|Click for Full Screen||1923 Touring Window Frame Rebuild By Tony Cimorelli|
Taking the hooks off
Disassembling End Caps
Breaking Glass Loose
Extracting Plate Glass
Figure 1 - Taking the side curtain hook bolts off
Our mission is to take the old plate glass out of the 1923 Model T Touring front window frame (lower half) and replace it with laminated safety glass. This is a requirement in the MTFCI tours. Plus, it gives us the opportunity to rid the frame of any rust and give it a paint job.
At the starting point, we remove the side curtain hooks and mounting bolts (Figure 1 - MAC's part# T7831 on page 86)
As you can see in Figure 2, we need to disassemble the lower frame windshield clamps (MACs catalog Pg 86 - Part# T7824ARX) MAC's has a really good set of drawings in their catalogs and I will use that for references).
Now, we need to break the glass channel loose (Figure 4). It is rusted on the frame so take care in pryiong loose, trying to save the glass channel for future reuse. Replacement channel can be obtained (MAC's Catalog Page 89 - Part #WCK5).
Photographs: Tony Cimorelli using a Kodak
DC280 digital camera.