October 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm #233776
I have a small delema, the wildshield that came on the car is 11.5″ high ( inside dimention of frame ) at each end and 10.25″ at center. this gives such a bow that there is a 1 inch gap at the center. the gasket dose not even begin to fill and the wipers either hit the top of the frame or if I lift the windshield they then fall off the bottom when on the upward part of the travel. anyone have the measurements of your windshield and is the migi same as fiberfab as far as bow at bottom of the frame?Thanks!October 24, 2011 at 5:26 am #247306
Mystic, My MIGI has the same frame dimensions as you give. The contour of the bottom seems right for the slight curve in the body on mine. The top of my windshield is absolutely flat. I had to build wipers for my car because the ones that came with the car were NA. I’d say get the windshield right and I’m sure that you could get the wipers right then. I am having trouble trying to figure out why my windshield would comform to the contour of the body, and yours not. Have you positively id’d your body as a Daytona? (I’m wondering here if someone swapped the windshield and your’s is supposed to be a bit flatter on the bottom.) RoyOctober 24, 2011 at 6:11 am #247307
I think there are two MIGI bodys. Mine is a first gen MIGI. The gas tank runs front to back and takes up most of the trunk space. The MIGI 2 the gas tank is sideways and the trunk has more room. I am wondering if the winshield is also diffent and where I can get one to fit my body style?October 24, 2011 at 7:13 am #247308
I wonder if yours is a Fiberfab MIGI with a Daytona windshield. If you read the following link, you will see that there was apparently some mixing of parts from one to the other. My MIGI has the original “Daytona MIGI” shield on the somewhat shorter radiator cowl as well as Daytona on the plate inside the hood. See: https://tdreplica.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=59&KW =migi+II
RoyOctober 25, 2011 at 9:02 am #247309
My car has a Daytona MIGI plate inside the trunk above the gas tank. I am sure the fiberfab never had the tank in this orrientation. I think I will have to put the windshield back to its orriginal position ( to high ) then make a plate to cover the emty space, make a gasket to fit, then modifie the wipers to work atleast some.October 25, 2011 at 9:34 am #247310newkitmanParticipant
My Fiberfab kit has the gas tank running the same direction as the windshield and up near the front firewall. Its the standard location for the FF kits. Just thought I’d let you know. I know very little about Migis…never have seen one other than in photos here.
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"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackOctober 25, 2011 at 9:38 am #247311
I think that I remember that my MGTF had a simple piece of rubber running the width of the windshield under the bottom frame. This could possibly be cut from an old inner tube and affixed somehow underneath. The rubber flap then extended forward and “sealed” against the body under the windshield. When the windshield was layed down forward, the rubber flipped to the rear. Worked pretty good, Would accomodate lots of irregularaties. Good luck. RoyOctober 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm #247312newkitmanParticipant
Have you checked the Migi II assembly manual in the download section? Windshield installation is in the second section. Look at page 70 for the bottom seal installation.
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"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackOctober 25, 2011 at 4:38 pm #247313Larry MurphyParticipant
Mystic, I checked my London Roadster’s windshield and the measurments are the same as yours. Some kits have taller windshields to comply with the minimum size requirements of some states, but every TD replica I know about has a curve at the bottom .I have never seen one that is flat accross the bottom of the windshield.Is it possible that your cowl has warped. However ,I have never seen that either.
Notice some of the cars in the photo gallery. All that I looked at have the slightly curved lower windshield frame and use a rubber type gasket to seal the gap between the windshield frame and the cowl . On the cars with the shorter windshields like yours and mine, the wiper blades are attached to the wiper arms at an angle.This shortens the total length of the arm/blade assembly and usually allows the blade to fit within the area of the shorter windshield. This also requires the wiper arms to be repositioned on the shafts .The only ones that use the arm and blade both in the straight position are the ones with taller windshields.October 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm #247314Paul MossbergKeymaster
I’ve never seen a TD windshield with a flat bottom.
The gasket used by most TD replicas is the same as an original. You can find it at Moss Motors.
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