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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:19 pm

You're very welcome Gary :D
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby scubarider2 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:51 am

I love the looks of mine sitting on my workbench now for several months. :(
I just can't pull the trigger in grounding the plane to get the work done!
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:13 pm

I got one tinted order so I just need a couple more to make a run of tinted windshields.
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby mac » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:26 pm

Is that windshield maker Steve Dentz standing proudly in front of a Carbon Cub on page 25 of the latest SportAviation? If so, very nice looking airplane. Gee....wonder if it has one of those Dentz molded windshields? :D :D
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:06 pm

Yep! that's me :D :D
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:04 pm

Just a reminder to get your order in for a windshield ASAP because I will be ordering materials shortly after Christmas. It will be 4-6 mos before the next run of windshields.

With the current orders, I have enough tinted orders to make a run of them this time. I will be contacting those currently on the list for windshields to see if any of them would like to change to tinted.

Thanks for all your support and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Years :D :D
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:17 pm

Just wanted to let you everyone know that I have a couple of windshields left out of this run, one tinted and two clear.
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby alan » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:36 pm

Howdy from Texas, Y'all!

Well, I've finished installing my new Steve Dentz windshield upgrade. Whew!

I loaded up the Highlander and trailered it home. The box was waiting. The first day was "demolition". That was also the day I remembered the windshield didn't come with the sunroof. Oh well. Fortunately, as I was asking an IA friend where he bought another friends Cherokee window replacement stock, he offered me a partial sheet of 3/16" acrylic. It sounded too thick, but heck, it was free. Turns out it was 3/32" Lexan. Hey, it was still free and much more suitable.

I made a "rib" from hardware store 1-1/2" x 1/8" aluminum bar stock, and installed it in the middle of the sunroof. This should, and has, eliminated the "oil canning". Then a bunch more work ensued over the next 3 weeks. I figured it would take a week, but allowed 2, only to have it take 3 weeks. Not a big deal, as I really like fooling with the Highlander.

Let's see if I can post these pictures in the right order.

I added nutplates under the front and back sunroof brackets and under the back windshield bracket. All other screws used nuts and washers. The new rib has two-sided white foam tape to tame vibration. Steve provides very detailed installation instructions, stressing the possibility of cracking and how to prevent it. The finished product is quite fine and my only concern is the aforementioned cracking.

The shoulder fairings don't fit quite as well as before because of the difference in thickness and contour, but only I will be able to see it, I hope.

Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the product as supplied by Steve and the finished results.

Thank you Steve.
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby ja30driver » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:37 pm

Will your windshields fit a Super STOL???
I'd love to swap mine out with a tinted shield!
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:02 pm

Yes they do and I have only one tinted left, here is the pricing.
Clear windshields: $375
Tinted Windshields: $390
Shipping Box: $30
FedEx: actual cost will be based on the shipping address (approx cost within USA to; east coast- $95, central- $80, west coast- $65, unfortunately this FedEx costs are approximately doubled for Canada shipments :( )

If you are interested in a windshield please email me at [email protected] with the following information:
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:21 pm

Alan,
I've been meaning to compliment you on your windshield install, by the look of the pictures you did a beautiful job, I'm glad you are happy with it.
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby alan » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:29 am

Thanks Steve. Yes, I'm very happy with it. :-)

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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:27 am

JA Pilots,
Depending on the orders, I may be doing another run of windshields in the near future. Just checking in to see if anyone is looking for one.
Clear windshields: $375
Tinted Windshields: $390 (must have at least three confirmed orders to make any tinted windshields)
Shipping Box: $30
FedEx: actual cost will be based on the shipping address (approx cost within USA to; east coast- $95, central- $80, west coast- $65, unfortunately this FedEx costs are approximately doubled for Canada shipments :( )

If you are interested in a windshield please email me at [email protected] with the following information to get a firm quote, please do not send me a PM through the wings forum:
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby marl59 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:38 am

Hi Steve,
Just wanted to give some positive feedback on your windshield. I just installed it last Saturday in my 10 year old Highlander. It took me about 8 hours. Thats not counting the visits from a few people who stopped by my hangar to check out what I was doing. Installation was very straightforward. I did the trimming with a Fein Multi tool with new combo metal/wood blades as you suggested and it worked out very well. The fit to all mating surfaces was excellent. Your mold is right on the money! Anyway jut wanted to thank you for a great product, super happy!
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Re: Molded Highlander windshields

Postby stede52 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:03 am

Steve, thanks for the glowing review :D
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