Friday, April 28, 2017

Windshield gaskets

The windshields on this truck are in pretty sad shape, but the previous owner did his best to save them.  The new gasket had to fit in a small channel between the stainless frame and the steel part of the frame.  There was a bit of grinding I had to do on the bronze repairs to get the gasket to fit in the channel though.  (The tape on the stainless is to protect it from the grinder)

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You can see from this end shot how close the tolerances are for the gasket to fit in the channel.  I ended up setting the lower edge in the channel and then pushing the top edge in with a regular (blunt) screwdriver.
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And, now, we have one finished windshield frame.  Time to pull out the second one.  I am hoping it doesn't need as much grinding as the first, because the gasket alone is a chore!

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