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Old 03-05-2006, 10:24 PM
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Mounting to the Windshield Frame

Okay, so I picked up that rearview mirror bracket like they have on the late 90s prostars on ebay last week. I'm going to mount it on the passenger side above the o-seat. It has two inserts with thumb screws to attach the bracket to the windshield (like the things you use to mount a bimini top to the windshield). But the screws that came with it are way too long.

So what's the trick for mounting something (screwing it in) to the windshield frame. I recall a cautionary tale from last year about a guy who went too low and cracked his side glass while doing bimini.

How long should the screws be? Any specific type of screw? Do I drill first?

Any other advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:50 PM
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:08 AM
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B.U.M.P. C'm'on, I know someone has put on a bimini top before.
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:10 AM
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Doug, you should be safe to drill into the round part on the top. DO NOT drill into the flat part, this is how I broke mine.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:37 PM
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Slight threadjack here...

While looking at the back of my stereo yesterday, I noticed that I couldn't see any windshield bolts that had their nuts still attached. I went around. Out of all the bolts sticking down from the windshield, only 2 had nuts on them. I have no idea how I still have a windshield.

After installing the nuts, I then put a piece of electrical shrink wrap on the nut & strank it to keep it from happening again. I know that I could have just loc-tite, but I didn't want to spill any in the boat (like I know I would have). Worked well.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:44 PM
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Jimmer, I went and checked that last week and had one missing. Windshield feels much more snug now.

Boat is at the dealership getting the mirror bracket put on for $20. Cheap insurance on a $500 piece of glass.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:27 PM
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well, if everyone took that approach, this board would be boring.....just messin with you ets.....you probly made the right choice....
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:38 PM
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HEhe, how about just remove the frame & drill the hole while it's off the glass?
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:08 PM
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Well, they took it off to look and when they did, the glass slid up with the top of the frame. They spent the rest of the afternoon removing the entire windshield to get it to go back in right. All for the $20 they quoted me. What's more, it was a no go on drilling. No room to do it.

Anyone want to buy a mirror bracket for a late 90s prostar. They're nice, but they won't work on my boat.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:21 PM
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Isn'it a clip-on style bracket?Pix?
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