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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Richard what is the length of the top bar , may have a usable one bob

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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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Will hace a look soon and see what is there bob

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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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Thanks, may be able to do something with that if I cant sort anything else. 

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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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Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.  Mine was rusted like that but I was lucky enough to get a decent pair (upper & lower) from Myers.

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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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Lots of filling, sanding, priming, sanding and painting and the screens done - came up really nice.

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New glass fitted

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Excellent Job Rich looks really nice. It’s very rewarding taking it from what it was to seeing that now. 

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9 hours ago, Ron Lawson said:

Rich How did you reshape the bottom and the sides to suit your requirements?

For the bottom Matt helped me out, we tried some rollers but that wasn’t enough so just used a press and a couple of blocks.  Gradually worked allong the profile bit by bit until we got the shape.  Can’t go too much though due to the cross section shape.  The two sides needed too much and probably would have buckled but the ones on my original screen were not to bad so cut them off and welded them to the new bottom.  Had to add ~1/8” to both of them but that was quite easy - cut off 1” and then replaced with 1 1/8” off the other one.

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2 hours ago, keiser31 said:

That frame looks BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks!  I wanted to do it in chrome but I think it would have been close to impossible to repair it to a standard that could be plated.  Not sure what they were originally but the black comes up really nice on the glass.

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