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Old 05-05-2011, 10:02 AM
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My brothers Roadster with the new "Duval" windshield.

Well, my brother finished up the "Duval" windshield swap on his '22 Buick Roadster. It is such a huge change! I like it, I am not sure if I like it more than the chopped (12"!) original windshield but I do like it, it screams HOTROD.
He didn't want to chrome it and that is one thing I disagreed with. But like always my brother has a great eye and I think it looks good.

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Old 05-05-2011, 11:25 AM
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I like the new windshield better, fits the style of the car. The Nailhead looks great also, unique car.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:40 AM
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Your brother's '22 Buick looks great! I still prefer the more traditional look of the chopped stock windshield. Enjoy!!! Here are pics to compare.



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Old 05-06-2011, 07:59 AM
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it turned out great
it was very interesting to me when you explained how the whole car was built and designed as a specific era type hotrod
with that in mind, how does this affect all of that?
i see he also changed wheels and tires
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:10 AM
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Well to be honest the era is all screwed up now. The wheels and tires are much earlier than a few parts on the car. But that is all cool, after you own something for 15 years a change is in order. He does plan on putting earlier carbs and air cleaners on it and a few other things to bring it back together with the wheels and tires.

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Just curious, I really appreciate a time period car, mostly for the tech of that time.

I like a mis-match pile of whatever, so my stuff is always a collection of whatever makes me happy
and thats the way I think it should be.

my definition of a hot rod is "modified to look different and or perform faster/better"

and thats why i like it here on hotrodders because, you can do that to anything and i like it
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Personally I prefer the original chopped windshield. Never have been able to warm up to a Duval style windshield on anything but that's just me. I do understand why your brother thought it needed a change though. Any hot rod someone owns for that long is due a few changes and there are very few hot rods out there that have been owned by one person that haven't changed over time. Maybe a few historically significant cars but most of them spend a lot of time sitting and being admired rather than being driven.

Hope your brother enjoys the new changes. I do like the steel wheels better for a period car. The polished wheels wouldn't have been around in the 50's anyway.


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Hope your brother enjoys the new changes. I do like the steel wheels better for a period car. The polished wheels wouldn't have been around in the 50's anyway.
Funny thing is he was after a more drivable car with no wind whipping over the windshield and he didn't get it! He said it is better but no where near what he thought.

The cars period was originally early 60's. The Chrysler alternator he had on there was first used in 62 so that was the date we went with. I know the Americans are the later version but that was something we had to work with. Funny thing is when he was building the car there was no one fully polishing them to speak of and the headers, there were none out there being offered.

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Funny thing is he was after a more drivable car with no wind whipping over the windshield and he didn't get it! He said it is better but no where near what he thought.....

Brian
Wind whipping your face and roadsters go together. Kinda like peanut butter and jelly. All he needs to do is turn his baseball cap around and put on a pair of sun glasses and he'll be fine.


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Wind whipping your face and roadsters go together. Kinda like peanut butter and jelly. All he needs to do is turn his baseball cap around and put on a pair of sun glasses and he'll be fine.


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That is what I have told him, wussy!

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Hey Brian,

Humor me, what'd I say when you originally asked if it was a good idea or not?

Cheers,

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I don't remember, what I you say?

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