Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model

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Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model

Postby edlewis1000 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:52 pm

Hi All, I a new poster but long time reader of this forum, I really enjoy the detailed rebuilds that are posted in this forum. Please keep them coming!

I have a 1966 26' Express that I purchased earlier this year. It is in descent shape for it's age with some "improvements" over the years. The re-power with a Chevy 350 was a good improvement because there are a lots of repair parts available. Carpeting on the area in front of the helm, bad "improvement", on Lake Erie that just ends up being a major spider magnet. So it has all been removed. When they added the carpeting they also removed the original bottom center mount windshield adjusters manufactured by Perko and put on side mount adjusters. The side mount adjusters don't work as well as the original, in that they don't let the windshields open completely and they bind the further the windshields are opened, so I would like to replace these with the original style, but I haven't been able to find that style. So I'm looking for a set of original Express windshield adjuster if anyone has or knows of anyone that has a set they are willing to sell. Thanks and keep up the great rebuild posts
'66, 26' express
Repowered; Chevy 350
Marblehead, Ohio

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Re: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model

Postby ddependo » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:21 am

May be hard to find. One day I'm going to pull mine out and put in linear actuators. You might consider that. When I get around to doing mine I will check with you to see if you still need the old ones. Wayne
1973 32 express fly bridge
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Re: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model

Postby Rockit » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:29 pm

You mean like this one:

http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/W ... sters.html

Yes, they are much better than those finger-pinching side mounts.

You might even be able to make some with a little bit of engineering.

Good luck.

Joe Napoli
1977 28' Express
Twin raw water cooled 318s
Beaver River--near mile 25 on the Ohio