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3b Venting Windshield Gaskets, Are They Available

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by pfmg, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Apr 3, 2019
    pfmg

    pfmg Member

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    I Finally found a good venting windshield for the 3B but with broken glass, I’m having glass cut to fit now.
    The gasket between the fixed frame in the fold out frame is in decent shape no tears and still somewhat flexible, But I figured if it’s available somewhere I might as well replace it while it’s a part just don’t know where to look. Anyone have a idea.

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    There is also some little vinyl gasket that goes around the glass itself before it slides into the metal venting frame, this is not in good shape and will need something to replace it.
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  2. Apr 3, 2019
    Keys5a

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    I haven't tried them yet, but Steele Products ( or some similar spelling) has almost any automotive rubber gasket profile available. I bought a NOS inner gasket on EBay about a year ago for my venting CJ5 frame, but wish I have bought his second one.
    These are the same as the CJ5/M38A1 venting gasket, just shorter for the narrower CJ3 frame. I also think DeBella's Jeep parts has the gasket at around $95.
    The inner seal that holds the glass in the frame is called "glass tape" and most glass shops have this material in a couple thicknesses.
    -Donny
     
  3. Apr 3, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    My gasket from deBella started cracking at the corners after being out in the weather for one year. :( I'd say stick with the original for now.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2019
    pfmg

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    thanks thats the company i was looking for,
     
  5. Apr 3, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Just before debella found the nos stuff I was talking to a local rubber outfit about reproducing the seals. Would have been $300 up front for machining the die.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2019
    pfmg

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    Pulled the windshield apart to replace the glass, the quality of the original 50+ year old seals impressive, still soft and flexible after all these years in storage, cleaned and treated them, and put them back on. Very excited for this addition to the 3B

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  7. Apr 22, 2019
    Keys5a

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    So the 3B venting windshields are one-piece glass? The CJ5 venting windshields have a center divider bar/2 piece glass.
    -Donny
     

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