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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 12:44 PM
CraigS
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Yep the posts are crap. The curve at the top is almost always wrong. That ridge doesn't mate w/ anything on the frame around the glass. All you can do about that is install the 4 screws and it will fit to the frame however it fits. Whitby's has an SS piece and new screws to replace the brass piece inside the glass frame. It will last a little longer w/o stripping the threads like the brass one does. I recommend buying the smallest phillps screw driver that will fit the screws and be real careful how much effort you use. Installing the w/s is a trial of patience. It can easily eat up 4 hours or more. The posts need to have both a slight bend and a slight twist done to them to fit the car. The mount plates on the frame are vertical and parallel to each other so this is how I do the posts.
20190402_092159 by craig stuard, on Flickr
Do the bend and the twist just below the w/s frame so it is hidden inside the body.
Another recommendation is throw away the lock nuts FFR supplies and get 8 regular nuts. This way you can run them on the bolts by hand and only need a wrench for the last turn or two. Use one nut per bolt for all your many trial fittings. Once it's final, run another nut on as a jam nut.

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