Hello again, I was wondering what type of glue that I can use to hold the new windshield rubber pieces in on a '26 touring car, I have tried a couple of different types of silicone sealers, but they seem to keep coming loose, especially the small side ones?
Those rubber pieces are 'T' shaped and fit tight into the grooves of the windshield frames. Maybe yours need cleaning out. So tight that I have to resort to wiping some silicone grease on the rubber strips to pull them into place.
If you need to secure the rubber, like the 'H' rubber that fits on the glass gap between the two pieces, then the best is Permatex Weather Strip Adhesive. That stuff sticks
Thank's, I remember having a hard time stuffing those side ones in but for some reason they seam to pop back out, I'll try cleaning out the groove and see if that works, i the meantime I think I have some of that weather strip adhesive left over in the garage, I'll give it a try, thank's again.
I see in Dan's photo that his top windshield opens inward. Not knowing which way to put mine, I put the rubber on so that I have to open it outward. This way rain runs down the window and over the top of the rubber and stays outside. Which way is correct? I'll try the weather strip adhesive as my H rubber wants to come off if I open the window for long. I also have a hard time keeping the side pieces in and have to push them back in at times.
Yep, my upper frame pivots in.....but.. I live in FL and the heat from the pedals is cooled better with the upper tilted in, so the air is blown down into the compartment.
The lower frame is set to tilt out, and the upper frame was set at the factory for the Improved Cars to tilt out too. As you posted, helps let the rain drip down and out.
I can't find it, but there's an original Ford factory photo posed in Dearborn. The top on a '26 Runabout is down and both panes are tilted into the car.
This is a good question because I am never sure which way to position them and I think that is why the rubbers keep getting screwed up! I put these new rubbers in last year because the old ones were stiff and kept coming out in places, and the new ones seem to do the same thing even though I have used a couple of different silicone based sealants!
Here is one, shows the windshield frames tilted in.
But don't know how easy that is to do with the lower frame, as the thick cowl rubber piece is curved with the flap resting on the cowl, pulling it past the dashboard can be done. But pushing it back over the dash is difficult
But sure is the way to get lots of cooling air on your feet!
I bought new windshield rubber years ago and never could figure out how to install the side pieces in the stanchions. They are quite different from the rubber in Dan's pictures where there is a wide area where the frame would contact it.
Now I have repo stanchions. Does the side rubber fit OK in these? If so, I would like to have everything complete since it does rain from time to time!
Have a set of the repro stanchions, but never used them, and the channel opening for the rubber seems that it should work. But you never know of dimensions of the repro rubber and repro stanchions.
On my Ford stanchions, the rubber fits the channel well, but you have to trim the rubber edges to prevent moving of the frames displacing the rubber from its channel.