I received the windshield frame and cowl seal, and yes, it is very thin metal. But, from reading on the forums, it seems that most if not all of the after market frames are pretty much the same. The real pain is the packing crap they used and the adhesive it leaves behind. Took me several evenings working on it to get it off. Ended up having to use a scrub pad and lots of elbow grease. What a PAIN! But, now it is ready for primer, so I'm happy. I will be coating the inside with boiled linseed oil.