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#1419884 Sun Aug 08 2021 08:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 369
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'Bolter
Finished my ,37 with new glass and frame on windshield but have a lot of air coming in on bottom corners near the sides. Any extra seal material that can be installed or am I missing something. Cab is straight and not rusted and the crank works great. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks..Bill


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'Bolter
Bill,
I came across some factory information about crank out windshields that is important to every owner. May or may not be relevant regarding your problem but important to keep in mind. There should be two rubber bumpers screwed into the cab just outboard of the crank tongue. You need the frame to contact the bumpers before the corners of the frame contact the cab. The reason is, if the window frame contacts the corners first, the crank mechanism has enough leverage to bend the frame and crack the glass. Contacting the bumpers first does not allow enough bending of the frame to crack glass.

Now to your issue, are your rubber bumpers there? If not, placing them will make the corners even more open. That might require removing the windshield and bending it to conform more closely with the cab opening. Of course, that would risk cracking the glass. I have the same issue with my '42 and I partially solved the problem by using soft foam strips that are adhesive backed designed for house windows. These are applied only in the corner areas and help but are not an elegant solution. I am interested in any solutions suggested by others.
Kent


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'Bolter
Kent, thanks for the reply. Yes I have the 2 bumpers installed. I will try the soft foam strips you talked about. Will post the outcome . Thanks again..Bill


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Yeah, been dealing with same problem and went thru a couple frames. I gave up as it sits on garage. I keep couple rags handy for rain while on a trip......mine is chrome and like the originals, rust in the corners. I'm to old to care now after 27 years!!!!!


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