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Old 14-10-20, 01:49
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Default C15A windscreens

Firstly as a new member I hope this is the correct way of asking for help! Currently restoring our C15A blitz and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on what steel profile and rubbers I can use to rebuild my rusted frames. Any help regarding this would be most appreciated. Thankyou, Andy.
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Old 14-10-20, 02:21
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That style is common on the US military trucks. The windshield frames from the M939 trucks has the correct profile of channel and has plenty of length to work with to make the correct CMP cab 13 frames. For the outer rubber, again the 939 outer seal will work, although will have to be shortened at the bottom and the tops trimmed. For the inner seal, that is just common glaziers tape. I like to use engne oil to lubricate the channel and the tape when installing. That way, it tends to swell up the rubber after installation as well as provide a measure of rustproofing to the channels.

Here are some examples: https://www.easternsurplus.net/PartD...ger-Windshield


https://www.ebay.com/itm/M939-5-TON-...1&isGTR=1#shId
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Military-Tr...sAAOSweW5VgDcB
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Old 14-10-20, 02:32
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Firstly as a new member I hope this is the correct way of asking for help! Currently restoring our C15A blitz and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on what steel profile and rubbers I can use to rebuild my rusted frames. Any help regarding this would be most appreciated. Thankyou, Andy.
The profile used by Holden when they manufactured the windscreen frames for Australian Chevrolet CMPs is completely different to the Canadian types as seen in Fords here. It also seems to be more prone to rusting and has two catches on the inside to secure the screens. These are the same as used on quarter vents on other Holden made product. So no help on getting that profile. The rubber T pieces are available (although in a wider flat edge) from Clark Rubber here in Australia. There were a couple of people here trying to make the steel frames but without results so far as I know.
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Old 14-10-20, 06:55
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Firstly as a new member I hope this is the correct way of asking for help! Currently restoring our C15A blitz and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on what steel profile and rubbers I can use to rebuild my rusted frames. Any help regarding this would be most appreciated. Thankyou, Andy.
Can you do a sketch of the profile and post it here ?
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Old 14-10-20, 12:31
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Default Rebuild C15A window frames

Thankyou all for your replies, the window frames I have are beyond repair so I am looking at completety making a new set. I will check with Clark Rubber and on internet as to what rubber is available. The original steel surround is a rounded profile but maybe I will have to make them with flat steel. I am wondering if anyone else has done something similar? Thanks, Andy.
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Old 14-10-20, 12:32
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After checking several frames this is as close as I can get to the section.
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After checking several frames this is as close as I can get to the section.
thanks nice drawing/ That would be a difficult shape to reproduce
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OK this guy can do it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYvQFTgQ_k
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Great skills, I'll share that on the CMP Fb group. An interesting guy to follow on YouTube.
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Oh my, terrific work, but as much effort for one frame as the rest of the truck!! I'm so glad we have the boring flat style frames here.
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Old 16-10-20, 03:21
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Great skills, I'll share that on the CMP Fb group. An interesting guy to follow on YouTube.
Victorian, too. I wonder if he'd be OK to do a run of windscreen channel straight lengths to sell at Corowa?
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