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The Flying Bridge 14 Oct 2015 03:20 #53026

It would be absolutely wonderful if you were able to figure this out. I think finding one of these windshields would be like finding a needle in a haystack.

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The Flying Bridge 14 Oct 2015 02:58 #53023

Well that great news !!! I wonder if we could find a framed window like that. I could build the lower frame with slotted holes and nutplates. That way the windshield frame could be adjusted to contour at installation and screws tightened down. I have to go look at George's boat and get a feel for it. Some things ya just have to touch.

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The Flying Bridge 14 Oct 2015 02:33 #53019

Eagle127 wrote: Building the frame for the fold out window,,,,,,,difficult... It's stamped. One without the fold out window,,not too difficult.. Building it without having the boat on hand.......Difficult. These things were hand made and each has their own lines.


It's not stamped. The part that looks stamped is part of the window assembly. The frame is four flat panels with bends. I agree that you would need the boat to make the frame. You have to get the angle right for the two main panels or else the side panels won't sit right.

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WTB windshield for my Lone Star Cruise Master rest 14 Oct 2015 02:14 #53018

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Hmmmm. I wonder if Wayne could swap the fold out window from the bridge to the cabin, where he's going to need them... :) just thinking out loud

I borrowed a 57 Crestliner Voyager Hardtop windshield as a pattern for my 1957 Crestliner Voyager Hardtop. It didn't fit even though it was an exact copy. 1/4 inch out, different angle... fortunately smaller..... Eagle is right on the money on hand fitment necessary.

If it was built in pieces, trimmed as required on site, then riveted together on the boat, it could be done from measurements from another boat.

Built in one place, then shipped to install.... difficult to unlikely...

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The Flying Bridge 14 Oct 2015 02:00 #53017

Building the frame for the fold out window,,,,,,,difficult... It's stamped. One without the fold out window,,not too difficult.. Building it without having the boat on hand.......Difficult. These things were hand made and each has their own lines.

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The Flying Bridge 14 Oct 2015 01:50 #53014

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My Crestliner has a seam right down the middle of the entire roof, I don't see any harm in doing it in two pieces to fit your available equipment. It has a two inch wide cover plate riveted over the seam and that double row of rivets add some nice detail. Four pieces if you need to, another row of rivets on the sides will look awesome, my crestliner has them as well...

No curves at all, just flat panels, you'll make short work of that project.

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The Flying Bridge 14 Oct 2015 01:16 #53012

It's all flat panels. Shouldn't be a big deal.


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The Flying Bridge 14 Oct 2015 00:40 #53011

Mark from Iowa called, in regards to the Flying Bridge on Merc Georges Cruisemaster. Says his is missing and wants one fabricated. I'll have to take a better look at one and get some close-ups. I don't see any compound curves,,but my brake is only 42".

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