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Old 04-14-2019, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default 1932 or 1933(?) Roadster / Phaeton original Windwings

Any opinions on whether these are original 1932 Roadster/Phaeton windwings? They are approximately 13" x 6.25". The Safety Glass "bug" reads "9-Ford-32". Maybe they are 1933? Thanks for any help...
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1932 Roadster / Phaeton original Windwings

The shape of the glass is different from the original as shown in the photo below. Marking glass with the so-called 'bug',which was evidently done in this case is easy with the kits available from thirdgenautomotive.com
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1932 Roadster / Phaeton original Windwings

...David, were wind wings available for the closed cars in 32? If they were, they would probally be a different shape than the open car wings. The glass and the Ford bug looks old and original on the ones Randy has.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1932 Roadster / Phaeton original Windwings

They were available late in the model year, but once again, the shapes for the different closed cars, while different from the phaeton/roadster version, are markedly different than those in Randy's photos.


As for the trademark, it has the fuzziness typical of a recent kit marking. Compare it to that on the original phaeton/roadster wind wing.
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Default Re: 1932 Roadster / Phaeton original Windwings

Since these are dated 9/32, could they be 1933?
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Old 05-11-2019, 04:00 PM   #6
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They're not the shape of the original '33-'34 wind wings, either as their corners are much too rounded. Job #1 for the '33 models in the U.S. was in January, 1933 and a four-month lead time would not be required for producing shaped flat glass.


Lastly, the logo is in the wrong place for a wind wing. It was placed where shown in my photos for a purpose, namely to serve as a guide of where to attach the lower clamp when the glass was attached to the windshield post.
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Thanks, David!
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:52 PM   #9
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Default Re: 1932 Roadster / Phaeton original Windwings

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Marking glass with the so-called 'bug',which was evidently done in this case is easy with the kits available from thirdgenautomotive.com
My comment is to help others reading, but I recognize it's taking a bit of left turn.

That is one fuzzy application job for the glass etching. It can be done with a much better result using the kit that Roy and now Michael offer. Someone didn't try very hard to do a quality job is what I'm trying to say.
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