Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: Got my torx degree!
Before you install the new frame slosh some good thick gooey paint around on the inside. Make the sucker drip! This will help retard rust for the next frame.... unless you go fiberglass, of course. I'd use a new windshield glass seal as well as a new cowl seal if the old ones were on the frame for any longer than a year or so. Then you know what you've got. Make sure you seal up the cowl seal and all sides of the windshiel seal wtih some good ol' RTV, permatex or it's equivlant.
Oh yeah, paint the frame before you put on all the extra stuff and be sure to use Lots and lots of anti-sieze compound on all the bolts you put back in the hinges. Lube the heck out of your widshield wiper arms, bearing surfaces, pivots and pivot bearings.
If the frame is aftermarket you may want to strenghten the windshield pivot area now while welding, drilling, etc. are still an option. Also the aftermarket frames often need to have the glass ground down, or the windshield opening enlarged before you can install the windshiled. Measure this carefully so you don't end up destorying a windshield.