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Old 01-11-2018, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default 1939 Truck Windshield frame Painted ??

Were some of the 1939 truck windshield frames painted from the factory?? I see pictures on the web of trucks that have painted windshield frames.

I have a chrome one that has some pitting and need to either re-chrome or paint it. Any suggestions for a chrome shop and what I should expect to pay to have it done?
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:23 AM   #2
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The basic truck was painted but there was a Deluxe option that would have had a chrome windshield frame. Cost of re-chroming depends on how much work is required to fill in the pitted frame.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:29 AM   #3
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I think the majority were painted at the factory. The dealer demonstrator models had chrome frames. Can't locate my Wagner book right now. That would show a lot of new '39 trucks.
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I had the windshield in my 1939 Standard, replated about 5 years ago. The shop is located in Richmond Va. I think I paid $225. They are an average shop, that I feel, is very reasonable. They do not like to do much repair work. If you pick out a really good shop, the price will be much higher
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Please tell us about the Wagner book
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:00 AM   #6
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Ford Trucks since 1905, by James Wagner. The Ford truck bible, hands down. Maybe out of print but amazon has them. I wore the cover off mine since 1993 or so.
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I had the windshield in my 1939 Standard, replated about 5 years ago. The shop is located in Richmond Va. I think I paid $225. They are an average shop, that I feel, is very reasonable. They do not like to do much repair work. If you pick out a really good shop, the price will be much higher
This brings up another thing. The chrome car windshields will fit trucks so some of them have been swapped into trucks.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: 1939 Truck Windshield frame Painted ??

Dan good luck with you windshield project. On my truck I had the frame powder coated black. The windshield gasket I pre-fit/checked before applying the coating and it was a real pain either way.

Fitting the glass/gasket and installing the assembly into the vehicle is a two and sometimes three person job, you got your work cut out for you buddy
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies about the Windshield Frame being painted or not. I have decide to have it painted the same color as the cab.
Thanks again, Dan
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