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Unread 02-16-2010, 07:11 PM   #16
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I'd hunt for a used one.

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Unread 02-17-2010, 02:21 AM   #17
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You could always use a YJ windshield. Works well, just need to cut holes for the defrost, which his fairly simple. Plenty of writeups on this.
I found a used YJ windshield for my CJ8. cut out a few holes, and glued in a new windshield. Pretty easy swap. Just keep in mind the wiper linkage is not interchangable.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 06:46 AM   #18
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My new frame had strength issues around the windshield wiper area which I had to reinforce. In addition the rubber cowl did not fit and seal the lip. As the aftermarket frames are prone to rust I'd recommend as soon as you get one to prep it and seal or paint as soon as you can.
For what it's worth I found a website/salvage yard that has some used ones. JEEP Windshield Frame - JEEP Junk Yards - JEEP Salvage Yards
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Unread 02-17-2010, 09:05 AM   #19
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I found a used YJ windshield for my CJ8. cut out a few holes, and glued in a new windshield. Pretty easy swap. Just keep in mind the wiper linkage is not interchangable.

so did you retain YJ wiper linkage and rig it to CJ wiper motor or ???
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Unread 02-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #20
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I had the enire yj assy including the motor just had to cut/slice the wiring for hi and low. I think the cj motor will work with the yj linkage. my motor and linkage was "M.I.A." when I bought my jeep.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 12:06 AM   #21
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So like an idiot I hit a tree with the side of the windshield. I was wondering what options I had when it comes to this. I'll get pictures in the morning but basically what is wrong is where it's hit it is dented in and the windshield frame is bent inwards.

Now luckily it's warm around here so I have no need to put doors on or hardtop on til next winter.

I have contacted a local jeep junkyard and he told me a windshield for my jeep would cost 150. Now that's not THAT much money but it is a pretty penny.

Can dents on the very side be fixed by someone who does body work and also made to align with the top again for less than 150?

I guess it will help when I get the pictures up.

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Unread 02-18-2010, 12:09 AM   #22
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I saw a pic of a Jeep in SKT's Acme hardtop thread where there was a strip of diamond plate along the bottom face of the frame where the wiper pivots are. Maybe trying to strengthen a thin wiper pivot mounting surface?
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Unread 02-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #23
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Here are the pictures.



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Unread 02-18-2010, 01:58 PM   #24
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Unread 02-18-2010, 02:20 PM   #25
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Unread 02-19-2010, 12:43 AM   #26
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making 4-5" cut along the corner will allow you to straighten this bend, then weld, putty, sand, paint. You may have problems finding non-rust frame like yours at junkyards.
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Unread 02-19-2010, 09:11 AM   #27
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Now I know I have all the tools needed to do those things but do you believe that this could be fixed by a body shop for a decent price? I'm not sure if I'm ready to start cutting up my jeep but I guess you have to start somewhere. I'll only do it if it will save a lot of money.
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Unread 02-19-2010, 11:48 AM   #28
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Ive installed a fiberglass windshield on 2 jeeps and have never had any problems. Just curious about what problems others have had with the fiberglass units. It was a pain installing the wiper linkage but it wasnt that big a deal.
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Unread 02-19-2010, 12:17 PM   #29
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Ive installed a fiberglass windshield on 2 jeeps and have never had any problems. Just curious about what problems others have had with the fiberglass units. It was a pain installing the wiper linkage but it wasnt that big a deal.
Mine had no reinforcement around the wiper pivot points. I haven't used my wipers much since I installed it, but I need to rinforce that area somehow to keep the wiper pivots from moving like the are now. That will lead to a bind, which will break something.
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