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Old 20-05-20, 13:38
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Default Carrier vision glass glass size

Hello to you all. I hope you are all well and staying safe.

Can anyone tell me the size of the vision glass on the Canadian Carrier. I am missing two pieces on my Carrier and I have a piece of correct looking Perspex which was about to be thrown away, but I thought I could use it as an interim until I can get glass cut, but Carrier is an hour away and I am in lock down still.

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Old 20-05-20, 21:20
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The glass is 4.5mm thick. Take the frame to the glass cutter. It has two rounded corners and two square corners.
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Old 21-05-20, 12:16
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Michael, It looks as if the radiused corners of the glass will leave a small gap to each bottom corner of the frame. Is that really the case ? Surely a much smaller radius would prevent a pressure point but still overlap the frame ?
I agree about the risk of new laminated glass deteriorating so personally I would go for 10mm thick ordinary glass or failing that plexiglass (perspex in the UK) though that will get microcracks in the surface unless protected from sunlight.

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Old 21-05-20, 13:33
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I have installed the last few glass using RTV (Silicone) to hold it in the frame. That waterproofs the frame, otherwise I have found that they will collect water and eventually rust through. Not that most of leave them outdoors for long periods of time anymore...
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Old 21-05-20, 16:18
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. . . (paraphrased) It looks as if the radiused corners of the glass will leave a small gap to each bottom corner of the frame. Is that really the case ? Surely a much smaller radius would prevent a pressure point but still overlap the frame ?
I agree about the risk of new laminated glass deteriorating so personally I would go for 10mm thick ordinary glass or failing that plexiglass (perspex in the UK) though that will get microcracks in the surface unless protected from sunlight.
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I see how it does appear the radius will leave a gap. In practice it does not.

I have mislead you with my poor dimensions description: two panes of glass, total + - 5mm.
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Old 22-05-20, 08:45
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Well I told a porky!
I measured carefully my "?L41" and "Triplex" marked glass and it is exactly 4.60 mm thick (not 4.5) I assume this will be an original British glass carefully cut out with an axe!(by the look of it)
Both layers of glass are the same thickness. I remembered it was thinner than normal auto glass because I asked a mate (in the glass game) to cut me some. He told me that I couldn't buy that thickness here. He did however cut me some screens from glass salvaged from an early British built car (Morris Minor or some such)
The Australian pattern carriers use thicker glass.
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Old 24-05-20, 22:52
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Thanks for your replies gents, I think Iíll go down the Perspex route for now. Found some suppliers On the web whoíll cut 10mm Perspex to size, so will just need to round the corners off.

Iíll replace with glass when I can find some originals.

Stay safe.
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Old 24-05-20, 23:13
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NO TOM !!!

I had misunderstood the thickness too. From the above it seems that the original thickness was a TOTAL of 4.6mm.

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