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Windshield Latch Adjustment

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by gotime, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Apr 11, 2017
    gotime

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    I mounted my windshield on my body after my restoration (I now have 20 miles on it:D) and it seems a bit loose. I can't move the hook down any further on the dash. The hook has room to move down more, but the holes in the dash aren't big enough to allow for that. I am currently using the original cowl seal, but it seems fine. Has anyone run into this issue? My windshield angle seems right to me.

    I am using a walcks dash, but it looks exactly like the old ones I discarded.

    Here is a picture [​IMG]

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2017
    PeteL

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    Common problem.

    Usually the answer lies in the thickness of the rubber cowl gasket strip.
    You can replace it or shim it. I have used a small pad under each hinge area to tighten things up in a pinch.
     
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    Uncle Vin

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    Needless to say, GREAT looking Jeep.
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2017
    rusty

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    Shim or new seal. You could enlarge the holes but I would try the shims first.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2017
    string284

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    Beautiful Jeep, Do i see 4 shift levers?
     
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    Stout

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  7. Apr 11, 2017
    gotime

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    Thanks guys. I'll try shimming between the seal and the windshield (vented BTY).

    It has 6 shift levers - T90, D18 twin stick, Warn OD, and Ramsey DP-1. It feels good to brag a bit. I've been working on it for to many years.
     
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    jwmckenzie

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    This is an awesome Jeep and as far as shifters, you win!!

    I love the longitudinal rear seats. Did you build them? I want a pair.

    We need more pictures!!
     
  9. Apr 11, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    Wow. More red !!! Love it!!!!
     
  10. Apr 11, 2017
    colojeepguy

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    That's 5....
     
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    Keys5a

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    That PTO is a twin stick!
    -Donny
     
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    Beach66Bum

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    I just bought a Walck's dash. (Still have to paint it)
    I shall see if this issue happens to me. I do have a brand new windshield to cowl seal. Very beautiful cj6!!
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    I was surprised at how quiet my Jeep got when I finally put a new cowl gasket under the windshield. It tightened the windshield and all the rattles went away. Nice Jeep looks great.
     
  14. Apr 14, 2017
    gotime

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    Those seats are the only thing not stock on the jeep. I tried to no avail to get a set of original 6 longitudinal seats. My current seats are from an FJ40 and fit perfect after a bit of modification for mounting. Those were hard enough to find for a reasonable price.

    I'm still looking for the real deal.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2017
    Keys5a

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    Look at the Land Rover 109/Defender 110 (Euro only) for a source of adaptable longitudinal seats too.
    -Donny
     
  16. Apr 16, 2017
    1960willyscj5

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    Being of limited income and having a tad bit of imagination, I used matchbook covers as shims under the levers themselves. Doesn't take much to snug them up.

    You might look into Toy Land Cruiser rear seats.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2017
    windyhill

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    That is one super fine CJ6! I'm in the process of doing the same...Really nice to see one completed almost exactly like I picture mine when done.
     
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