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Old 01-12-2012, 01:16 PM
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How well should i expect a stock '37 Ford truck windshield to seal?

This is the crank out windshield type.

Straight body, straight windshield frame, new gasket.

But i suspect it is gonna leak anyway, unless i add additional gasketing and never open it, as I see hints of daylight here and there on the sides. I may be able to crank the windshield tighter once it is warmer out and the gasket is more pliable, and I may be able to dork with the top hinges some to bring the windshield frame into its pocket a bit tighter

Any experiences?

I figured I will make sure the drain holes in the frame pocket are clean,and I have new rubber drain hoses installed to take care of leaks.

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Doug

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given time the seal will seat against the body. getting it adjusted is the best thing. couple of big guys to hold it tight while you tighten the hinges helps .

a coat of vasoline on the rubber helps it seal against the paint.

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Now that you mention it, it looks like I need to loosen up the hinges, and push the whole windshield into the pocket, then tighten/adjust/shim hinges as necessary to keep the windshield there.

It is sitting ~1/8" too low on one side for sure, and won't go into the pocket on the bottom.

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