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Alpine windscreen trim - Install - any advice on order of assembly

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by DenJr67, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. DenJr67

    DenJr67 Donation Time

    I am assembling our 1967 Alpine , I restored all of the stainless windscreen trim that was dented and scratched up

    I looking for some helpful advice on installing the trim ...

    I did install the windscreen glass into the restored windscreen frame and I had to mount it to the car at the time to transport the vehicle

    I am thinking though it may be necessary to loosen the windscreen frame from the body ?

    Is there any tricks to get the side panels on and into the groove at the top of the windscreen frame ?

    soapy water and fresh fingers ?

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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016
  2. P. Scofield

    P. Scofield Bronze Level Sponsor

    Probubly not nessessary to loosen the frame. The top piece will go back on with little love and a rubber mallet. The bottom piece is held in by the rubber and the side pieces. The side pieces are pop riveted on, with the pillar and frame weather strip screwed on over that. The only thing you need to worry about is identifying what holes had screws and what had rivets.
  3. P. Scofield

    P. Scofield Bronze Level Sponsor

    As a follow up, (and maybe someone can confirm) I believe the first side piece that makes up the trim has two pop rivets, followed by the rain gutter piece that has another 2 or 3 rivets.

    You can locate those first rivet holes by lining up the two pieces off of the car, then flip it over and identify the holes that don't go though the top piece. It will be two or three. These are your first layer rivet holes. Confirm by placing on the frame and you should see that they line up with holes on the frame.

    Hope that all makes sense.
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    A great item for adjustment to the wind screen....

    Just in case you are not aware of an item of great benefit, Here is an item I utilize for my cars when doing a wind screen repair/replacement.

    Found on Page 20 Sunbeam Specialties Catalog

  5. Bikesandfires

    Bikesandfires Donation Time

    X 10 on DanR suggestion about adjuster nuts instead of shims!!
  6. DenJr67

    DenJr67 Donation Time

    Thank you

    Thanks for the replies

    and the detailed explanation mr. P. Scofield , + Dan and Bikes , I do have those adjusters also ;)
  7. DenJr67

    DenJr67 Donation Time

    I am having trouble with the windscreen gasket , the outer lip does not want to cover much over the bottom edge of the stainless trim , like it's too short. Any ideas ?

    I am blaming the rubber at this point , It came with the windscreen and it is a V.B. sourced glass/rubber

    I have pushed from the inside and pulled from the outside on the rubber ( i did not use any glue or silicon sealer ) and still am coming up where either it barely covers the edge or just meets up to it.

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  8. Bikesandfires

    Bikesandfires Donation Time

    I initially had the same problem... using that same brand of gasket... The pushing from the inside is what finally did the trick, but my glass was freshly installed and it seemed like it moved fairly easily. Maybe yours has been in the frame long enough that whatever you used for slickum when you put the glass in the frame has dried out and won't give up it's grip.
  9. chryslerwagon

    chryslerwagon Silver Level Sponsor

    My windshield is already installed. Do I have to take it off to use these adjusters/ nuts
  10. mikephillips

    mikephillips Donation Time

    Yep. They're basically tube nuts and have a small lip on the top. The lip then pushes against the body to raise the ends of the windshield frame. So in order to get them on the outer studs, has to come off.

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