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Unread 05-07-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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I bought an aftermarket windshield and I am haveing problems with the fitment. It seems like the bottom of the windshield isn't thick enough so the cowl sticks out a lot inside and the latch that's supposed to hold the windshield up isn't even close to fitting. The pictures are with the windshield already bolted to the hinges and that's how it fit.
Here are the pictures and thanks for any help.

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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:22 AM   #2
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Bump, anybody know why it's fitting like this?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:26 AM   #3
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My bet is it's the wrong frame for the year of your CJ.

You didn't get that thing from the Philippines, did you?

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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:33 AM   #4
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It didn't come from Philippines, it's the same frame that I took off. My jeep is a 72, the PO put the 76+ frame on. I originally ordered a 72-75 frame not knowing it was a 76+ frame. So I shipped it back and ordered this one and now it doesn't seem to fit.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #5
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Well, whatever happened with your order, it seems pretty clear you got the wrong frame.

Have you called the supplier?

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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:39 AM   #6
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No it didn't come from Philippines. It's the same frame as the one I took off. My jeep is a 72 and the PO put a 76+ frame on it. First I ordered a 72-75 frame not knowing the one on it was a 76+. I sent that back and ordered this one and now it doesn't seem to fit.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:44 AM   #7
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Sorry didn't realize it went the first time.

No I haven't contacted supplier. I ordered it from Morris by the way. I guess I'll just compare what's left of the old rusty frame to the new one and see what's different.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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Let me give you a little insight on OEM vs. Aftermarket windshield frames. Most of the aftermarket windshield frames are not as thick as the OEM version. Like the ones that come from Crown Automotive for instance.

Below is a comparison photo I took when mounting a Crown replacement windshield frame to my CJ-7. As you can see, there's a 5mm or close to a 1/4" difference between the two frames.



You may have to use a shim washer or two for mounting the bracket that holds the windshield to the dash. I had to use a single washer for each behind the bracket.

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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #9
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I was expecting the aftermarket frame to be cheap tin. Pay more, get less. That was no surprise. But I would at least expect it to fit properly.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:52 AM   #10
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Has anyone ever used Jeepglass.com? I've been wondering how their product is? Is it just a fancied up Crown aftermarket?
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