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    Caterham Windshield on a Atom 2

    Greetings folks,
    I was wondering if it would be possible to fit a Caterham windshield on to the frame? Maybe a question of sorting a bracket to fit onto the frame with a sharper angle?
    Just wondering.
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    Anything is possible with enough glue,duct tape and a trusty Sawsall. I recently put an Atom3 windshield on an Atom2 and that was about as much fun as a root canal..but the end result was worth it. The Atom dash panel is quite unique in shape...I'll bet a Cat w/s would be a ton of work to modify to fit and in the end look like ass.. Maybe photoshop one onto an Atom pic first to see how the lines go together...
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    Atom 3 Windshield on Atom 2

    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    I recently put an Atom3 windshield on an Atom2 and that was about as much fun as a root canal..but the end result was worth it.
    When I asked (Ariel) if it was possible to retro-fit the Atom 3 windshield onto the Atom 2 I was told it was not possible. If you did it, can you share your pain about the process as it leads to your triumph at achieving it? photos please.

    I was thinking of the Caterham as a donor as its already presumably street legal, and logic would dictate it should be relatively easy to come up with a metal bracket to connect it to the frame. However, having looked at it again, you are right in that it won't work.

    Cheers.

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    This is not a "how to" thread,but it shows the Atom2 with the Atom3 windshield and dash panel. The dash panel on the 3 does not fit the 2 without some custom framework building,but it really is not that difficult. To get the wiper motor/washer bottle to fit,you will have to hack the 2's frame a bit if your car came with the fire bottle option.I opted not to install the wiper/washer as I only wanted the face protection of the glass.
    http://arielatomchat.com/forums/show...d-Not-a-how-to
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    Thanx MadMaxAtom

    Dear MadMaxAtom,
    Thanx for the link and the photos. Like you, I am only interested in the face protection from the wind and wouldn't bother with the windshield wipers/washers (it sure don't rain much where I live!).
    A pity it wasn't a step by step build.
    But at the very least, you proved it can be done!

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