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How to identify windshield

Post by paddy1998 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:03 am

I have a crack in to upper windshield of my 1920-25ish Touring and apparently windshields of different years are . . . different. Maybe.

I don't specifically know what year my body and frame are. My engine is a 1926, the wheels are 26-27 wires, the body is NOT an improved, and my lower rear door hinges are longer than the others.

MAC's lists several windshields both for 1915-1927 and also for specifically 1923-1925. What characteristics of the windshield frame will give clues to the year of manufacture?

Thanks for the education.

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Re: How to identify windshield

Post by kmatt » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:12 am

The pictures of your car show a 1923-1925 type windshield.

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Re: How to identify windshield

Post by wayne sheldon » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:55 am

I can't be certain, but it looks like a low radiator/hood/cowl, so likely mostly a '23 slant windshield, which should be the same as '24 and '25 for the windshield. I was bothered a bit by the top, it appears a bit too tall. I have seen a car with a '24 slant TT windshield on it. It looked similar. But I zoomed in on your photo, and it appears to be a standard car windshield. The TT slant windshield looks very similar to the car windshield, only slightly taller, and can fit on the car body. It is fairly common to see '24 and later TT C-cabs with car windshields on them. Although not correct, they fit and work okay, except for the spacing between the windshield and the cab roof. The TT windshields are somewhat rare, but I have seen a couple of them put onto T cars so that a taller person could feel more comfortable with more headroom. Frankly, I never really saw a need for that (I am only six foot even myself, but do like to wear vintage and sometimes tall hats in my cars). Regardless, it looks to me to be a standard '23 style car windshield.

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Re: How to identify windshield

Post by Allan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:09 am

Scott, you may find your local glass shop is cheaper than Mac's, and there would be no shipping charges. They can also fit it for you, so no risk of breakage on your shoulders. They can cut the glass to suit.

Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.

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Re: How to identify windshield

Post by Mark Nunn » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:23 am

Check your glass dimensions and compare to this drawing if you are unsure of what you have.
windshield pg3.png

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Re: How to identify windshield

Post by Humblej » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:51 am

Scott, I agree with Allen. If new glass is what you are asking about, go to a glass shop and have them remove the old glass, they can use the old glass as a template, cut, and install new automotive safety glass for you. Modern automotive safety glass is laminated, do not use household plate glass.

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