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Triumph TR6 - Thinking of Spring

I hope everyone had a great New Year's. Now it's time to start looking forward to a new driving season. Our sister club in Saskatoon is organizing what looks to be a fantastic road trip going as far as Hell's Canyon in Idaho, and taking in the Going to the Sun road in Montana. That's a lot of driving and I don't have a deflector to reduce buffeting (the air type: otherwise I'm okay with the occasional buffet). I'm thinking of making one. Plexi seems like an obvious choice, but I think I'd like the look of some kind of mesh better. Has anyone done this or have some ideas?

A. J. Koschinsky

Hi Tony

Check the archives - I believe the late Rick Crawford posted a thread on one he designed and built 5 or 6 years ago with instructions.

I don't have one but would probably opt for the mesh one myself as I have to believe it would offer the desired reduction in buffeting but not create as much drag.

The planned trip sound great - hope you get great weather. I figure my wife and I will get to do that area if and when we retire. I am thinking of heading to the Blue Ridge Highway in Virginia, N and S Carolina and Tennessee this summer.
Michael Petryschuk


You have e-mail. I found the document Rick sent to me in 2008. May be in Archives as well.
Michael Petryschuk

Hello Tony,

My two cents advice: go for LEXAN which is more suitable than plexi.


Jean G.

P.S. Thinking of spring; You are an optimistic fellow as here with -23C this morning. it is now for tomorrow...
J. G. Catford

Michael, thanks very much for that. Jean, I agree that plexi wouldn't be suitable, given its brittleness.

I recall the earlier discussions but don't remember there being a consensus around whether the clear would be better than the mesh. Some other fori suggest that the mesh is actually better for some reason, and that is what some new high end droptops offer. My issue is with the frame that a mesh unit requires. If it is high enough to avoid being directly in line of the rear view mirror, it would look quite obtrusive and the view through the mesh would be compromised. If below, it might not be high enough to be effective.

A. J. Koschinsky

Hell's Canyon, eh? When is this trip planned? We could almost call that 'in the neighborhood' if you know what I mean, and I imagine a few of the locals, myself included would be happy to get out and drive along with you guys for a keep me posted, I'm curious to know what's happening with that.
Rod Nichols

Last I heard the dates were around the last week of June. I'll let you know as I hear more about it.

It would be great to meet up with you and some of the locals. Since we'll be in your back yard, you're likely to know where a proper pint might be found after a long day's drive.

A. J. Koschinsky

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