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Old 07-13-2018, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default 34 roadster windshield flapping

The windshield on my 34 roadster flaps and will not stay in a normal shut
position or open. I have tightened the wing nut at the top until I am afraid
I will strip something, but no luck. Do you think I am missing a special
washer or something else at the top ? ,or is this just a result of repo [?]
parts not doing the job correctly ?
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: 34 roadster windshield flapping

Might check to see is cups are seating properly in the stanchions. The repro stachions I had originally had to remachined to fit properly. Also, do you have the rubber gasket along bottom edge?
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: 34 roadster windshield flapping

Originally there was a spring steel 'wave' washer used with the wing nut.

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Old 07-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: 34 roadster windshield flapping

I ran into this when assembling my 32 last year. I ended up buying metric spring washers and drilling them out. There are other options too included in the thread.


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...=spring+washer


and what I did within this same thread:


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showp...2&postcount=13


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Old 07-14-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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Default Re: 34 roadster windshield flapping

A&L Parts Specialties in Canton, CT has excellent reproductions of the washers (they were used on Model As as well) and perhaps Roy Nacewicz does as well (fordbolts.com).
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:01 PM   #6
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Default Re: 34 roadster windshield flapping

Davidís contacts would be a much better solution Dodger.

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Old 07-15-2018, 08:39 AM   #7
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Default Re: 34 roadster windshield flapping

Thanks for the info on the spring washer, as mine has just a plain thin flat one
installed. Hopefully that will solve the problem, but I also think that the
combination of original re-chromed stanchions and repo windshield parts
might be a cause of the looseness. Any thoughts about those parts ?
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:48 AM   #8
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Default Re: 34 roadster windshield flapping

As long as you can get tight, flat contact between the nuts and stanchions, you will be fine.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:13 AM   #9
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Default Re: 34 roadster windshield flapping

dodgeo,


One other possibility given that you are using reproduction windshield components might be the cones that seat in the windshield posts. Some of our fellow hobbyists have encountered oversize/undersize issues with the reproduction cones.
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