|04-10-2012 02:52 PM|
|Xpress||Make sure you didn't leave your flatheat screwdriver in the hinge|
|04-10-2012 12:24 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||So there are no wires in the way and you have all the bolts out? like you didnt leave one in. right?|
|04-10-2012 12:21 PM|
|csb41502||ok.ill try all that today.i havent had time to look at it since i posted this.|
|04-10-2012 10:01 AM|
|04-10-2012 09:11 AM|
|Master4th||There is an adjustment on the roll bar side bars. You can loosen the bolts and slide them forward.|
|04-10-2012 08:01 AM|
|04-09-2012 09:42 PM|
|04-09-2012 08:59 PM|
I bent mine while folding it down ( didnt realize it untill after lol)
Bought new hinges but couldnt get bolts out !
So after breaking a couple of easy outs, I modified hinge to keep original door mount and welded them over existing hinges!
Now I wheel with windshield folded down!
Just oil hinges so they dont bind up again
|04-09-2012 06:32 PM|
|mcseang||when i replace my w/s frame gasket i had the same problem. i used two ratchet tie down straps attached to the windshield frame and the roll bar. if i remember correct the measurement from the w/s frame to the rear of the tub is 75 1/8"|
|04-09-2012 02:50 PM|
1 of 2 problems
You either have a hinge that is binding or you have something under the windshield that is blocking. You need to determine which one before forcing things.
If it is the hinge binding, then you need to free it or you will bend it, or break the windshield. Freeing it means soaking it with penetrant and working it back and forth. I really doubt it is binding, otherwise it would have been very difficult to get down also.
If it is something underneath you need to free it. Check the weather stripping to be sure it isn't binding.
|04-09-2012 09:26 AM|
|year1camaro||Had the same problem after replacing the windshield gasket. Just try to catch the windshield bolts on 3 threads and gently with help from a couple friends push the windshield back evenly and catch the roll bar bolts. then pull it in evenly and slowly. My friend did his and bent the bracket. The hinge is for Sh*t so it actually looked like we cut it, but it tore half way through the hinge. I just ran a weld bead down where it became thin do to the bend. Good luck thou!|
|04-09-2012 09:04 AM|
Make sure the wiper motor wires are clear of being pinched!
How do the hinge's look are they sprung?
|04-09-2012 07:34 AM|
|denisbaldwin||What kind of shape are your dash brackets in? the ones that tie up to the windshield? If you can force a bolt into them, do so and draw the windshield back to the spreader bars. That's what I had to do after a new gasket install and it seems to work.|
|04-08-2012 11:45 PM|
|95YamJam||Check the hinges to see if they bent. They bend pretty easy....|
|04-08-2012 11:08 PM|
|brentd711||Soak the hinges with PB blaster and work the windshield back and forth. You might have to do this several times over the course of a day (or week). When you get a little closer than 2" use a couple of bolts longer than the stock Torx and some washers and thread them through the bars into the frame and slowly (and evenly) pull the windshield back to where you can start a couple of the Torx.|
|04-08-2012 10:50 PM|
laid down windshield now wont go back up completely!!!
i thought it was closed all the way until i tried to put the roll bar pieces back on the windshield and it was probally about 2 inches away from the windshield.no matter how hard i push and pull on the windshield i cant get it to pull closer to the bars?do i need new windshield brackets or is there something else i can do?is there something im missing?