1927 Roadster Windshield Advice

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1927 Roadster Windshield Advice

Post by ArthurB » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:07 pm

I've been trying unsuccessfully to find a windshield frame for my 1927 Roadster. I posted a WTB on the forum but no luck. So... do any of you have experience with reproduction frames, like the ones Speedway Motors sells? Is there anything I need to watch out for, or is it a pretty vanilla reproduction part? Is cutting glass for this frame something any local glass shop can do? (Remember the 1927 windshield is curved on the bottom) Thanks.

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Re: 1927 Roadster Windshield Advice

Post by Scott_Conger » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:17 pm

I like Speedway Motors and have bought some great tools from them. That said, based on the comments for their windshield frame, I'd be inclined to stick with a supplier that specializes in T parts. Lang's is a good choice: https://www.modeltford.com/item/78205.aspx
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Re: 1927 Roadster Windshield Advice

Post by svibert » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:44 pm

I had a repro frame in my roadster and it was a nice product I think I got it from langs and then powder coated it gloss black. the one at speedway I believe is 2 inches shorter than the originals

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Re: 1927 Roadster Windshield Advice

Post by Original Smith » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:59 am

Do you need both halves?

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Re: 1927 Roadster Windshield Advice

Post by Norman Kling » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:18 pm

I bought two windshields at swap meets which didn't fit. One is Chevrolet as I found out later, the other was cut down to fit a speedster.
I had the stanchions but not the frames. I bought reproduction frames from Chaffin's Garage in Corona Ca and they fit perfectly.

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