I reckon that the screen needed to be fixed to hide the raised plastic dash and its innards.Phil. wrote: you mentioned that when you took the top off the windshield wobbled a bit. Just wondering if those hinges do allow it to tilt forward and somebody has simply tacked it into place. What's that piece (arrowed) Looking from a distance, the false hinge concept seems a bit odd. I wonder what's behind that plastic dash? [/color]
Since the screen was able to be braced by the "roof supports" a cheap, easy and effective way of preventing the screen from being folded down by owners was the fake hinge and what looks like a piece of flat steel welded in place over the gap between the body and the screen frame.
[looks like the original foam rubber seal is still there too.]
I reckon with real hinges and the flat steel removed, the screen could fold down.
With a "nutsert" fitted about 2/3's the way up the screen frame- and a CJ3B or MB windscreen pivot bracket bolted in place on the side of the body, a simple removable brace could be used to hold the screen secure- and removed when the screen is down.
Any chance of more pics of the windscreen frame and how it is secured? or behind the dash?