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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 21 Aug 2018 21:05 #87855

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"How is it holding up from the sun, anything turning yellowish?"


nothing yet, still all clear...........i do keep it covered all the time when not in use........the cover is getting faded.....:mums: ........

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 21 Aug 2018 03:06 #87840

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Jabe I also bought lexan. I have to change the size of my windshields. I ordered the stuff after I cut my patterns and standard size was 24" my patterns were about 27". No biggie I'll fix it.
I do like your clear tube and silicon trick, sounds good to me.How is it holding up from the sun, anything tiring yellowish?

Steve Gower, I went with lexan so can cut it out myself. My patterns are not perfect and I will be able to fix my mistakes as I cut the plastic.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Aug 2018 18:17 #87824

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looks great Moe.......just a tid bit on what i did Marc.........:yawn: ....
i placed the centre post about an 1 1/2" forward of the side posts, then with my templates (1/4" ply with the grain vertical, it has about equal flex as the Lexan) i flexed it forward to give pressure into the channels of the posts............then scribe fitted the bottom to suit the fordeck.......once my Lexan pieces were cut, i ran some 1/4" ID clear tubing sliced and fitted to the bottom edge to sit tight on the deck, and brushed in some silcone into the channels along with the rubber gasget........she no moves anywhere, even at 70mph.......have fun, its gonna look great

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Aug 2018 16:54 #87823

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I used 1/4" plexi on mine and tinted it myself. The only thing I don't like is it flexes quite a bit while towing at highway speeds. I considered putting an aluminum U channel along the top to stiffen things up but haven't gotten that far. Just food for thought. Your boats looking good so far !

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Aug 2018 14:46 #87820

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Neil tried to use hardboard for his first set, but found visibility was soooo poor, he couldn't even see his transom saver attached to his motor when launching!

He quickly switched over to plexiglass....poor Niel! :shhh: :goof:
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Aug 2018 14:37 #87819

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Marc,

You might want to go in a different direction for your windshield...

That cardboard won't hold up through your initial run and the OSB... well, you'll probably only get one season out of it before it swells and starts flaki g apart! Besides, when it gets wet, it is terribly difficult to see through!
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 20 Aug 2018 11:28 #87814

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Marc,

I am not sure if I like the cardboard look better then the wood windshield look...:biggrin: :hmm:

I got Dawn's windshield made at a place called Laird's Plastics. They are located on Groesbeck just south of I-696. The charged me $90.00 for the two pieces and they ended up giving me three pieces for that price. Took about a week to get after I dropped off the template.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 19 Aug 2018 01:16 #87749

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I had a little time this afternoon to carve out some windshield templets. They turned out okay.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 14 Aug 2018 12:00 #87603

Coming along nicely! Even with experience spraying with a HVLP gun, anything that is clear, varnish or a top coat on a two stage application, is the hardest for me to do because its hard to see the amount of product getting laid on. If your gonna spray, do a very, very light application the first go and let it set a few minutes. It will give the first regular coat something to sit on and then less likely to run on you.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 14 Aug 2018 01:45 #87600

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Boatboy wrote: If you're spraying varnish be very careful not to get too much on your wood or you'll get sags and runs. I would suggest laying your wood flat and varnishing with a brush or use the roller and tipping method.


Thanks John, I. Am going to attempt it. But I will take your advice on being very carfull. I have been wanting to give a shot for a long time now. So I will be careful and I will post my outcomes.

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