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GP inner windshield

Post by M1045 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:51 pm

Are there any differences between a GP and a GPW inner windshield?
Does anyone have some good pics of a GP windshield?
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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by nwarcade » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:42 pm

I'm curious about this also. I've slipped a MB/GPW inner frame into my GP outer and it fits but I want to say the hinge is a tad longer on each end. I'm just making this assumption on pictures I've seen as I don't have a GP inner to compare.

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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by M1045 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:01 am

I may have to try that also.

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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by YLG80 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:15 am

From the The Henry Ford collection.
Looks indeed very similar to the GPW inner windshield.
Ford_GP_Windshield-THF_1941.jpg
https://www.thehenryford.org/collection ... =gs-184319
Ford_GP_Windshield-THF_Assy-line.jpg
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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by M1045 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:28 am

Great Pictures.
Does anyone have a close up of the handle and or hinge area?
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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by YLG80 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:48 am

If it helps these are all drawings related to the Ford GP windshield, that were published on THF.
THF404991_GP-1103524_BRACKET_WINDSHIELD_CLAMP.jpg
THF404985_GP-1103484_HANDLE_WINDSHIELD_CLAMP_12-17-1940.jpg
THF404982_GP-1103482_CLAMP_ASSY_WINDSHIELD.jpg
THF404644_SA-4538_CLAMP_ASSY_from_AINSTWORTH_MFG_CORP.jpg
THF404641_GP-1103146_HINGE_FEMALE_WINDSHIELD.jpg
THF403791_GP-1150498_5-16th-18_THUMB_SCREW.jpg
THF403779_GP-1103163_1103162_BRACKET_WINDSHIELD_LOWER_PIVOT_ON_BODY.jpg
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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by nwarcade » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:48 pm

Here's a pic I threw together highlighting the obvious differences. ( I flipped the GPW picture to match perspectives) I think one could use a G503 inner frame but just remove the outer inch of the hinge area.... weld, cleanup and done.

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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by M1045 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:21 am

Great pic.
Are we looking at an inch in from the edge of the inner windshield?
Is that a guesstimate or is that measured.

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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by nwarcade » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:26 am

This was taken from my original GP outer frame.

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Re: GP inner windshield

Post by M1045 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:11 pm

Just to make things confusing. I noticed this windshield on an early slat grill i recently rescued? Thoughts?
IMG_7551.JPG
IMG_7550.JPG
IMG_7549.JPG
IMG_7548.JPG
The rest of it looks like a typical MB style, Not like the GP.


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