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#1 Lazarus

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:36 AM

Is there a list available of the side glass curvature top to bottom of common vehicles from the 60's to 80's anywhere please ? 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:54 AM

Interesting question... not sure how you would even measure such a thing?

 

I've seen West Coast Customs' TV show where they've had custom glass made, they took a sheet of alloy the right thickness, cut it to the right shape and rolled the right curvature into it, before sending it to a glass manufacturer for them to copy.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:51 AM

So far I've found this 

 

http://www.coastalcu.../measuring-tips

 

Not much info online.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:49 AM

It's called the 'tumblehome'.

 

http://www.autoblog....home-explained/



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:47 AM

This subject is far more complex than I had imagined. The side glass has a twist to it end to end also.

 

I cut a template of the curve of a Torana window and tried it against a few other cars, HZ, a 90's Ford and a few others. Funnily enough the car with the closest match of the top to bottom curve so far is a 2009 Mercedes CLC 200.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

Sounds like you have something custom and cool in mind...

What are you thinking of doing?

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:19 PM

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

Please not the wheels.

I like the 2 door concept. A few have been done. They look good to me.

Are you doing that to your UC?

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:17 AM

Probably not as it's an Atlantis Blue SL/E with original motor etc.

 

Having a look at a Sunbird next week but will talk to an engineer before I cut anything.

 

Some experimenting could be done on some rear doors before they are welded in. I think they need shorter one piece glass with a thicker C pillar to get the proportions right. And hatchback flares.






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