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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