Wanted Wind Deflector Kit

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Wanted Wind Deflector Kit

Does anyone have surplus a pair of Caterham wind deflectors as in the photo? I want to do some experiments but trying to avoid messing up a new pair!

Stu.

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Get some perspex and make your own

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Tom, that is pretty impressive. Don't suppose you have any templates etc, particularly thinking about the hinges.

Dennis.

 

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Hinges are blocks of aluminium hacksawed and filed to shape with brass pins Loctited in to drilled holes....nothing flash

Use cardboard to make a profile pattern then copy onto perspex. Use hot air gun or good hairdryer (carefully, don`t overheat) on perspex and ease into shape. Take care not to break through too quickly when drilling holes as it can crack perspex (semi blunt drill is ok)

I had some perspex lying around from other jobs but you may get some offcuts if you ask around

I made a small turn clip at the bottom to secure it and to it will open to get my foot out of the car!

Door just clips on...no poppers!!

  

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You do mean polycarbonate don't you, Tom?

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Looks like a good article for LF!

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Nope, Perspex....Different properties/composition and  much easier to form to shape. Also Perspex aero screen made in the shed. 

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Tom, thanks for the update on the detail of construction of hinges etc. Also interested how you attached wing mirrors. Agree, worthy of a LF article.

Dennis.
 

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My apologies Tom.

As "Perspex"™ is flamable, I thought is was discouraged for automotive use.  

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So is petrol !!!

Scooter mirrors from a motorcycle shop removed from stalk and screwed through PERSPEX

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Hi Stu,

Are you still looking? .. I might be able to assist ... BM me

 

cheers

david