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model A windshield wont close.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bigvinny, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. bigvinny
    Joined: Jun 24, 2012
    Posts: 283


    working on my new 30 coupe, I got the doors adjusted, now moving on to the windshield. the guy I got it from had front glass replaced and now windshield frame is so tight it wont close all the way. I dont see any way to adjust it. any advice?
  2. Lpdesignz
    Joined: Oct 2, 2012
    Posts: 54

    from Sin city

    Sounds like the glass was cut to big... Not much you can do...
  3. Vergil
    Joined: Dec 10, 2005
    Posts: 785


    If new windshield glass was installed in the frame it is hard to get the bottom center of the frame pushed all the way up to the glass. If the center of the frame is not seated it will rub on the top of the gas tank and will not close.

  4. cayager
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 293


    does the frame go together all the way? or is there a gap in the corners?
    if the frame fits together ok then there is a problem in the mounting

  5. metaldave
    Joined: Aug 27, 2011
    Posts: 81

    from michigan

    Make sure you have the hinge installed properly. If you have a stock frame and the top corners are closed the frame shouldnt be too large.
  6. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    are you maybe talking about after you put the rubber in? I've found allot of the aftermarket rubber is a bit too thick and won't allow it to close tight.
  7. bigvinny
    Joined: Jun 24, 2012
    Posts: 283


    dont see a gap in frame. maybe the rubber seal up top under hinge is to thick, I think I will unscrew hinge and check the seal thickness and see if frame is seated all the way.
  8. mosimpson
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 271


    Post a picture of the upper hinge area. I am working on my window frame and a picture of this area would be very helpful.
  9. of all the model A's i have restored, i have only been able to use the gasket above the windshield only a couple times. they are too thick. try black electrical tape, or body sealer. is this car going to see rain? with the visor in place you almost don't need a seal.

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