I am getting prepared to repaint my 1927 tudor and need to know how to remove the windshield. I can see the hinge, but am not sure what to do.
Also, any recommendations on window gasket materials (for lack of a better term) including the side windows? Thanks.
Feel around in the channel to which the windshield hinge is secured........which makes wrenching the nuts real easy.......NOT!
You will find there are square nuts hidden in that channel with the corresponding screws nestled in the hinge on the underside.
By the skin of my teeth and a LOT of perseverance I got them all out.
I wouldn't have gotten them out without using an impact screwdriver.......the nuts were that tight.
I soaked them all with penetrating oil in advance of trying to loosen them.
You will need to remove the windshield brackets so you can open the window WAY forward.
HINT......keep track of which side the brackets come from and in what order or THAT will turn into another ceremony.
Don't ask how I know.......
I forgot to mention I managed to attach a 4" Vice Grip pliers to the nuts to stabilize them while using the impact screwdriver.
all depends on which windshield and header u have, craig mentioned one, the other where u have the steel header that runs across the top of the windshield that hides the bolts and the nuts are welded in the channel, so u can only use a screwdriver from the bottom, u also need to take out the side garnish out or u will bend the top hinge ends, of course u also have the piano style hinge, that's different than the windshield that can slide out sideways , which makes the top hinge removal a "little" easier
What color are you painting it Jim?
If anybody here would know it would be Mike. Mike, did not see you at Chickasha, hope all is ok. Dan
If your 26-27 has the interlocking type hinge as opposed to the piano type hinge, the windshield frame can be separated by just sliding the frame and interlocking hinge, to the right or left, in the full open position and reinstalled the same way. It takes at least two to do it,
Thanks for all of the advice. to answer your question, John, it will be painted royal maroon. there still is a lot of bodywork Yes to do as the car has a lot of cancer that was hidden by bondo.