Mine looked to be originally stuck in with black mastic which had gone all hard, the new screen was fitted by some auto windscreen type of company, they were on site fitting a new screen in a VW camper so the garage got them to re do mine as well, not sure what they use but it looks a lot neater than my attempts
Unfortunately it has to be laminated glass, apart from which it would last about a year if you're lucky and it didn't get totally useless by scratching. You can use perspex in the sides an rear though but the side must open to allow mirror adjustment if knocked, (or left off for the test if you need a SVA). New ones are available from Pilkington's at about a third of what a Nova one cost, and as mellOrman can attest, they do fit. TIP # 567 Most SS screens are cracked because of people hauling themselves in and out by holding onto the top corner, fit folding handles, (normally fitted above car doors) to the roof between the hinges to avoid this.
Hi is it possible to have a perspex sheet made up? using windscreen as a template (as mine is cracked) its cost affective and strong
Anything is possible.
You can fit smaller wheels and tyres to save money, etc, etc, etc.
Up to you if you want to try a perspex windscreen, but buy a new or secondhand one. Pilkingtons may do them, and they will be at Stoneleigh kit car show, so I will ask them if they still do them. Expect a £ 400 price tag.
Advice, get a glass windscreen. You got the car for nothing.
But as above, windcreens have to now be laminated ( Elf a safety )
Just had a quote from CCs for 4m of windscreen trim and etching paint to make a black obscuring band and 58 quid (to me in Spain) inc VAT. Trim from Seals is 4 quid plus VAT a meter, paint no more tha 8 a Litre and say 15 for P&P, so a bit pricey, BUT, all in one package and with technical back up..