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My Build: My windshield frame painted

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

Here’s some before, during and after shots of my CJ-3A windshield rebuild.  Special thanks to John for the vent bracket.  Mine broke off and John created a new one for me.  It works beautifully.  I was able to de-paint and can reuse the windshield gasket, so now all I need is the glass and the cowl rubber and it’s completed.  Necessary repairs included welding up 8 holes and welding the crack in the frame.  Next, finishing the brakes.

BEFORE PAINT REMOVAL:

windshield_front

driver_side_crack

windshield_back

ventilation_flap

PAINT PARTIALLY REMOVED – ONLY ONE PIC (I SEEM TO HAVE DELETED OTHER PICS OF THE WINDSHIELD FRAME WITH THE PAINT REMOVED; THE PAINT WAS NEARLY COMPLETELY REMOVED –NOT FUN):

partially_sanded

AFTER PAINTING WITH A BLACK MATTE PAINT DESIGNED FOR TRACTORS AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT:

windshield_painted

windshield_painted2

windshield_vent

 

4 Comments on “My Build: My windshield frame painted

  1. jamesholden

    sorry i haven’t been in touch, work, finishing the project. just happy to be done and found a couple new more family projects( commando, 8 , 6) anyway. Found a few time savers in my build. never think for a minute that stripping paint saves money. Amaze yourself by calling a reputable powdercoater in your area. 1000’s of colors to match anything including polished aluminum powdercoat (yep). Anyway they can media blast anything and in my area windshield frame cost $75 (strip/powder to match) and ready to bolt on in 4 hours from drop off. looks nice though. I’ll update soon on the wiring and getting rid of my 49

    have a good one

  2. John Waddle

    Great job Dave, only one thing, if you had drilled a hole thru the flats on the bracket you could have welded it to windshield. Would have made a little cleaner job. But hay! it’s your jeep ., it’s better than what you had. Need anything else? Let me know always willing to help out a fellow jeeper.

  3. deilers

    John: The best answer would be to have a wire feed welder or get my TIG working so that I can weld better on finer projects. Until then, I just have to make do (and it is way better than what I had). Thanks again for the bracket!

    James: Now you tell me 🙂 … Actually, it didn’t really matter, as I think a little of the “I’m going to do this myself” kicked in. Congrats on the new family projects — you can never have too many, right?

    – Dave

  4. Mitch

    My dad’s M38 winshield frame cracked in the same place… My guess was that water got inside the tube and froze in it…. make sure you have drain holes.

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