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PostPosted: September 16, 2012, 7:46 pm 
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Hi folks,

Is anyone familiar with Bugpack windshield rubber and how it works? What size tubing it works with? Do you have a cross-section picture of the stuff?

http://bugpack.com/index.php?main_page= ... cts_id=530

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PostPosted: September 17, 2012, 11:22 am 
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This caught my interest so I did some searching.

Pic is from http://vwparts.aircooled.net/Windshield ... p/6049.htm

https://www.doghouserepair.com/store/it ... l-bugpack/
mentions using an adhesive.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=468547
gives a quick discussion and from DWP who apparently is familiar with product

"There is no "frame"
The rubber fits inside the roll bar, you can glue or screw in place.
The windshield glass goes in a groove in the rubber just like a standard windshield frame.
DWP"


Can't find mention of tubing sizes but buggy sizes seem similar in size to what I have seen on here. Quick call would probably sort it out.

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=9904&hilit=windshield&start=255
Most way down shows the windshield and looks like they used similar rubber to the buggy stuff.


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PostPosted: September 17, 2012, 11:48 pm 
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Thanks for the research maxbob. That picture halfway down the page shows it pretty well. Looks like this'll work for me with a full cage in my locost.


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PostPosted: September 18, 2012, 6:09 pm 
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Bill,

in your photo, there is a steel strip spot welded inside the frame and a traditional S gasket is being used.

The glass will need a large radius around the top to match the roll bar and use a single piece of gasket material for the inverted U. The bottom will be it's own piece and the gasket won't work so well on the cowl.

Different vendors use their own version of the part number, but it is universally 6049.


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PostPosted: September 18, 2012, 7:03 pm 
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Thanks Miata8,

The drawing really explains how this stuff works. Have you had any experience with it? Does it work well? Or is the S gasket and steel strip a better set up?

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I don't have any experience with it, but I have experience with other types.

Here is a common type with integral locking strip versus a chord to hold it tight. Basically the same as older pickup truck rear window gaskets and commonly used on boats. Fiberglass, sheetmetal, or steel strip can be used as a frame. The one circled is the one I chose for .250" laminated glass in a fiberglass frame but I won't really know until I get close to that point. Glue-in glass with mastic edging is much more aero which is important for my low powered application.


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As a heads-up: back in 2011 I decided I'd use the Bugpack 6049 sandrail gasket for my build, using the front roll hoop as the windshield frame.

Earlier tonight I went looking to double-check tube diameter and found that the four vendors I'd bookmarked were showing "out of stock - no back order" or "no longer available." Apparently Bugpack got bought by EMPI, and EMPI's web site doesn't seem to know anything about a part number 6049.

I found a couple of comments that the gasket had been discontinued. I guess I need to call EMPI and see if it's discontinued or they're just sold out until they make some more.

Supposedly other companies make similar gaskets, all using the same 6049 number to identify them, but I haven't come across any yet.


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TRX wrote:
......Supposedly other companies make similar gaskets, all using the same 6049 number to identify them, but I haven't come across any yet.



I don't know if this is the same but it "appears" to be in stock. At least it will let me put it in a shopping cart.
http://acmecarco.com/store/index.php?ma ... 1&cPath=65

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I've found a handful of places that still have some. Note the "BP" in the BP6049 part number; I'm wondering if it all came from Bugpack no matter who supposedly made it.

I could probably buy an extra roll just for CYA and move on.


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