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post #46 of 52 Old 07-29-2011, 10:09 PM
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If only these companies would get on these forums and read the reviews/comments. Maybe one would realize we'd be willing to pay the upper end of the scale for an exact fit, good quality part.. in 'glass AND steel....


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post #47 of 52 Old 07-30-2011, 04:01 PM
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If only these companies would get on these forums and read the reviews/comments. Maybe one would realize we'd be willing to pay the upper end of the scale for an exact fit, good quality part.. in 'glass AND steel....
I should probably write a review on the fiberglass frames.
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post #48 of 52 Old 09-29-2011, 12:13 PM
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I should probably write a review on the fiberglass frames.
Have you yet?

I saw Scso81's 'glass frame, and it looks pretty solid. It has the 'lip' down the sides to deflect water from the door area, and I shook it a little and it felt pretty secure. I'm thinking I'll go this route, and if it does flex enough to scare me, I'll put some bars from my roll bar up to it for support. Plus then I can just get some of those 'Oh-s#!t' handles for it then..

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post #49 of 52 Old 09-29-2011, 12:20 PM
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Yeah one of my issues with fiberglass and aluminum vs. steel is all the work it will take cutting etc. to fit it. And then aluminum being thicker causing parts to not fit right.

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Yeah one of my issues with fiberglass and aluminum vs. steel is all the work it will take cutting etc. to fit it. And then aluminum being thicker causing parts to not fit right.
Given that no manufacturer makes an aluminum CJ windshield frame, I am incredulous as to the source of these mysterious fitment issues you cite.
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post #51 of 52 Old 09-29-2011, 12:32 PM
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Given that no manufacturer makes an aluminum CJ windshield frame, I am incredulous as to the source of these mysterious fitment issues you cite.
I am referring to the tub the windsheild fits on per the previous post I just didn't quote it.

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post #52 of 52 Old 09-29-2011, 01:00 PM
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I like mine. It did shake a little at highway speeds but I upgraded my cage to a 95 yj with the windsheild bars so its as steady as a rock now. Glass went in easy as well.
Mine came with my jeep and it was thrown in the back so I am not 100% sure if its a Kentrol or not.

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