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I tried to fit the new windshield frame to the 'glass body today. New frame dimensions are the same as the old. I am using Genuine Stainless hinges and there is a gap of about 1/8" on either side of the cowl between the body and hinge. I could use a shim but thought maybe someone here could tell me if I am mssing something. Anyone have any experience with this problem? Maybe the glass body is narrower than the stock body. I guess I can go to the boneyard and measure the width tomorrow. Anyway, suggestions are always appreciated.

'85 CJ7 in pieces..
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sounds like a defect in the hinges try matching up a factory original hinge and see if it is the same if it is than there is a defect in the body dimensions not a big deal just cut a couple of rubber gaskets for the sides

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Factory windshield hinges are much stronger than the aftermarket stainless steel ones that I have seen. I got a pair from a guy on ebay for around $15.

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I have the same problem, I was in a jam (OEM hinge snapped when I folded the frame down), and the Kentrol hinges were on back order, so I went with Steel Horse (I know, i'm an idiot). Needless to say, I have a sizable gap between the frame and hinges, about 3 pennies thick. I'm living with it, Steel Horse did say they would replace them, but I have no desire to rip the dash out again, its a bit chilly around here.

'84 CJ-7, 4.2, 3.5" Lift, 31's, YJ tub, TR upgrade, Moser 1 piece, LED's.
 
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