So I have been driving around in the '23 as often as I can. I noticed that it gets pretty hot in the interior of the runabout from engine heat. Was wondering how to prevent the hot air from coming up from the engine area ... when I realized that opening the top half of the slant windshield a little might direct the cooler air down towards my feet. Bingo !
Amazing isn't it. I got mine working after several years, had to some welding done to fix. love it. Missing it for years.
If you flip your windshield forward, so it is horizontal... the A&W trays will hang on the lower glass over the cowl, and the medium glass mugs JUST fit through the opening.
I know this.... :-)
My 23 only folds outward and not in. What was factory?
Hmm... I don't know. On mine, the only thing keeping it from going back would be the glad, but the top glass is about 1/4" short of hitting, so swings in, also. Make for a nasty glare, sometimes on the top pane, though, if tipped inward.
Allen to my knowledge a '23 windshield should not fold outward. They stopped that in '14.
On my '24 Touring, the upper half of the windshield will fold forward or back. What limits its travel is the horizontal h-shaped piece of rubber between the glass. I have my rubber strip positioned so the bottom edge can of the upper glass can tip forward only.
The bottom of the top half of my T's windshield only tilts out, but it is not typical of factory bodies.
Sorry the picture was right side up when I did the preview.
Fred, For a second I thought you were in Australia.
Not mine but this is what I mean by tilting outwards. Mine does not tilt inwards.
Mine will. I just flipped it forward and all the way over.
If you have a center rear-view mirror, don't forget to re-adjust it if you decide to tilt your windshield!
The upper windshield on the 24 here doesn't like to but does tilt inward a bit.
Forward or out? No problem. Lots of fresh air.
So I go out in this oppressive heat today to take a look.
Aha. The mounts/swivels on this windshield are twisted a bit on each side.
If I may post these.
Driver's side. Twisted toward the rear.
Passenger's side. Hard to see but twisted a bit forward.
Duey, that is a truly impressive lichen patina on that T.
Ya just had to see it didn't ya Ignacio. :-) ;-)
How does Shirley's windshield behave? NOT being a smart Aleck but I'm inquisitive. :-)
I do the same as Steve, and flip mine all the way over to direct air at my feet on hot days.