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Glastron 143 Restoration - Help! 1 month 1 week ago #144223

Hi am in the process of restoring a Glastron 143 to its former glory! Already replaced the transom and the internal floor and looking now to sort out the re spray and engine restoration. I do want to replace the split windows because one is cracked. This seems to be an issue due to the curves and change in diameter. Ideally id find a straight replacement from an old boat then polish it up but cant seem to find any. Ive added some pics if anyone has any inspiration or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!
Measurements are:
A 45 cm
B 50cm
C 40cm
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Glastron 143 Restoration - Help! 1 month 6 days ago #144236

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The most important part is the windshield frame which you do have. Wrap the curved plexi sections in paper so that you can trace the shape and transfer it to flat sheet of replacement material. If the new material doesn't want to conform to the curves you can add a little heat to help with the bends.

Your Jetflite is a V-143. The Jetflite 143 was the flat bottom predecessor (1961-1963) to the V bottom V-143 (1964-1971).

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Glastron 143 Restoration - Help! 3 weeks 6 days ago #144316

Hey ollieg!

I wish I could help but it looks like DPA gave some good advice.

I actually had a question about your transom replacement. Did you do this yourself? And if so, how much work and/or how much did it cost you?

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