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    And here's two more

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    Everything moves as it should.

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    I am highly impressed with the detail and the functionality of the manual wipers and the pop out windshield. It would be near impossible to fab up a tiny hinge at the top of the inner frame. Not a big deal at all, just something to think about.

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    Thanks GM, I'm not sure I understand what you mean by a tiny hinge at the top of the frame. What would be the purpose?

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    I think I understand what you mean about the hinge at the top

    I really thought that it was pivoting in the middle but I see now that it is hinged at the top and the middle bracket is a mechanism to hold the windshield open.

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    I will see how I can make this right, thanks GM for pointing this out.

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    I think I may have a working solution. I will try to clip the windshield over the frame.

    I revised the upper frame with a smaller pipe like this

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    Next I made clip on top of the windshield

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    Then I needed to cheat and add a part that does not exist on the real MB. I added this bracket to the inner frame that holds the glass.

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    With this addition, I will be able to pop out the windshield and hold it in place by putting the end of the long bracket hole over a pin that will extend from the bracket seen above

    Here's the final look

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    Will print and test tomorrow.

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    Never seen the like. Awesome.

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    That will work just fine.

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    Wow the hours of work you are putting into this! What a project you have here. I think it appears to be much easier to restore one than create one.

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    Agreed. It has to be a labor of love.

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    Thanks Guys, it is indeed a labor of love, but I do not believe it is easier to restore one. Shortly after I started, I decided to try to keep the time I work on the project. So far I spent 174 hours to get to this point and this is conservative as I'm not always writing down my time.

    I tested the new windshield and although it works, the movement of the windshield is scratchy. Plastic on plastic is not the best even with a bit of grease, it catches. That is ok because it is not something that will be changed all the time. With a bit of care, it can be positioned any which way possible.

    I decided to incorporate a 2mm steel rod instead of the printed one and that works really well. So I have two options available that both work.

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    Now I will dismantle and paint it.

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