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02TJX 12-02-2011 06:10 PM

Windshield down?
Anybody put their windshield down. I'd like to just for the hell of it, but never have in the 9 years I've owned it and I'm afraid it may not go well or cause an issue.

Just curious what ppl do with it down. I'm afraid it may bounce on the hood even if I tie it down.

02x 4.0 5sp

John in Vegas 12-02-2011 07:21 PM

I used to wheel with the windshield down with my 73 CJ, but that was easy, only 2 latches and down.

Wesboy 12-02-2011 07:32 PM

I've tried it for novelty value but there is a reason a windshield is called a wind-shield:)

Recommend sunglasses and keeping your mouth closed.:D

Suspect it would make more sense offroading or in a parade.

Tom125 12-02-2011 07:47 PM

The first time we folded ours down on our 97 TJ we trashed the drivers side hinge. It was rusted and didnt turn, just sorta peeled the steel itself! But our jeep lived its whole life in Ohio. Just a tip!

s14sh3r 12-02-2011 08:10 PM

I haven't done it in my jeep, but I used to have a 67 Bronco and I put the windshield down a lot when driving in the woods. It's great. The only bad thing is going down old trails, every now and then you'd have to dodge spiders :D

kscape 12-02-2011 08:16 PM

Thought about - '98 - don't need to cause issues

armygreen 12-02-2011 08:17 PM

i will try it someday going slow in a woodsy area, but still a little concerned about getting slapped by a branch...

i never thought the windshield went down for a driving purpose, i thought it was simply a way to make the vehicle flat and stackable for shipment to europe - wwii.

i don't like any windshield/faring on a motobik, but i did quickly learn the hardway that you absolutely need eye protection. a gnat/mosquito almost took me down.

TJspeed 12-02-2011 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by armygreen (Post 1793403)
i will try it someday going slow in a woodsy area, but still a little concerned about getting slapped by a branch....

Duck! :D :thumb:

When summer comes im gonna try the windshield down when out wheelin.

Kevbz 12-02-2011 09:18 PM

I folded my down once, to have get to the roll bars for new every bolt on it, they were rusted, almost snapped them more for me I think

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