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another venting widshield question

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by SandhillMike, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Sep 6, 2006
    SandhillMike

    SandhillMike Moderator

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    Anybody know if the ventilating windshield was offered as an option in 1970, or was it gone by then?
     
  2. Sep 6, 2006
    sparky

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    For discussion's sake, I'd say it was gone by then? Well, maybe not, still around for export.

    But assuming that the frame was the same as the standard windshield. The glass changed in '69 to the bigger glass.


    Just throwing it out there to stir up discussion.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2006
    HortonHearsAWhoJeep

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    Pretty sure that option was gone at least by the mid-60's, if not sooner . . . majority of them were from the 50's. Interesting to note that the 2A had a venting windshield with split glass, then the 3A had a single pane with a vent underneath, then along comes the venting windshield again in the early 5's (with split glass), then finally back to the single pane we know & love today . . .
     
  4. Sep 6, 2006
    SandhillMike

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    I suspect it was gone also, but just needed a little confirmation. Thanks guys.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2006
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    I've mentioned this before, but my CJ5 venting windshield has a single pane of glass, no split or bar down the center. It came off a '58 CJ6, but I have no idea if it was original to that Jeep. Has both a vacuum wiper and a manual wiper.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2006
    HortonHearsAWhoJeep

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    I'd say that it was replaced at a later date with a single pane, as the early windshields were all split pane, whether venting or not.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2006
    sparky

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    You sure? I don't recall many being split that aren't venting. The ads from the '50s almost always have a single pane that I can recall.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2006
    kiowamtp

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    I know of a late '60's aussie CJ6 that has a split venting windshield. I would think the later style export (Canadian) would be a single pane. Just speculating though.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2006
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    We've discussed this here before. There WERE Early CJ5's and 6's with split windshields, but they were the rare exception. The single pane windshields were far more common.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2006
    kiowamtp

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    Hmm. I guess I missed that discussion. I understand the whole venting windshield thing, but never saw a single pane one. All I have seen have been the split type which in my eyes makes the split type more common.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2006
    Canadian 62

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    Don't want to go on and on if it has been talked about before but my 1962 CJ5 Canadian has the original tip out glass and it is split.
     
  12. Sep 12, 2006
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    I was talking about the regular old windshields, the non-venting kind. Most of them are single-pane to my knowledge, but I've seen photos of a few split ones. My venting windshield, however, has a single-pane, whereas all the others I've seen photos of are split. Kinda odd, don't know if mine has the original glass in it or not.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2006
    60CJ5

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    Was not the early M38A1 split and the CJ single on the non-venting?
     
  14. Sep 14, 2006
    Colorado_Baja

    Colorado_Baja JEEPS!!

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    I like my late model windsheild decent wipers and good visibility.. kinda wish I could get all that and venting...
     

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