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Old 12-10-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Plexiglass in ST44 Engine Room

Can you check on your ST44 and see if this is two pieces or not? Trying to figure out if mine split or if it's supposed to be two pieces. I put duct tape on it for now as I assumed it split at some point...but now I'm not so sure.

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:16 PM   #2
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Curious why some of those ground cables are stacked instead of having each cable to a separate lug? Nice system btw.

No idea about the plexi as I can’t see how its secued but its just a guard and not necessary really.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:24 PM   #3
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Curious why some of those ground cables are stacked instead of having each cable to a separate lug? Nice system btw.

No idea about the plexi as I canít see how its secued but its just a guard and not necessary really.
Not sure why they did it this way.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:32 PM   #4
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It's cracked. Mine was a whole piece before it cracked, just like yours. A mechanic must have backed into it, or something like that.
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If they put a 90 degree angle along. The top edge, it would be far stronger, and also protect the buss bars from falling tools, etc.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:47 PM   #6
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Aren't they very different sizes?
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:58 PM   #7
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Someone who cared did that job. Even used tamper paint on the bolt heads.

If you do mess with the cover; I'd try for lexan with a lip across the top. So, a dropped wrench won't short out your 12V system!
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:54 PM   #8
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Mine cracked after my fat ass "bumped" into it ----- Also duct taped!!!!
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It broke. I can see the telltale tip.

The corner should not have been left as a sharp inside corner.

Both Plexi and Lexan are notch sensitive, Lexan less so, so sharp corners like that can be trouble and cause breakage.

A good radius such as from a hole saw and then some sanding to smooth the cut may have prevented the break.

Even just a small support backup block at the corner may have prevented the break.
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When I first had my ST 44 inspected they recommended this glass as it is US electrical requirement but not in Europe .
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thanks looks simple enough.
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