Manufactured and Installed Window Rock Guards
After replacing the front driver side curved window assembly, I decided to manufacture and install rock guards on both front curved glass windows on my 1988 25' Excella. I completed the installation just yesterday and the guards look pretty nice. I used .062 thick, clear polycarbonate sheet material for the guards . The sheet size that I used is 2' x 4'. I designed and manufactured 4 mounting brackets for each window which I attached to the window frames with pop rivets. The guards are held in place with # 10-24 stud screws and acorn nuts. I made the mounting brackets of aluminum bar stock, .375" thick x .750" wide x 2.500" long. The mounting holes in the polycarbonate guards are lined with brass grommets. I had never machined polycarbonate material before and was a little apprehensive in doing so, but found it to be easy to saw and drill with sharp tools. I say again "sharp tools". Anyone interested in this project may request from me, detailed drawings of the bracket assembly.