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WINDSHIELD STANCHIONS

TR2-3B Windshield Stanchions

Two basic types of windshield stanchions were fitted to the TR2-TR3B cars.  The early stanchions were attached to the car with 1/4 turn Dzus fasteners up to TS60000, and with long threaded screws after TS60000.  There is a slight difference in the stanchions for either type of mounting hardware, as shown in the photo below: The stanchion on the left is used on pre-TS60000 cars with Dzus fasteners .  The stanchion on the right is for the later post-TS60000 cars with attachment screws.  Note that the front (top) and rear (bottom) recesses surrounding the holes are nearly identical on the early stanchion, but the later style on the right has virtually no recess around the front hole.   The holes in the later screw type stanchions are also a smaller diameter, enough so that and early Dzus fastener won’t fit into the hole (unless someone over the past 60 years or so has opened them up with a large drill bit!).  Regarding the slight recess which can be seen around the front hole of the late stanchion above, I suspect that this may have been 'formed' by over tightening the mounting screw at some time in the past. There is also a long slot on the back side of the early stanchion which mates with the stanchion guide plates that are screwed to the cowl. Later screw type stanchions may or may not have this guide plate slot on the rear, and guide plates are not used on the post TS60000 cars. If you're having trouble getting your Dzus fasteners to fit into the holes, or latch into place (especially the front one), you might be trying to install a late stanchion onto your early car!
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W-S Stanchions

Two basic types of windshield stanchions were fitted to the TR2-TR3B cars.  The early stanchions were attached to the car with 1/4 turn Dzus fasteners up to TS60000, and with long threaded screws after TS60000.  There is a slight difference in the stanchions for either type of mounting hardware, as shown in the photo below: The stanchion on the left is used on pre-TS60000 cars with Dzus fasteners .  The stanchion on the right is for the later post-TS60000 cars with attachment screws.  Note that the front (top) and rear (bottom) recesses surrounding the holes are nearly identical on the early stanchion, but the later style on the right has virtually no recess around the front hole.   The holes in the later screw type stanchions are also a smaller diameter, enough so that and early Dzus fastener won’t fit into the hole (unless someone over the past 60 years or so has opened them up with a large drill bit!).  Regarding the slight recess which can be seen around the front hole of the late stanchion above, I suspect that this may have been 'formed' by over tightening the mounting screw at some time in the past. There is also a long slot on the back side of the early stanchion which mates with the stanchion guide plates that are screwed to the cowl. Later screw type stanchions may or may not have this guide plate slot on the rear, and guide plates are not used on the post TS60000 cars. If you're having trouble getting your Dzus fasteners to fit into the holes, or latch into place (especially the front one), you might be trying to install a late stanchion onto your early car!