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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 09:02 PM
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Windshield Fold Down

ok, when i get the windshield fold down kit (prob homemade) how can keep the Windshield from Floppin around? trying to think of ways, but just dont know. any info Great appreciated [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Windshield Fold Down

if you get the kit it comes with a few pieces that hold the sheild down. if you see them screws on the top of your windsheild. they unbolt and some little "legs go there, and that little rubber thing comes out and a little hoop goes there then they have you bolt another loop to you hood and a strap them together.

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I know on the sj410 you use a strap to hold it to the hood,and the clasps on the side to lock it back in place when you put it up.you can actually use velcro strapping,or some type of locking hasp system?Hope this is a little helpful.If you can find an 84sj in the junk yard alot of them cam stock with the folding window kit!Good luck....

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Re: Windshield Fold Down

Hey Goot,

as you know from talkin to me, i am a (pardon my french) cheap basterd, wait, thats not correct, i am a THIRFTY bastard. ha,ha,ha i made my own windsheild hinges, use a rubber bungee cord to hold it down. i keep a old couch cushion in the zuk in the summer to put under the windsheild so it dont scratch n dent my hood.
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thx all, bet that couch cusion looks nice up there hehe. u have helped a bunch [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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it really does look good man. works great too on wore out seats.
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Re: Windshield Fold Down

Hey Lewis check your e-mail and ICQ damit.
WEre a bunch of thrifty bastards, hehe, when are you going to send me thoes stock brackets? :-)
Goot, last night i didnt have time to explain how stock fold down windsheilds are rested against the hood.. Well if you look at the top of your windsheild frame youll notice 2 screws on the left and the right sides. When a zuk comes stock with it, there is this little metal thing, a few inches long with a rubber bushing thing on the end. Theres one on each side and they rest against the hood. Now if you open your hood, in the middle about, there are 2 little circles, these are for the little bracket which bolts into the hood, a little loop thing.. I donno how the hood is held down stock.
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Re: Windshield Fold Down

Windshield is held down by a footman loop on the hood (where Anton said it goes) and by a footman loop on the top center of the windshield. The mounting holes for the windshield loop are under that rubber thingy.

When folded down, you can use the OEM hold down strap. It looks like a cat collar. A better solution? go to a guitar shop and get the velco cord straps. These will work MUCH better that the cat collar, and will hold the windshield tight.

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Ah, yes, I remember those priceless couch cushions from ZukiMelt last year! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] Tell us Billy Bob, will you recycle them, or will you rob the living room again this summer???

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Re: Windshield Fold Down

One problem with the folding windshield is visability on drop offs and such when they are folded down.
(You can't see in front of you) Other than that they are cool. I made my own with some hardware store hinges welded to the stock tabs then cut the tabs under the hinge.
the latches are just normal box latches.

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