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Rebuilding An Old High School Friend!

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Fly Navy, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Sep 19, 2019
    Tom_Hartz

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    I've had some parts that I wanted to do that with.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2019
    Fly Navy

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    Received the rest of the parts I was waiting on today and the old windshield frame will NOT work.:n: The windshield area is much too small for the wiper arms and wipers.

    So I will call the vendor Monday and at a minimum return this one. Still not sure if I should exchange it or try a different brand. This frame is an OMIX but from all the reviews I read prior to ordering the Crown versions had very similar reviews and at the time were a little more money. The MD Juan frames are more money still but I haven't found any reviews to make any judgement regarding their quality. Given that the reviews of OMIX and Crown windshield frames were so similar I just bought the one with the best price... perhaps I just got a bad copy?

    Decisions, decisions.... Anyone out there have any experience with re-pop windshield frames?
     
  3. Sep 22, 2019
    sterlclan

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    yup and have all been problematic to some degree. it matters not where you get it it is at best a crap shoot I usually just fix whatever one they send unless as yours is its un useable.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2019
    Fly Navy

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    Okay, OMIX windshield frame on the way back to where it came from. MD Juan frame on the way. Guess in the meantime I'll go ahead and fix that coolant leak I've been putting off and maybe build a bracket for the brake return spring... something I've also been putting off. I see a trend.

    Looking at my to-do list I see it is increasingly made up of a bunch of annoying little things I've been putting off. Guess that means I'm almost done!
     
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  5. Oct 1, 2019
    Fly Navy

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    MD Juan frame has arrive and it is much better! By no means perfect... but much better. It will require some hammer and dolly work and some clean-up with a flap wheel but you can actually put a windshield in this one. It is also made of much heavier gauge material and to my surprise it came with upper hinges installed, windshield latches and a new cowl seal.

    I mocked up the windshield wipers and motor last night to make sure everything fit. Today I'll see if I can't get it pulled back apart and prepped for paint.:)
     
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  6. Oct 3, 2019
    sterlclan

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    Test the wipers? I’ve had issues with linkage binding on replacement frames.
     
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  7. Oct 5, 2019
    Fly Navy

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    (y) I actually bought an adjustable linkage kit off of ebay just for that reason.
     
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