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The mod is really easy to do and it will only cost you about £6 in Perspex.

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BTW I don't think you need a vent in the bottom. I didn't get chance to check Dan's one when we got together a couple of weeks ago but I suspect that the gap is something to do with it being glass. The Perspex one from the States doesn't have a gap and if you put your hand in front of it at speed the wind pressure is pretty low.

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On 5/11/2017 at 7:21 PM, Daniel Joseph said:

Aah...fair enough, not just me being thick then!

he's referring to DJMC who was/is a member who liked taking Porsche (and all else) to court/complaining about wheels/tyres etc etc 

I didnt put the @ sign in front in case he appeared like Beetlejuice!

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On 2017-5-10 at 9:48 PM, Daniel Joseph said:

I recently installed a glass wind deflector in place of the mesh item.  There might be a slight increase in wind noise, but nothing troublesome and no noticable buffeting.  No rattles either.  There is a small cutout at the base of the glass, as you can see in the photo below.  I wonder if this is designed to allow some air through, to prevent, or at least minimise, the effects described by @Greenman above?

 

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Just one minor issue I should have mentioned: in strong sunlight with the roof down,  I can now see a perfect reflection of my gear selector in my rear view mirror via the glass wind deflector!

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2 hours ago, Daniel Joseph said:

Just one minor issue I should have mentioned: in strong sunlight with the roof down,  I can now see a perfect reflection of my gear selector in my rear view mirror via the glass wind deflector!

The silver surround you mean?

Yes I have that but you get used to it after a short while...

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10 hours ago, Daniel Joseph said:

Just one minor issue I should have mentioned: in strong sunlight with the roof down,  I can now see a perfect reflection of my gear selector in my rear view mirror via the glass wind deflector!

Yes I noticed that immediately I fitted my Perspex one but as Stuart says the brain seems to filter it out pretty quickly.

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26 minutes ago, topradio said:

Yes I noticed that immediately I fitted my Perspex one but as Stuart says the brain seems to filter it out pretty quickly.

Welcome to 986 land chaps. Many a time I've wondered what a disembodied hand is doing behind me rear window

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16 minutes ago, Gutley said:

Welcome to 986 land chaps. Many a time I've wondered what a disembodied hand is doing behind me rear window

its the dementia kicking in, you should wait for the wife to actually get in the car before pulling away...

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On 12/05/2017 at 9:41 PM, topradio said:

The mod is really easy to do and it will only cost you about £6 in Perspex.

The photos at the start of this are no longer visible, can this be re posted as I would like a clear deflector on mine

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Hi Jimmy. Photobucket now charge for 3rd party hosting and so all the links no longer work. I will fish out the images and host them on a better site and then post the links here.

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So this was the donor deflector

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Simply prise apart

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This is what you now have

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Lift away the mesh and use the frame as a template

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Use a fine toothed jigsaw to cut the 2mm Perspex

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And you should have this

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Check the fit

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Press the two halves of the frame together and you will have this

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And this is it fitted

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  • 4 months later...

Need one of these !

But not sure I even have a jig saw in the shed !

Would beer tokens provide me with a template ?

 

Also anyone had issues with the auto dimming mirrors and a clear deflector ?

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5 hours ago, Patt said:

Need one of these !

But not sure I even have a jig saw in the shed !

Would beer tokens provide me with a template ?

 

Also anyone had issues with the auto dimming mirrors and a clear deflector ?

no, not that posh here Patt...

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6 hours ago, Patt said:

Need one of these !

But not sure I even have a jig saw in the shed !

Would beer tokens provide me with a template ?

I really strugged for quite some time to work this one out but finally cracked it. See not as daft as I look.

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3 hours ago, mneil said:

A great mod. Found that I had to ditch the jig saw in favour of my dremel to avoid stress cracks but that was probably the blade. Great end result, thanks for sharing.

Use a metal cutting blade or very fine cut and tape the area to be cut. Shouldn't be a problem.

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Old thread I know but...

Would it not be better to use polycarbonate over perspex due to the strength of poly being higher and less susceptible to cracking when cut?

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Just want to thank to OP for this excellent idea.  I went with polycarbonate and job done.  What made things even easier for me is I have a band saw

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4 hours ago, petrolhead said:

Just want to thank to OP for this excellent idea.  I went with polycarbonate and job done.  What made things even easier for me is I have a band saw

post a pic?

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22 hours ago, petrolhead said:

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thanks, was thinking more on its own though so we could see finish etc

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10 hours ago, petrolhead said:

I would have to dismantle it which I would rather not do

Ok...guess you used the old mesh frame....I thought you'd just cut out a bit of plastic and inserted it straight into the mount...never mind

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