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post #1 of 14 Old 03-05-2016, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield brackets

The brackets that it came with don't work. The force the windshield to sit at the wrong angle even after adjusting the hinges, doors, and these brackets it still doesn't come close to the right angle. These also sit crooked when mounted so I'm wondering if they weren't diy by the PO. Also since the windshield sat at the wrong angle for so long the seal along the bottom doesn't mate up well and I'm assuming it'll let water in if I drive in the rain

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-05-2016, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone give me a measurement center to center from the dash mount and the mounts to windshield to see if I just need new mounts or if something wonky is going on with my windshield
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post #3 of 14 Old 03-05-2016, 02:06 PM
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Eddie fill out your profile so we can tell what you are working on. I could give you measurements that might not apply to your Jeep.

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It's a 78 CJ5.
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post #5 of 14 Old 03-05-2016, 04:10 PM
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Stock ones weren't chrome plated and I can't see anyone paying to do that to home made ones. They are probably Kentrol or some other aftermarket......and if they are anything like the aftermarket hinges, don't follow the oem dimensions all that well.

Do those make the windshield sit too far back or too upright?

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post #6 of 14 Old 03-05-2016, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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It makes it sit too far back.
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post #7 of 14 Old 03-05-2016, 04:27 PM
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Can you share some more pictures of the windshield frame and how it's sitting?


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^^ He has pictures in his thread I'm in over my head.
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post #9 of 14 Old 03-05-2016, 07:57 PM
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Can you share some more pictures of the windshield frame and how it's sitting?


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Perhaps it's not an original windshield?? YJ maybe?

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Perhaps it's not an original windshield?? YJ maybe?
That shouldn't matter, both are the same dimensionally and should sit at the right angle (although the plates need to be slightly modified to use a YJ frame) I'm thinking either the holes in the plates are incorrect or the frame has been bent where the plates attach.

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I set my doors and then measures from the windshield to back of the tub 67.5" and everything seemed to line up. The brackets were a 1/2 inch out from fitting so I just made some new holes and remounted them and everything works fine. Top went on nicely, doors seal and I'm one step closer to having her on the road. Part of the issue is the hinges weren't mounted right by the PO so eventually I'll have to address that but for now I'm satisfied
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I set my doors and then measures from the windshield to back of the tub 67.5" and everything seemed to line up. The brackets were a 1/2 inch out from fitting so I just made some new holes and remounted them and everything works fine. Top went on nicely, doors seal and I'm one step closer to having her on the road. Part of the issue is the hinges weren't mounted right by the PO so eventually I'll have to address that but for now I'm satisfied

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post #13 of 14 Old 03-07-2016, 10:14 AM
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I set my doors and then measures from the windshield to back of the tub 67.5" and everything seemed to line up. The brackets were a 1/2 inch out from fitting so I just made some new holes and remounted them and everything works fine. Top went on nicely, doors seal and I'm one step closer to having her on the road. Part of the issue is the hinges weren't mounted right by the PO so eventually I'll have to address that but for now I'm satisfied
Really tough to not mount the windshield hinges correctly but easy to bend them and then the windshield will not sit correctly. Or did he not use counter sunk bolts?

But if you have the door angle right and the measurement correct. A good hinge will fix everything else.
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-07-2016, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Really tough to not mount the windshield hinges correctly but easy to bend them and then the windshield will not sit correctly. Or did he not use counter sunk bolts? But if you have the door angle right and the measurement correct. A good hinge will fix everything else.
The bottoms were mounted correctly but the tops were mounted wrong. They installed a plate for the bolts to thread to inside the frame but everything was installed with the windshield leaned all the way back against the dash pad. To fix it properly will be more work than its worth right now. Once I get it on the road and make sure I don't have any surprises with the drivetrain I'll come back to it. But for now it works.
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