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PostPosted: September 5, 2022, 5:47 pm 
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My post comes in part from watching an SCCA showroom stock race and saw a guy spin at-speed. The side windows are always down, so when the car spun, the air pressurized the interior, blowing the sun roof about 50 feet in the air. The windshield stayed put, but only because it had the required hold-down clamps, but the sunroof didn't!

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PostPosted: September 5, 2022, 6:20 pm 
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I could see the 6049 tube mount popping out easily. I'd weld a flange to fit the typical gaskets shown and just seal the gap between the spot welds. The standard types don't need anything extra beside the "rope" locking strip. Common for windshields and pickup truck rear windows 90s and older. :cheers:

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PostPosted: September 5, 2022, 9:51 pm 
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My first thought is that if I spun a car 180 degrees while going forward (rearward?) fast enough to pop put a windshield, worrying about losing the windshield would be 2nd to cleaning my shorts. BTW flat safety glass, flat windshields are relatively cheap to replace. Stop to pick up the rubber. :mrgreen:

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