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sebring windshield ??'s by OverKill
Started on: 06-13-2014 04:08 PM
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Report this Post06-13-2014 04:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for OverKillSend a Private Message to OverKillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've been looking to do the Sebring windshield on one of my projects. I know that people have used the 96 Sebring windshield and that the top and sides fit well but the bottom sticks out around 7" and needs a lower mounting place and the interior and wipers need modification.

My question is are they using the convertible windshield or the coupe. I know that the coupe and convertible don't share the same body's and that when I look the windshields they come up separately.

Thanks for any help.

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Report this Post06-14-2014 07:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Im confused...why not use a Fiero windshield that requires no modifications....?
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Report this Post06-14-2014 09:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for OverKillSend a Private Message to OverKillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I like the way the curve looks in it . It will flow better with the look in going for on my car.

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Report this Post06-14-2014 06:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So a curved windshield will fit the roof and pillars that are not shaped for it...? I guess id have to see it to figure it out. Sounds like putting a round window in a square hole to me, but Ive never looked at them both and ive had Fieros and Sebrings.
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Report this Post06-14-2014 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for OverKillSend a Private Message to OverKillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Did some more research and found this.
http://www.madmechanics.com...o-ferrari-style.html

looks like it needs to be the 96 Sebring coupe windshield.

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Report this Post06-14-2014 10:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 355FieroSend a Private Message to 355FieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You are correct. It requires the coupe windshield. The a-pillars will require a bit of work on the lower ends to widen them a bit and the a-pillars will require some filling along the middle to accommodate the difference in the side of the screen shape vs. the Fiero pillar. Pretty easily done really.

The wipers can be moved and changed like Yarmouth Fiero's setup or the OEM mounts can be moved forward to accommodate the bottom screen shape. The front trunk seal will require some reshaping on the second option though. The reconfiguring like Yarmouth Fiero should still retain the front trunk seal nut it will be pretty much right at the bottom edge of the centre of the screen.

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Report this Post06-14-2014 11:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SageClick Here to Email SageSend a Private Message to SageEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here's a build thread where the install is covered:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/000135-10.html

About 3/4 way down the page.


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Report this Post06-15-2014 10:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok, I didnt know they were that close. That car is pretty amazing looking. I just dont know without seeing it, if the change was worth all the work it took. I think Id have to see it with a stock windshield side by side to see a difference. That whole car is a lot of work. I also have seen people try to fill that roof seam. One did a nice job on a Fino conversion, but it was cracking in a year. Theres a lot of flex in a car body between the front and rear wheels generally. To me, seems like to not crack, it has to be overlayed with a complete fiberglass layer, or a new one piece top made. Id sure like to see the finished car, especially in person.
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Report this Post06-15-2014 12:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for OverKillSend a Private Message to OverKillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bozzie's car is where I got the idea then saw it on a few more with some digging around the forum. I pm'd him but he must not be kn the forum much or is like me and never looks at the inbox. Either way I figured other people might be curious as I was.

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