Taking Windshield off completely? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Taking Windshield off completely?

Attention to the TJ owners 1996-2006 NEW LED LIGHT OPTIONSOPTIC ARMOR WINDOWS all sale now !!!!!!!!FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye Kit

Reply
Unread 06-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
JeepFreek77
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 6
Taking Windshield off completely?

I have a 1975 CJ5 which I only drive in nice weather, and never at high speeds so I wanted to take the windshield off completely. Is this tough to do? Has anyone ever done this before?

Thanks in advance.

JeepFreek77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
jeepwhore
Lucky S.O.B.
 
jeepwhore's Avatar
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Posts: 2,880
Is there a reason to remove it completely? Just fold it down, it'll look goofy without it.
__________________
'84 CJ-7: Yota axles (spartan locked front, e-locked rear) 4" BDS, 1" Daystar & 3/8" shackle lifts, 35" X-Terrains on steelies, YJ Tub & family roll bar, heater blower upgrade, 4.2L w/MC2100 & Team Rush, Warn 8274. Rebuilt 4.2/4.0 hybrid, AX15 and twin sticks/clocking ring waiting to go in.

The advertised position for a topless, dirty jeep girl has been filled......by my wife. Thanks to all that applied.
<------------and yes, that is her.
:-D
jeepwhore is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
JeepFreek77
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 6
It just makes noise bouncing up on the hood when I hit a bump in the road. Guess the suspension isn't the greatest
JeepFreek77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
BESRK
GROUND POUNDER
 
BESRK's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 12,222
Not sure about the pre-76 CJs, but the later models use a footman loop and a strap to secure the WS Frame to the Hood while it's folded down.

On my 80 CJ5, I drilled out the WS Hinge Pins and replaced them with stainless Hitch Pins. I then spliced a quick disconnect plug into the WS Wiper Motor Harness (so I can unplug it). That allows me to unplug the motor, pull the pins, and lift the WS Frame off the Jeep for the trail. Figure if I ever roll the rig, at least I'll still be able to sell my WS Frame/Glass
__________________
'80 CJ5 w/AMC360, T176, D44 w/Detroit 4.56, RE 4" YJ lift and 35s..

Ground Pounder Fab


Lower 2

Guardrail

Down Schoolbus

Slickrock Tellico

Save

Crozet

More Crozet
BESRK is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
zillla
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 485
I just had mine off because I twisted the frame and broke the glass. It is not hard to remove. The hardedst part is fishing the wiper wires out. FWIW, check the top hinge parts. Mine cracked from a crappy weld at the factory and broke .. I pulled both off and rewelded.
__________________
Pull my finger
zillla is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 05:11 PM   #6
JeepFreek77
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks for the tips guys. So other than the wiper blade wires is it just a straight pull off or will I need any special tools! The hinges on mine look pretty good and there's a gap where it looks like I may be able to pull it straight off with enough force.
JeepFreek77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
JeffreyCharles
Registered User
1976 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vallejo, CA
Posts: 466
Just a straight pull (erm, that sounds wrong...). :-)
__________________
Jeffrey Charles
http://jeep.smallcraft.net/
JeffreyCharles is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #8
titomars
Web Wheeler
 
titomars's Avatar
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 1,758
Check your local laws. Driving a vehicle on public streets with no windshield is illegal in most states and in some states no wipers is also a separate violation. Mr. LEO will give out a ticket(s) for it.
__________________
I don't worry about my MPG's. I see it as the price of admission...............Damn what a ride!!!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
**Originally Posted by wm69 **
This is the kinda whiny crap I would expect to see in the JK forum. We drive rough riding, leaking, gas guzzling CJ's. Rattle can it and throw it in your Jeep.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
1981 Jeep CJ7 258 4.0 HO head, T-5, D300, D30, D44, SOA
1994 Jeep XJ 4.0 HO, AX-15 (My Beater)
1946 Bantam T3-C (original Calif trailer, no rust)
titomars is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 06:54 PM   #9
lucdog
Web Wheeler
 
lucdog's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: , Il.
Posts: 7,761
Quote:
Originally Posted by titomars
Check your local laws. Driving a vehicle on public streets with no windshield is illegal in most states and in some states no wipers is also a separate violation. Mr. LEO will give out a ticket(s) for it.
Yep, the il state police write tickets for no wipers. This was on some T buckets and antique car that were leaving a car show/swap meet. The kicker is, not of these guys would think about driving the vehicles in the rain.

So check the state and local laws, and don't forget eye protection.
If you think about it, it's not any different than riding a motorcycle. So if you live in a helmet state....haha.

B
__________________
1957 WILLYS pickup, needs work.
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
Lots of parts not for sale, i'm a hoarder.
lucdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #10
82JeepCJ7
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 4,662
You can drive with out a windshield here, as long as you have eye protection (goggles). I've driven mine with the windshield folded down many times. Just make sure its tied down real tight.
__________________
Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
82JeepCJ7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-28-2013, 07:26 PM   #11
JeepFreek77
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 6
I'm in Canada... I'll have to check the local laws. I want to drive with the windshield completely off, not just down. I never take it out in the rain or on the freeway just on local roads and never go above 30 or 40 mph...
JeepFreek77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #12
zillla
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 485
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepFreek77 View Post
Thanks for the tips guys. So other than the wiper blade wires is it just a straight pull off or will I need any special tools! The hinges on mine look pretty good and there's a gap where it looks like I may be able to pull it straight off with enough force.
Look at the hinges. They are made to allow easy removal of the windshield
__________________
Pull my finger
zillla is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #13
zillla
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 485
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepFreek77 View Post
Thanks for the tips guys. So other than the wiper blade wires is it just a straight pull off or will I need any special tools! The hinges on mine look pretty good and there's a gap where it looks like I may be able to pull it straight off with enough force.
Look at the hinges. They are made to allow easy removal of the windshield. Just remove the wires from the back of the wiper switch and lay the window down. There is plenty of room to get the connector out through the hole.
__________________
Pull my finger
zillla is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.