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Old 03-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Black things on hood

This might have been answered before, what are these things for?
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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Windshield folds down.


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Ohh.... thx
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They are bumpers to rest windshield on when folded down. The 'footman' in the middle is for the strap to hold the windshield down.
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With a pic no less!
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I heard they were hood rests for when you open the hood up and rest it on the windshield..............

MTH is right, they're for when the windshield is folded down. However, I have seen someone post saying they were worthless and didn't work (wrong positioning)........they really thought they were for resting the hood on the windshield when you open it. I could see someone getting confused about that, but it's still a bit funny.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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I can understand the top off and doors off, but why and when would you ever want the windshield folded down?
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #9
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I can understand the top off and doors off, but why and when would you ever want the windshield folded down?
Could be fun for crusing around town I guess, but you pretty much don't want to do it as far as I'm aware. There are YouTube videos showing how, but it takes a long time (something like 20 bolts or some such thing) and I've heard it's very hard to get the same "seal" once you put it back up.

It's a design throwback to the old jeeps, like this:



But it's actually not something you should probably do.

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I have seen someone post saying they were worthless and didn't work (wrong positioning)........they really thought they were for resting the hood on the windshield when you open it.
I've never done it, so I don't know if the windshield actually sits correctly on them. I do know that if you try to tip the hood back toward the windshield, the bumpstops won't actually touch the windshield. In other words, they're definitely out of position for that.
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I can understand the top off and doors off, but why and when would you ever want the windshield folded down?
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I've had mine down just to see and they work fine. I didn't have any problem with the seal but it may be just dumb luck. I was cleaning and just wanted to see it down. Since I never clean anymore I don't see it happening again.
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Windshield folds down.

have you actually driven it like this?
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have you actually driven it like this?
No. That's just an image I pulled off the internet. I've had the doors off and top down obviously, but never folded the windshield down.
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I've never done it, so I don't know if the windshield actually sits correctly on them. I do know that if you try to tip the hood back toward the windshield, the bumpstops won't actually touch the windshield. In other words, they're definitely out of position for that.
No that's what I was saying is the post I'd read, someone thought they were for tipping the hood back towards the windshield. Obviously from photos the windshield does sit correctly on the bumpstops when you lay it down
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That's not Mike's Jeep. I drove my CJ7 with the winshield down. It only took 2 huge wingnuts to lower it. Off road it's fine. On the road, fagitaboutit. You can't breathe because of the way the wind hits you in the face.
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somewhere on these forums I saw a member saying that the seal around the lower part of the windshield once separated after folding it down will never be as tight and causes leaking problems? don't know how true that is, but I would never see myself folding down the front windshield anyway.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #17
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The picture in this thread is the most complimentary of any I have seen of the windshield down on a JK. Usually it is really clear why you don't see them down very often.
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OK, we've been screwing with the OP long enough, time for the truth.






























































They're nipples.
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somewhere on these forums I saw a member saying that the seal around the lower part of the windshield once separated after folding it down will never be as tight and causes leaking problems? don't know how true that is, but I would never see myself folding down the front windshield anyway.
Ditto on that.
My wrangler has enough wind whistles and water leaks around the doors without intentionally adding more around the windshield playing GI Joe.
Looks great down on a Willy's but kind of stupid on a JK.
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Got a friend with a CJ, and it looks much better folded down without the JK curve. We've taken the kids to the drive-in and folded the top down and that's a big bonus.

He told me there was an original list of requirements that all G.P.'s (Jeeps) had to have:

- Mounted spare tire
- Removable top
- Folding windshield
- 4 WD

and a couple others that I've forgotten.
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They're nipples.



Sure didn't expect that.
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OK, we've been screwing with the OP long enough, time for the truth.

They're nipples.
The jeep must always be cold, those nipples never go down
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I believe this is a racist thread.. You need to fix the heading to "dark colored nipple things"
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He told me there was an original list of requirements that all G.P.'s (Jeeps) had to have:
Note: The word "Jeep" isn't derived from "G.P." (General Purpose), which, contrary to rumor, actually isn't what the vehicle was called by the military or by its World War II manufacturers.

"Jeep" was the name of a can-do-anything character in the "Popeye" cartoons that were popular just before and during the war. Since the vehicle was a can-do-anything vehicle, it gained the nickname "Jeep." Later that became the trademark.
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I have no intention of folding down my windshield. I am soon going to purchase the Vector Offroad UFO's to replace both the handle and big bumpers on my hood. Google'em
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I have no intention of folding down my windshield. I am soon going to purchase the Vector Offroad UFO's to replace both the handle and big bumpers on my hood. Google'em
Cool. Another mod to consider. $20 a pair, not too bad. Thanks for sharing that.
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I have no intention of folding down my windshield. I am soon going to purchase the Vector Offroad UFO's to replace both the handle and big bumpers on my hood. Google'em
I like these. Just ordered.
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Kinda wanna buy them just from their website

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