Wednesday, October 4, 2017

windshield hinges

I have been working diligently on the windshields.  Well, one of them anyhow.  The passenger side windshield I had installed the new rubber seal a while back, but was waiting to install the windshield on the truck until we had paint around the openings.  Figuring out how those darn hinges went was a puzzle.  I had no previous pics, had completely disassembled them to paint them, and it was all a guessing game in the beginning.  I finally came up with this:


I sent the picture to a couple of my ebay Diamond T customers and I got it RIGHT!  Woohoo!  Getting those top hinge bolts secured was a complete PIA!  Now, I have to finish the driver side (needs the new rubber seal installed first).  Not looking forward to it!!!

I also got the window garnish molding, the door panel, and the door pull (custom ordered from Etsy) installed on the drivers door.  I would love some sort of detail added to the door panel at some point.



I have gotten a few new goodies for the interior lately - a new dome light.  I fabricated up a mount and Brian installed/wired it in.  And, it works with a twist of the headlight switch!  I didn't want the same oval one everybody uses in their hot rods, so I went with a round marine light (LED so hopefully will never burn out!)


We also got a new GPS speedometer.  Now, to figure out where to mount the antenna.....