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    Perspex lightened windows and sunroof

    Hi guys,
    I am seriously considering getting some Perspex or Lexan side windows and sunroof made to lighten the car. The guys that would make them build and prepare rally cars and apparently know the right material to use.

    Is anyone else interested in this as it would probably be cheaper to get a few done at once?

    Or, if you've already made your own or had some made, any suggestions would be appreciated.

    PS. I've also found some very light 205 fibre-glass panels for the doors and bonnet in the UK and if I can try and find a way to keep freight down might bring these in as well.

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    Use lexan (or an equivalent material under a different trade name). Don't use perspex because it scratches, cracks, and is not flame proof.

    Lexan is awesome (flameproof, shatterproof, scratch resistant, etc). That's why they use it for riot shields.

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    I am fairly interested in lexan rear side windows
    but of course it depends on the $$
    cheers jr
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    These are very easy to cut out for yourself... I used to do it for windscreens for Sports Sedans all the time.

    Buying uncut sheets (8' x 4') is the most economical, but it's also possible to get a good price if you go to the wholesalers and check through their offcut bins.

    There's no benefit in getting any quantity 'done' because it's just a matter of buying the material and cutting it out with a jigsaw.

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    <span>WRX2PUG, have you already stripped out the car? im asking as the weight saving is
    minimal compared to <span class=ResizableText0>carpet/rear</span> seats/ rear belts etc. but you might have done this. Also i dont recomend changing the rear window as this is partly <span class=ResizableText0>structural</span> on most hatches, But as Dave/Ray said use Lexan (Perspex also shaters really easy). another weight saver is seats if you can afford it Sparco sell fixed back racers for $450 retail (i got a ULTRA in my 306), which weight only 5.7 Kg each, very light again, only problem being the fact that you need an engineers <span class=ResizableText0>certificate,</span> gotta be cheaper and
    easier to get than those firbre panels. but for the ultimate do <span class=ResizableText0>eveything,</span> lexan windows to seats to the panels, yeeha baby 13's in a <span class=ResizableText0>205!!maybe.</span> Xq ps keep us all posted.</span>

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    Hey xqisid!! i've been wanting to talk to someone in this world that has put after market seat/s in their pug. I am trying to do it with pig205 but the bracket measurements are only 40cm and me thinks that may be hard to cater for espec. recaro
    any help/hints/

    cheers jr
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    jr20516v:
    Hey xqisid!! i've been wanting to talk to someone in this world that has put after market seat/s in their pug. I am trying to do it with pig205 but the bracket measurements are only 40cm and me thinks that may be hard to cater for espec. recaro
    any help/hints/

    cheers jr
    jr, I'm sure xqisid will be more help, as he has put one in his car. I have one of these Sparco seats which I got for my Mini. They are one of the narrowest seats on the market. I'm sure they will fit the 205. I have found Recaros to be the opposite.

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    Hi guys, thanks for all the helpful feedback. Yep I am almost definitely going to strip other things out of the car including the back seat and possibly even the passenger seat although not sure my navigator will like that wink . I have ordered a Momo 'Start' driver seat which apparently are easy to bolt to standard door rails - they are a little more expensive than the Sparcos though - around $600 - see <a href="http://www.shopmomo.com/momstarseatb.html" target="_blank">Momo Start Seat</a>

    I won't touch the rear window but feel that the side windows being quite large and the sunroof being very thick and heavy and very high up in the car would be worth doing.

    I'll keep you posted as things move forward - the car is currently having an Autronics installed, all the wiring redone and the suspension sorted out - we are doing dyno runs before and after.

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