This is a Bugeye public service announcement.
Don’t push your car by the windshield frame, and when removing yourself from the cockpit, don’t use the windshield frame to pull yourself up, or you can break the glass as shown in the photo.
This particular car has a dried and rotten glazing rubber anyway, so it was overdue for a change, but this breakage was completely avoidable.
When pushing your Bugeye, the safest places to push from are from the rear edge of the cockpit and the front edge of the cockpit. These are some of the most rigid areas on the car and no damage will result from pushing in these locations.
Should your Bugeye windscreen need restoration, we can help! Send us your windshield and stanchions and we can repair your windscreen frame, re-tap any stripped threaded holes (a common occurrence after almost 70 years of steel screws in aluminum frames), powder coat the frame and stanchions in silver, and even install new glass for you! We offer this service in our catalog, which you can view by clicking the photo below or by clicking here.
Should you want to tackle this project yourself, we offer all of the parts necessary to do this job. We even sell the glass for the windshield! However, as this is a complicated and expensive item to ship, we do not list it on our website, so call us if you would like to order the glass. Click on the photos below for more information on each component or click here to view our full catalog!