Folding down the windshield.

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Re: Folding down the windshield.

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:22 am

Guys, the problem is now solved. The sheet metal on the windshield frame was bulging out very slightly, causing the rub. I tapped it back using a small block of wood and a hammer. Hey presto sorted, and finished off with a spray of O.D. Many thanks guys for all your help on this thread. :D

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Re: Folding down the windshield.

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:55 am

Having that "right" block of wood sure comes in handy. Great job! :wink:
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Re: Folding down the windshield.

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:52 am

Have you checked the WeeBee Webbing chart to see if your windshield is in fact bent back somewhat? It is worth checking because if it is bent back enough, your top will be too long at the rear and the rear top bow will sit forward of the "pocket" in the top it is supposed to ride in. It could also shorten up the rear panel and make the straps appear to be "too short" when compared to other jeeps. You want a good bit of canvas overhang at the rear to keep water running down the rear panel from getting into the rear of the jeep. It's bad enough that water will enter the front where you and a passenger are riding in a decent downpour! I keep a Vietnam War-era poncho under the rear seat for just those situations where you went from A to B in cloudy weather only to try to return to A from B in rain.
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Re: Folding down the windshield.

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:40 pm

Chuck, an interesting reply, my canvas top fits fine, with the overhang at the back. Good call though. :D I do avoid taking it out in the rain but hey, this is England, so be prepared. Good idea with the poncho, i will look out for one at our next military show.

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