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Viking Day at the Fire Station

Been a part of this forum for almost a year and my first post. Lots of great ideas and not saying someone hasn’t done this yet but putting my idea and solution out there.
Buddy and I brought our Vikings to work on on a Saturday at the station. Between calls of course.
On my Viking, one thing lots of Viking owners complain about while trailering their rides is the front windshield cracking from the wind pushing on the windshield while up. One solution is leave the windshield down, if you have a folding windshield, but most times it can fly up slapping the role cage and breaking or tie the windshield down while it’s folded and that’s a pain. My solution I took 2 rubberized clamps, a piece of 1”x1” aluminum angle cut to fit and drilled holes to place rubber bumpers so the windshield isn’t riding directly on the metal so it doesn’t scratch. And of course painted the angle black to match the role cage. I used aluminum because steel was heavy. No flex in the steel of course and I used 1/16” instead of 1/8” aluminum because they didn’t have the thicker when I was ready to put this thing together. In all looks great and no more worries about a cracked windshield. And it’s mounted high enough it’s well out of line of sight.
My buddy installed a new rear windshield that’s very cool and I need one like it now, a center console, Kevlar winch cable because his metal cable has got frays in it and Bluetooth speakers.
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^^^Excellent work. Should reinforce against wind straining the plastic - as you've mentioned.
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Lift kit wheels and tires are next. Clutch hopefully not much further down the road. Next thing to figure out is how to cover that huge gap at the top of the windshield and still be able to fold it. One thought is to take a piece of plexiglass and cut to fit the angles and curvature of the roof and attach it to the angle cross brace I made to support the windshield.
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if you back your machine on trailer you don't have to worry about your windshield, I see you have the rear window as well,
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Mine had a small crack started from towing with it up,put a small hole at each end of the crack and then made a aluminum brace out of 1/8 alum.angle .Bolted it across the window with stainless bolts with one stainless eye bolt on each side.Now i tow with it down and have a bungee in each eye bolt been to 80 mph and stayed down so I guess it's all good.

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