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Old 07-02-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default adjusting windshield in 30 coupe

I hope someone can help with this issue My 30 coupe windshield will not shut completely. I have not removed the headliner but cannot see where there is any adjustment up or down. I am able to move it a little bit from right to left but that is all. It does not hit the gas tank but is very close to it. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:04 PM   #2
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I have a 1930 coupe and found the reproduction rubber gasket sold to line the edge of the windshield made it very difficult to close, I had to really lean on those two slide arms to get it shut. There is no adjustment for up and down with the hinge which is screwed into the header above the windshield. If it clears the gas tank with the cap on that is really all to expect there. Where is it binding when you try to close it?
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: adjusting windshield in 30 coupe

Thanks for your reply. The windshield just barely clears the gas cap. I cannot see where it is bindind but I am afraid to put more pressure on it for fear of breaking the windshield. I thought maybe there was a slight up/down adjustment underneath the headliner. I will do some more looking and maybe I can figure something out. Could the top be bowed down a bit? It does not look like it but I only need maybe 1/16th .
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:05 PM   #4
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It could be the rubber seal between the hinge and header, some of the replacement seals are not formed correctly and will cause the condition you describe. Also chaeck that the screws holding the hinge are tight.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:15 PM   #5
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Double check all the screws that hold the windshield to the wooden header . Sometimes the wood header is rotted and the screws will let the windshield frame set to low . Norm
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