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Hot Rods Need help leaning back 32 roadster windshield

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1930ModelA, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. 1930ModelA
    Joined: Sep 4, 2008
    Posts: 105


    Getting ready to start on a 32 roadster and want to chop and lean back an original windshield (don't want to go with the curved wanless style).

    Want to chop original style windshield about 3 inches and lay it back no more than 10 degrees.

    My question is what is the best way to do this. Pie cut the stanchions or rotate the stanchion. Also I do not want to have a gap at the bottom of the windshield and the cowl.

    If anyone has any advice on this it would be greatly appreciated and pics would be great.

    Thank you in advance Nick
  2. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,434


    grind at the bottom-back, where the swivel is, been there, done that, look fantastic, don't grind to MUCH at a time.

    Not on post, but on part that bolts to body, It will be obvious, 4"grinder,
    one or 4 passes.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016
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  3. woodhawg
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,017

    1. S.F.C.C.

    I chopped my A frame 2" and pie cut the original stanchions. Worked fine. Mine are painted black so the work is covered up.
  4. I simply laid my windshield back using the original lower stanchion's although I didn't have to chop my windshield,I traded my originals for repop chopped ones. HRP

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  5. ratrod0
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
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  6. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,177

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    On my roadster I obbed the lower stanchion mounting hole in the body and slid the bottom of the base forward enough to get the desired 10 degree lean back. I adjusted the 3 inch chopped frame when I chopped it so my bottom gap was minimal
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  7. Mine are done exactly like Krylon32's, no need to cut anything and the bottom rubber still seals just fine.

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