Post by safetybruce on Apr 21, 2011 20:57:19 GMT -5
I agree with Jim, that I have never seen one illustrated anywhere with an original rock guard...but that is the one real design flaw about the earlier Compacts that I am thinking about fixing. On the tow home when I bought my Compact one of my jalousie window panes took a rock strike, and the split pane would have fallen out onto the highway if it had not wedged the two broken edges together. I think an aluminum metal fabricator could make a tasteful guard that would hinge under the drip guard that could match the look of the drip guard aluminum, and it would increase the desirability of the Compact as well as act as a sun shade when you are at the sink.
Post by Gone Kayaking on Apr 23, 2011 10:17:37 GMT -5
I have thought about this as well. My 1500 has plexiglass in the front window now which is all scratched up and I would love to replace with glass...was considering tempered glass. And a light weight aluminum rock cover (I'd make it removable) would be very helpful. Thought it's kind of nice to sort of be able to see out through the back.
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'