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View Poll Results: what windshield for a 27 roadster
bottom half and cut off posts 50 64.10%
4 inch chopped Speedway frame and posts 13 16.67%
Speedway Duvall type brass V 15 19.23%
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default 1927 roadster windshield pictures

I made enough money at the swap meet to buy a windshield for my 27 but am torn as to what to get.

A. Just the bottom windshield and cut off posts
pros- looks cool and sleek
cons- My head would stick out the top

B. The 4inch channeled speedway Mr Roadster frame
Pros- buy and bolt on
cons- still looks too high and dorky

C. The speedway brass Duvall
Pros- looks cool and the brass can be given an antique patina
Cons Expensive, head still may stick over the top and can't add a hood later

Anybody use either of the speedway screens? please post pictures


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Old 05-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

First vote!! I go with A although I think it would be nice to get something too high and then cut down to taste, yourself. I've been following the build and must say you have an awesome car!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

Too Bad you cant make your Own hallock style windshield, That would being Screaming!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

Definitely a cut down origional. Being out of the way of flying debris is highly over rated when you can be cool and eat an occasional june bug (or flying rock).

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Old 05-17-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
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Why would a Duvall frame keep you from adding a hood later?
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

a. Be sure you're buying an original 26-27 FORD windshield setup rather than the commonly mis-identified and won't fit your Ford late 20s- Chevrolet windshield frame and post setup.

The original post and frame setup are the best looking on 26-27 Open Cars in my opinion. You can chop the top frame and retain it in abbreviated height for head/eye protection quite easily.

b.OK, I'm guessing the Mr. Roadster windshield frame you speak of is chopped 4", not channelled.
c.Duvall-style windshields do not preclude the sue of a hood.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:57 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

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Why would a Duvall frame keep you from adding a hood later?
I think he means a top.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:02 PM   #8
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

On the T I took I the stanctions and chopped them so I hada 8 or 9" glass then layed tham way back. Gave me more protection from the wind but still looks good chopped.

Here is a picture of mine. I may have chopped them again after this shot was taken.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ght=windshield
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:19 PM   #9
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build your own!
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:11 PM   #10
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

I'm the guy you got the free flathead from, remember me? I have a template made, of MDF, of a Duvall style windshield I made years ago when I was building my '27 roadster. You're welcome to have it. I had a simple plan to build it. The biggest advantage to it is air flow over your head. With a stock windshield in a T roadster the air pounds on the driver from all directions but with a slanted screen it goes right over your head. Come and get it. Doug
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:29 PM   #11
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

Cut-down original, they look more traditional, if that's the look you really want...again my source is Don Montgomery, and most of the '27 roadsters in his books have the cut stock windshield....I ran a cut-down A windshield on my own roadster and found that even though it was below eye-level, the wind actually blew over my head....(but then again it's your car, so do as you want).....
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:45 PM   #12
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

I run just the bottom half and love the look. I have to wear eye protection though. I also like that it makes me feel like I'm riding a motorcycle without a helmet. We haven't been able to do that here in California for a long time.

I was going to run a Duval, but I needed the cowl door for access to the stuff under the dash.

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:58 PM   #13
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

stopped by Marks and borrowed his windshield stanchions and finished welding a roadster windshield frame made from old T top windshield frames. I made the uprights a couple of inches bigger while i was at it. (I filled them with sand to bend them)
This is going to be the cheapest option because i only need to buy stanchions and chop them down.
Dont worry Mark I cut yours down and added a tint to simulate glass in photoshop LOL

Hey Doug I will take you up on the patterns i like to have all the options at hand

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:34 AM   #14
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:35 AM   #15
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First vote!! I go with A although I think it would be nice to get something too high and then cut down to taste, yourself. I've been following the build and must say you have an awesome car!!
I am with him. Plus how many duvalls are there? Too many right now. I like them but they are a little over done.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:38 AM   #16
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Default Re: 1927 roadster windshield pictures

Get what you want. Gee try to be your self. When I was young, I always was asking "what do I do, what makes me" Now I know--be you and do as you wish. Stop with the stupid poll, that's first.

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:41 AM   #17
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I am with him. Plus how many duvalls are there? Too many right now. I like them but they are a little over done.
I am going to throw out something an old hot rodder said to me when I said the same thing about red cars.

"How many Duvall and Hallock equipped cars have YOU EVER SEEN IN ONE PLACE???????????????" In your daily drives do you see dozens of roadsters with these windshields? Is your parking lot at work filled with hotrods with these windshields? Your supermarket lot?

See, your statement in kinda over the top. Whatever we want to think WE ARE THE MINORITY.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:01 AM   #18
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Get what you want. Gee try to be your self. When I was young, I always was asking "what do I do, what makes me" Now I know--be you and do as you wish. Stop with the stupid poll, that's first.
You are a complete Idiot!
Gee its not about getting what I want! I am a design engineer by trade and its a trade off between form, function and cost. If you dont have something constructive to say don't waste your time posting rubbish.
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I vote for A. That is my plan for the Willys .


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Option A.....My head is over the top, (but you could adjust your seating to help lower you if needed), ....... you just have to learn to stop smiling otherwise you keep picking the bugs out of your teeth










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