Windbenders for HD Electra Glide
More Reverse Engineering Success!
A couple of years ago, Dayle Martin from Firecreek Accessories, came to us with a project. He wanted to create a line of his Windbenders Windshields for the Harley Davidson Electra Glides. He proceeded to get scans of the original fairing, a third party shield and an existing high performance shield.
We got the information and started designing the parts. This was going to be a large product line with a many shield options. Dayle had the bases and shields laid out in 2D and we had to convert those lines to actual 3D shapes. We then had to take those 3D shields and unwrap the surfaces into actual flat patterns.
Here is the final product, the wide large shield and base mounted with the hardware on the fairing:
Below are the original scans of the Fairing and Shields:
High Performance shield scan. Notice the small flaring of the top edge.
3rd party Harley Davidson Shield. Only the lower part of shield needed to be scanned.
Harley Davidson Fairing. The outside was scanned. We were mounting to the inside so we had to offset the surfaces. There were no mounting holes so we had to make sure the holes were located correctly before we started.
Here are the final surfaces and flat patterns.
Wide High Performance Surface
High Performance Flat Pattern
Wide Shield Surface
Wide Shield Flat Pattern.
Wide Base Surface
Wide Base Flat Pattern
These are the drawings that were included with the package to manufacturing.
This was a great project and Dayle was a great asset with his detailed 2D information.
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