Monday, 10 November 2008
Dinky #108 MG Midget Competition
I just picked up a nice 1950's Dinky racer. Though it was in nice played-with condition, it unfortunately had a broken windshield.
I looked at the replacement windshields available on the web and saw that they were of very poor quality. I decided to make my own.
I carefully removed the old one, and drew out a pattern to follow when cutting out a new one.
I'm including a copy of that pattern, along with a scale for proper sizing. I taped the pattern to a cutting board, and taped a piece of acrylic on top. I then carefully cut out the acrylic with many small light cuts.
Once I cut out, I did some light filing and sanding to smooth out the edges. Putting the new one in place is a bit tricky, but it worked beautifully.
See for yourself. Voila!