The Proper Slant

After chopping two inches out of this rag top, it still needed something more to get the look just right. After thinking about it awhile, the decision was made to slant the windshield back about an inch. To do this, Dave constructs a frame for a pair of uprights that will be used to determine the right amount of slant, and to keep everything aligned during the process.

The first cut is made along the bottom portion of the windshield.

The piece of square tube is welded to the edge of the cowl vent to keep it from warping or twisting out of shape during the process.

The cuts are made in places that will allow the windshield to be "bent" back into the desired position.

Bending the windshield back requires a little tweaking with a pry-bar, a little tap with a hammer, and when that is not enough.....

You just hafta put your back into it.

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