Sportsman windshield

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Sportsman windshield

Postby Gunner0321 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:03 pm

I'm restoring a 1954 Sportsman- received with a plexiglass windshield which does not appear correct in shape - can anyone furnish a pattern for the correct shape?
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Re: Sportsman windshield

Postby drrot » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:49 am

What length? The boat closest to the pier is an 18' that belongs to Chad Durren and is very correct.
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Re: Sportsman windshield

Postby Gunner0321 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:13 pm

It's a 17 foot - same as the one referenced in your picture but what I'm looking for is a pattern to give the glass shop so I can have new ones made that are correct. Any thoughts on where I could get one?
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Re: Sportsman windshield

Postby drrot » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:12 pm

A pencil and some cardboard.
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Re: Sportsman windshield

Postby charlesquimby » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:31 pm

And do not assume that the panes are identical. I use foam board for the pattern work. Be sure to get a good photo of what is required and sketch it out. I only do one side at a time, and only remove the center post when necessary. Be sure that once your patterns fit that you I.D. the board. A good glass man will pattern them exactly as the board, and the edges will be smoothed, and have a slight sectional radius. Charley Q.
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Re: Sportsman windshield

Postby cc-woodboats » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Gunner,
I have a plywood pattern for a 54 17, sportsman windshield.
I can ship it to you.
It was taken off the glass of a 1 owner 54 sportsman.
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Re: Sportsman windshield

Postby Bilge Rat » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:27 pm

I used 1/4" plywood for my 1955 Sportsman windshield pattern. With a crisp cut edge, it makes the glass guy's work easier. Don't forget to have the top edge radiused and polished as it is exposed and you don't want a sharp edge there. Also use auto safety glass if possible.
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