a Glass Windshield With Plastic]

An early Mustang secures its windshield with a rubber seal, not an adhesive bond. Our car had a nearly new rubber seal, so we reused it.

The installation procedure is tedious …

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californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
8/18/22 2:46 p.m.

Is there an anti scratch treatment they put on polycarbonate windows ?
 

it just seems like it would scratch wiping off dirt etc and with wiper blades....

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/18/22 2:55 p.m.

In reply to californiamilleghia :

Tear offs for windshields are available. Also a thin piece of protective plastic can be laminated on, that was my favoured face shield for hockey full or 3/4 in lexan with an anti fog anti scratch laminate.

Tom1200
Tom1200 UberDork
8/18/22 3:28 p.m.

Living in the desert I've always given the poly windshields a pass.

Out of curiosity; besides the 7lbs for the front how much weight savings have you manged with the side and rear windows?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
8/18/22 3:34 p.m.

In reply to californiamilleghia :

Yes, I discussed it in some detail when I did a Shields install in the 350z:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/project-cars/LS-Swapped-2003-Nissan-350z/replacing-glass-windshield-plastic-project-ls-powe/

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