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Title: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: a60ghia on February 12, 2011, 01:05:29 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2272/2267657794_5fc8721b53.jpg)
(http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/__data/assets/image/0005/51449/thevan445.jpg)


Hey im a noobie.
See how the windscreen is vertical instead of sloped. How difficult would this roof and windscreen mod be to do to a standard early 70s CF?

(http://www.roadtransport.com/blogs/big-lorry-blog/assets_c/2010/08/Marburg_023-thumb-448x338-86528.jpg)
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: BusyKiwi on February 12, 2011, 06:04:54 AM
The first picture looks like its just a normal bedford screen standing vertically. No idea what the second screen is from.
You'll probably find those top two where based on the bedford tray version with the body being fibreglass or alloy.
It could be done, say to the van in the 3rd picture, cut it off at the top of the pink all the way around, make up a box frame, cut the windscreen frame from the other bits, stand it up and join into frame.
Would probably be easier to start with an old ambulance
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: Bedfordcrazy on February 12, 2011, 12:45:45 PM
Hey busy, you can buy the fibreglass roofs here in oz, and there are companies that do the complete modification. As for the windscreen, i would of thought you would need to cut the complete window frame out and re-weld it back in at the angle you like. I would say that aerodynamics and fuel would be s**thouse though lol  ;D ;D

george.
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: Bedfordcrazy on February 12, 2011, 12:48:32 PM
actually, now that i look at pics 1 and 2, they are not cf windscreens, they wrap around the side to far, compared to the bottom cf. Unless i am blind.

george.
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: BusyKiwi on February 12, 2011, 05:37:29 PM
the top one looks like a cf screen, would have a big blind spot though
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: rubman on February 12, 2011, 06:43:32 PM
The first pic looks like it,s upside down but not sure about it being a cf screen.
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: a60ghia on February 13, 2011, 03:30:15 PM
Hey George
Thanks for the reply

Can you send me the details for the company that can do these mods?
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: ben on February 13, 2011, 05:49:05 PM
i dont think its been modded. i think these were a standard production job.. there are too many photos of these vans in this style..

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Can you send me the details for the company that can do these mods?

that would cost way too much to mod a cf to look like that..

ben
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: LS120 on February 13, 2011, 06:51:04 PM
the second one could be a PA or PB vaxual screen ?? ( also knowen as knee knockers..)

:)
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: ben on February 14, 2011, 05:41:37 AM
whered the knee knockers come from?
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: LS120 on February 15, 2011, 06:33:28 PM
look at the pic Ben & see how the window sticks out.. thats still there when the door is open..
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: ben on February 15, 2011, 08:28:04 PM
oh right:)
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: SkippyThBushKangeroo on February 18, 2011, 09:37:53 AM
whered the knee knockers come from?
                                               ??? yes..where does the knee knockers come from
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: ben on February 18, 2011, 11:31:01 AM
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look at the pic Ben & see how the window sticks out.. thats still there when the door is open..

knock your knee on the front windscreen
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: Warren on February 18, 2011, 11:34:49 AM
if you have a look at the doors on a an EK you will see that the window frame protrude into the door opening.

(http://oldholden.com/ohfiles/images/EkBody.preview.jpg)

So when you opened the door to get out you would often hit your knee on the edge of the window frame.

Warren
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: restoreid on February 18, 2011, 03:50:34 PM
2Door EK Who's building this
Title: Re: how do you make your CF's windscreen/roof look like this?
Post by: LS120 on February 19, 2011, 07:00:44 AM
yep Warren thats it.. but the Vaxual was a sharp angle the holden had the point rounded out of the end..

man the number of times i took my knees out on the damn thing..

 >:(
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