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post #1 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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How do I lower the windshield?

After a search on here and google, I can't find any directions for lowering the windshield, which leads me to believe it's obvious. I removed the two hand bolts on either side of the windshield, but it didn't want to move. Is there something else I have to undo?

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 02:54 PM
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If you don't have any top hardware attached to the top of the windshield, those two bolts are all that holds it up. Cowl gasket is likely stuck and holding it. Just push gently at the top of the windshield frame forward.
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 03:47 PM
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on the windshiel hinges, there is a small hole on top. wouldn't hurt to give them a squirt or two of wd40. gasket is stuck on cowl as stated above. put even pressure on each side of frame and slowly rock it. it will go.
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 04:29 PM
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Please note that everyone is saying even pressure! The frame will easily twist and break the glass if you push too hard on one side.

Just go real slow and steady on the pressure.. I'd push at the top center to keep it from twisting.

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Damn it. I just broke a hinge!

I did find some tweezer looking things under the windshield frame when I broke it. Still trying to figure that one out.
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Damn it. I just broke a hinge!

I did find some tweezer looking things under the windshield frame when I broke it. Still trying to figure that one out.
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Of the hinge or the tweezers? If it's the hinge, you're a sadist! . If it's the tweezers, literally they are some sort of grooming implement. Being a guy, I'm just gonna call them tweezers.
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 08:14 PM
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I got here late. Was going to warn you to put PB or something like that in there.

Once you get your new hinges, remember to keep them lubed with oil (WD dries out).

Tweezers? 4:20?

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post #9 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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I got here late. Was going to warn you to put PB or something like that in there.

Once you get your new hinges, remember to keep them lubed with oil (WD dries out).

Tweezers? 4:20?
Haha! I bet you're right. Too bad it's just the tweezers.
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-18-2009, 08:31 PM
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Haha! I bet you're right. Too bad it's just the tweezers.
I bought an old firebird back when I was in the AF. I was working on it at the base auto hobby shop and found a big bag (had to be 2oz) up in the dash. They called the cops and the only thing saving my butt was that it was so old it was white! I think my heart actualy stopped when it fell out on the floor!

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