RichBad

1927/28 Tourer windshield / windscreen

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I started on my windscreen today as I needed to replace the glass.  Thanks to Bob’s instructions I was able to get it apart however, the frame is in pretty poor shape with a lot of rust.  I think the screen was holding the frame together.

 

It may be repairable but before I start I thought I’d see if it’s a standard extrusion for the frame.  Perhaps it’s unique to the Australian manufactured bodies.  Some pics below:

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Thanks Bob, it’s 1050mm (top edge).  Bottoms pretty rooted too - they look like a great moisture trap for rust!

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Hi Richard, My windscreen glass frame on my 28 D.B. Senior was mostly rotted out. A company from , I think, somewhere in Pensylvania made a new one for me. Making windscreen frames is their business. They will chrome it for you if desired. I may have the address somewhere in my laptop. I have to look for it.

A good used one is fine and a first choice  

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Thanks. I’m in Australia which doesn’t help too much, but would be useful to know as they may be able to ship.  I read somewhere that the ford used the same material and profile just a different shape but not sure if that’s right.  They do seem to rot for fun!

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Just pondering how it was made. It looks a lot like a flat piece of steel could have been dragged through a hole, or several holes, to get the shape. This is how exhaust tube is made - then machine welded.

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Ric

Google a company called "New ERA Services" in Australia, they produce material for making a new windscreen, in brass, might be of  use to you

Kevin

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Hey Kevin, you might need to be more specific about New ERA services. There is a software company, an electrical fitting company, a hat company...

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Most of the way there thanks to a bit of help from Matt.  Got another screen frame that was a bit better but unfortunately a different shape.  Bit of help from Matt got the bottom rail adjusted to correct profile and cut uprights from my old frame.  Top rail needed a section replaced (due to damage but also to add a bit of extra length).

 

The top rail in both pics is the original one - looks ok from the side but rotten inside and had no strength.

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Also had to make up the pivot friction rings - didn’t have a pattern but think this is what they should look like?

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You’ve done really well to weld that old windscreen frame together. It can be tricky welding rusty steel. 

The spacer clamps came out great. Well done. 

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Thanks! Not up to your standard though!  There are a few patches that I’ll just have to fill as the metal(rust) was disappearing faster than I could add it!

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Anyone have some pictures/photos of how the roof attached to the top of the screen support pillars?  There's a small threaded section at the top of the pillar and did have a bracket attached to them but I couldn't figure out what is supposed to go there and how toe top connects to it.

 

Thanks!

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