I have a 1930 Model A Coupe to which I'm trying to fit an aluminum windshield frame. If anyone has dealt with one of these maybe you can help me...I can't seem to get the windshield frame mounted close enough to have a tight seal. Is there normally a small gap between the windshield post on the body and the windshield frame seal? If so, how much is acceptable? I have the hinge flush with the body now.
I know this is a Model T site and I've received much helpful advice on my "T"s here and I know many of you have "A"s too. Thanks
Robert you might ask over at Fordbarn.com.
The problem is with the frame. The aluminum closed car windshield frames are not made right and just don't fit nearly as well as an original. I would look for an original or buy one of the new, correctly made stamped steel windshield frames. They cost a lot more than the aluminum versions but are worth it. Good original 30-31 closed car windshield frames do come up for sale. As you are probably aware, they are made of thin metal and very prone to rust, so make sure you get a good one.
Hi: I used an aluminumn frame on my 29 model A pickup. I got it from Speedway Motors and it fit very well. There will be a gap at frame to post area. It uses a rubber seal there. Does your frame have a seal around the edges.? Also make sure you have the correct hinge for your model. The hinge is the main thing that is different between the different years and body styles, other than wiper motor mounting hole placement. There is some difference between the briggs and murrey 4 doors but that should not affect your coupe. But like model Ts there is always the exception to the rule. good luck
Paul,I felt like there was a difference between the fit of the aluminum and steel frame but never could get a clear answer on that.
Donnie, there is a seal there and when you say gap, is that with the seal installed? I have about a 3/16" gap between the seal and body, down both sides. I did go back to my original steel hinge that does better. Thanks so much! Now I have a better idea of what I'm dealing with.