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post #1 of 4 Old 05-11-2013, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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New cowl seal question

I am installing a new cowl seal and have it attached to the windshield frame with the small screws. I installed the frame back onto the jeep and when I fold the windshield back the top of the seal has a big gap along the frame. If I try to push the seal in further then it gaps bigger the further I push the frame back.

The only way I can get it to sit against the frame is to pull the bottom of the seal about a bit. Is the seal supposed to sit flat against both the frame and cowl.???

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-11-2013, 10:32 AM
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Not sure I fully understand your problem fully but when I put my new cowl seal on, I had to do some trimming at the edges of the cowl seal so it would fit around the windshield hinges and not bulge out.

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My new one fits tight against the windshield (upper) a little gap against the cowl. I would rather have it sit tight against the windshield as water will roll down and pool in that gap, if not tight against the cowl it will run out and still be dry. I got mine from Morris and it fit without trimming. It does take some work attaching the roll bar to the windshield. For that I used two tie-downs running from the roll bar to the top of the windshield , I tightened them both evenly just till I could get the lower windshield bolts started, I then tightened the windshield bolts a few turns at a time on each side to pull it in evenly.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-11-2013, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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That is went I meant to say... If you put the seal tight against the cowl the top of the seal gaps against the windshield frame. I thought it would be better to have it snug against w/s so I will need to pull it out at the bottom I guess....

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