Hi all, been a while since I've posted.. been busy with all sorts of non-jeep stuff (I know, pretty boring..). I finally had some help and took the hardtop off my M38A1, mfg date 9/52, so I could inspect the mounting points and windshield frame/hinges. Well, when I did, the windshield frame developed (already had..) a front-to-back wobble, so I put the PB blaster to the latches and folded it down. The main idea was to figure out how bad the seals were and look at the hinges: well, the seals are in good shape for being original, they're awfully stiff and so could stand to be replaced. The hinges, however, have almost disappeared There's also some distinct rot on the lower mating surface on the outside edges, enough that theres a gap between the tub and windshield frame, and it won't latch solid: For the moment, I stuffed a bunch of weatherstripping in as a buffer, but it just keeps coming back. It looks like cutting out the old metal and welding in new won't be all that easy given the placement and way they stamped it, so I decided to price a new windshield frame: mine needs new seals and glass, anyway. I found the following at kaiserwillys: http://www.kaiserwillys.com/product...placement-windsheild-frames-parts-accessories Question is: thats for an early CJ5, and it *looks* like it would work, but can I keep my split windshield, and are there any issues that I should be aware of before going this route? The split windshield looks to be almost entirely the gaskets/seals at work, doesn't appear to be a metal runner in the middle at all? I'm not concerned about the defroster as much, my M38A1 doesn't have one anyway. My current frame DOES have provisions for a defroster though. Ideas? Advice? Thanks!