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Old 07-21-2008, 01:52 AM
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Default 31 chevy/ford windsheild

alright im working on a 31 chevy 5w coupe. now i always wanted a flip out windsheild and my car didnt come with a windsheild frame. do you think its worth buying a model A ford windsheild and windsheild frame and mock mine up to fit? just a thought.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:57 AM
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I just bought one that came from schnieders, at first I thought it was pretty poor quality, the guy that sold it to me even said I won't like it. I screwed around filing the hinge a bit and lightly pulling some of the lip out to make it work smoothly now I'm glad I bought it. To chop it you just unbolt the top and cut it with a hacksaw then drill two more holes per side, no aluminum welding. Oh yea mines a '31.

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Whoops sorry it's 5am I didn't see the Chevy part. I saw a post on the Hamb where a guy built one out of some angle iron and some strapping.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:41 AM
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I'm not exactly sure how close the winshield opening on a 31 Chevy is to the Model A. But if it is close enough to make it work without totally restructuring it, then I would say yes it's worth getting the Ford windshield frame.

I don't know if it would be helpful to your situation or not, but I installed a swing out windshield in my 32 coupe. I did a post on here showing the brackets I built to make it work.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:20 AM
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Compare the width overall.
No idea how close they are.

Go from there.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:21 AM
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sounds good guys ill take some measurments and get back to everyone about it.
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:38 AM
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Did you ever figure out if an "A" frame would work or not? I'm in the same boat.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:18 PM
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He was last on 12-11- 2013, so I doubt he'll answer ya.....
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:13 PM
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Well it's a good thing that next month I'm going to a show where I know for sure a guy has done it and I can get a good look at how he did it.
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:50 PM
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You can probably make your own windshield frame in less time than to do the research on different sizes, finding one, and then do the cutting and rewelding to fit...
If you care to, there was a pretty complete showing on how I did mine in my build thread. I can even give you the right links for a glass gasket that works like a champ.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:55 PM
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My 33 chevy has a very different, rounded A pillar. It's nothing like the Ford Model A.

The 31 Chevy, though, is much closer in shape to the 31 Ford. It definitely looks doable.
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