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Old 02-26-2019, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default 1939 Ford windshield frame

I bought a w/s frame that was already apart. I am making the inserts that hold the top and bottom together. I was told that the inserts are not straight. It looks like straight works. Do they have a bend or are they straight?

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Old 02-26-2019, 09:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1939 Ford windshield frame

If you mean the 2 square pieces at he sides - straight.
Well it looks straight to me.

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If you mean the 2 square pieces at he sides - straight.
Yes they are inside the frame 5/16" square and about 3.5 inches long. 4 screws in each that hold the frame together where it splits to put the glass in.

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Old 02-27-2019, 12:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1939 Ford windshield frame

I have pair of bars sitting here and they have a slight side-to-side bend to them. I salvaged them out of a junk '37 or so windshield for a future repair to a chrome frame someone went overboard drilling out stuck screws.
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I have pair of bars sitting here and they have a slight side-to-side bend to them. I salvaged them out of a junk '37 or so windshield for a future repair to a chrome frame someone went overboard drilling out stuck screws.
Well thanks. It can't be much of a bend it does go together with them straight. I lined the top and bottom. I think I figured the bend.

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Old 02-27-2019, 07:26 PM   #6
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If it fits together and fits the windshield opening then it's good to go.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1939 Ford windshield frame

If I remember correctly, the '37 and '38 closed cars and pickups, where the
upper and lower windshield frames connected at about the middle of frame.


In about July '38, Ford changed the connecting point of the upper and lower
w/s frame to connect closer to the bottom, about 2/3's the way down
from the top of the w/s frame, and carried that thru 1939.


Maybe (I don't know for sure), one style used straight, and one style used
slightly curved insert connectors ???








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Old 02-28-2019, 10:15 AM   #8
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HELLO....I hope this helps someone somehow.
I have a '36 Ford pickup and after trying different things "forever" to separate the top and bottom halves of the windshield frame, I decided to "split" it. I removed the two seam clips and then measured center to center on the windshield screws. I then split on the water jet. Then turned the two windshield frame pieces upside and placed into vice on mill. I plunged down with an end mill to remove the old rusted/stuck inserts without destroying the windshield frame pieces. I fabricated new stainless steel inserts and #10-32NF tapped the holes.


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