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  1. #1 Roadster windscreen frame. 
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    Hi, quick question. I am about to drill up into the windscreen frame to fit a dangly rear view mirror and was wondering if the frame is hollow or solid? Nothing else is attached tothe frame for reference.

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  2. #2 Re: Roadster windscreen frame. 
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    Hollow. Be careful. If you do break the glass send me a pm and we can talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Marlin View Post
    Hi, quick question. I am about to drill up into the windscreen frame to fit a dangly rear view mirror and was wondering if the frame is hollow or solid? Nothing else is attached tothe frame for reference.

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    Hollow as Adrian says, quite a surprise to me as original docs suggest it's a roll bar. Hardly seems strong enough.

    It makes me think that modern adhesives might be a better safety option than drilling holes. But I can't say I have heard of an accident where the screen surround has prevented an injury though.
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    Solid except for the slot for the glass. I've drilled several holes into it and tapped them, just don't break into the glass channel.
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    That's strange when I drilled to put my wing mirrors on I was only able to tap around 1/8" and then air


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    Solid except for the slot for the glass. I've drilled several holes into it and tapped them, just don't break into the glass channel.
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    My Roadster frame was solid. But be careful!
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    Definitely solid with a slot. Not hollow.
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    The plot thickens

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    Definitely solid with a slot. Not hollow.
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    Does not the box section of the A post merge into the solid screen surround...so it might depend on how low you mounted the mirrors..?
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    There you might be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_red_roadster View Post
    Does not the box section of the A post merge into the solid screen surround...so it might depend on how low you mounted the mirrors..?
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