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Old 03-26-2014, 03:37 PM
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Windshield loose

My '90 TriStar windshield is gradually getting worse and not lined-up correctly. Anyone know how to tighten it or know why they do this?
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:58 PM
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When I bought my '89 TriStar a few years ago it looked exactly the same as yours. I think the hull "settled" a little bit, causing the top halves of the windshield to separate. The only way I could fix it was to remount the entire windshield.
Start by trying to lower the top of the windshield by moving the support struts. You may have to move the lower windshield forward a bit.
I did it by myself, but having a friend helps. Measure about 10-12 times before you drill new holes.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:38 AM
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I'd suggest you first pull the gasket that covers the mounting bolts and with one person top-side with a screw driver, loosen all the mounting bolts a bit. Once you've done that, see if it will shift a bit toward how it should be. Then, retighten. If the center section is sagging a bit, as bad as it sounds, a good yank will get it right again.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:13 AM
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I agree with loosening the screws and moving things around before you drill new holes. Based on your picture, you'll have to move the bottom of the frame forward, or lower the top of the windshield to close that gap.
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