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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby timmo » Tue 08.02.2005, 13:25

Yes on all counts!!
I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby Scott J » Tue 08.02.2005, 15:49

Timmo,<br><br>thanks for the advice, explains why I couldn't find perspex thick enough. So its going to be an expensive Lexan job then.  The cost of Elan ownership   :'(<br><br>Alan,<br><br>if you find any stuff online maybe we could make up a job lot.  Have a wind stopper making party followed by cold ones with the other guys up here.
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby timmo » Wed 09.02.2005, 14:23

Pix are fine ta Gary - now I just need to perfect my bracket design.
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby piston_broke » Thu 10.02.2005, 16:55

how about this<br>http://www.shopkit.com/pages/rod.html<br>open the 12mm rod system components list window to understand what i am getting at [smiley=crazed.gif]<br><br>here we go...sounds a bit like blue peter, so you will need<br>2 of R1-12 12mm rods(not sure what length, haven't measured it yet) to act as the uprights<br>4 of R15-12 to fix the 12mm upright rods to the bulkhead<br>4 of R6-12 these hold the perspex sheet to the rods<br>a sheet of perspex upto 6mm ish to act as the windbreak<br><br>hope someone understands what i am getting at.<br><br>have been thinking of trying this approach as have just used these fixings for my shower and they are good quality aluminium bits and look pretty (wait for it) funky.<br>the company was good to deal with and swapped a couple of bits with no fuss<br><br>you all think I've lost it now don't you.<br>cheers<br>d
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Re:  Wind Stopper

Postby ab2cv » Thu 10.02.2005, 17:04

[quote author=piston_broke link=board=body;num=1106576421;start=15#24 date=02/10/05 at 07:55:40]hope someone understands what i am getting at.<br>[/quote]<br>Yup - I followed that! Nice website, and nice looking stuff too.<br>Would this design allow for any adjustment though, or would it be easy to remove the wind stopper if you wanted to?<br><br>Alan<br>
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby piston_broke » Thu 10.02.2005, 17:09

all the little dooberies slide on and off and tighten up with an allen key.<br>
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby Andrew_Ennis » Sat 12.02.2005, 00:21

If you can all wait a little longer ie. after i finish my kitchen i will hopefully be releasing to the LEC site a retractable type wind stopper. with a aluminium hoop and a mesh panel. I first need to complete the building and testing, but hope fully i will be able to supply it as a diy kit. Should really finish it for Donny!! Price could be about £40.<br><br>Is there anyone interested.
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby ab2cv » Sat 12.02.2005, 10:46

[quote author=Andrew_Ennis link=board=body;num=1106576421;start=15#27 date=02/11/05 at 15:21:30]IPrice could be about £40.<br><br>Is there anyone interested.[/quote]<br><br>Yes, I would be interested Andrew.<br><br>Alan
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby al c » Sat 12.02.2005, 11:12

Andrew,<br><br>I would be interested too!! However won't be able to make Donny this year - so hopefully you will post!!<br><br>Regards<br><br>Al
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby lotusphil » Sat 12.02.2005, 12:39

yep, another one interested here!  :D
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby Monty » Sat 12.02.2005, 12:48

I don`t think it will fit with the rollbar in place, Marie has one which fits the rollbar  ;D
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby piston_broke » Sat 12.02.2005, 15:23

count me in<br>d
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby Andrew_Ennis » Mon 14.02.2005, 12:17

Ok, i will try and convice the boss if i can spend an day in the shed to complete for donny. I have made the tube bending jigs and the telescopic bore cleaning tool. The hoop is made form 10mm brushed anodised aluminium. The mesh panel is 350mm wide and is fitted to a spring loaded roller. The hoop slides up and down in 2 tubes attached to the rear bulk head, these can be hidden under the carpet if you so desire. :)
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby Scott J » Wed 16.02.2005, 17:40

Andrew,<br><br>I'm also interested.
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Re: Wind Stopper

Postby Humph » Thu 24.03.2005, 11:09

Also very interested in this - any more progress Andrew?<br><br>Paul
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