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Stainless Steel T-Bucket Windshield Support Rods

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Specs
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Finish:
Polished
Material Type:
Stainless Steel
Garage Sale:
No
Overall Length:
60.00
Notes
The two longer rods are 5' long and 1/2" OD. The two shorter rods are 6.25" long and 3/8" OD.
Stainless Steel T-Bucket Windshield Support Rods
Stainless Steel T-Bucket Windshield Support Rods
Stainless Steel T-Bucket Windshield Support Rods
Stainless Steel T-Bucket Windshield Support Rods

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Please NOTE the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a pair.

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Reviews

Q & A

What's in the Box

These polished stainless steel windshield support rods measure 5' long and can be cut to required length. Connects to the frame.

Windshield Rod Assembly (GIF)

916-56192 Instructions (PDF)

Customer Reviews

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
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TexasT
Verified Purchaser
Austin, TX

Excellent Quality but Difficult to Use

October 05, 2013
This is a well-made, high-quality accessory that follows a "simple but effective" design approach. It is much more difficult to use than it needs to be, however, and I gave it an Average rating for that reason. The first problem I encountered was that the smaller rods won't slide into the longer stainless tubing. Even after drilling out the tubing with a 3/8" drill bit - a difficult task in itself - the smaller rods wouldn't go in without binding. I eventually had to turn them down several thousandths on a lathe to be sure they wouldn't get stuck in the tubes during adjustment. The second issue has to do with the need to drill and tap the tubing for setscrews. Because the tubes are stainless, I found it necessary to first grind a small flat along the side of the tubing so the drill bit could bite without sliding off the crown. After that, the holes themselves required a drill press and lots of care. Bottom line: this installation is probably not for the average home mechanic. I needed a 1/2" electric drill, 3/8" drill bit, bench vise (necessary to hold the rod while drilling to 3/8"), drill press with table clamp, small grinding wheel, and a lathe. I recommend this product due to its excellent price/performance ratio, but with the aforementioned caveats.
Pros:
  • good length for "one size fits all"
  • heavy gauge polished stainless
  • Excellent price
Cons:
  • Poor instructions
  • difficult installation
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TexasT
Verified Purchaser
Austin, TX

Excellent Quality but Difficult to Use

October 05, 2013
This is a well-made, high-quality accessory that follows a "simple but effective" design approach. It is much more difficult to use than it needs to be, however, and I gave it an Average rating for that reason. The first problem I encountered was that the smaller rods won't slide into the longer stainless tubing. Even after drilling out the tubing with a 3/8" drill bit - a difficult task in itself - the smaller rods wouldn't go in without binding. I eventually had to turn them down several thousandths on a lathe to be sure they wouldn't get stuck in the tubes during adjustment. The second issue has to do with the need to drill and tap the tubing for setscrews. Because the tubes are stainless, I found it necessary to first grind a small flat along the side of the tubing so the drill bit could bite without sliding off the crown. After that, the holes themselves required a drill press and lots of care. Bottom line: this installation is probably not for the average home mechanic. I needed a 1/2" electric drill, 3/8" drill bit, bench vise (necessary to hold the rod while drilling to 3/8"), drill press with table clamp, small grinding wheel, and a lathe. I recommend this product due to its excellent price/performance ratio, but with the aforementioned caveats.
Pros:
  • good length for "one size fits all"
  • Excellent price
  • heavy gauge polished stainless
Cons:
  • difficult installation
  • Poor instructions
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pop
Verified Purchaser
Cherry Log, GA

Very good product but plan ahead

November 18, 2011
Remember these pieces are stainless. When I drilled out the upper tube to clean it up so as to insert the bottom rod, I didn't give the hole enough room and when I put them together they became stuck. When you heat stainless it becomes hardend and then you can't remove it or drill it out. I ultimately had to order another set. When I cut them to the correct lenght and drilled the upper tube with some slop, and GREASED it, it slipped right in and worked perfectly. I think my problem was that the instructions were just too vague on the importance of this clearance situation and the potential problem.
Pros:
  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance
  • Lightweight
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Buck
Verified Purchaser
Las vegas

I would buy this product again

October 23, 2011
No worries about being damaged during shipping, very well packaged.
Pros:
  • Good price value
  • Easy To Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hot Rod Bob
Verified Purchaser
Springfield, IL

Zonk

October 07, 2011
The product has a nice chrome finish and was delivered quickly, but as for installation they were not easy to install. The inner rods did not go together esaily which increased installation time by more than double of what i felt it should be.
Pros:
  • Good finish
No, I would not recommend this product.
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the kid
Verified Purchaser
Manhattan, Kansas

Super happy, neat, clean, perfect.

July 05, 2011
Great product, good price [...]
Yes, I recommend this product.
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cookieman
Verified Purchaser
galveston, tx

Generally a quality product

September 02, 2010
The center hole of one rod was much smaller than the other, that one was normal-good. I also had to find a friend with a drill press in order to drill the set screw hole. The rods look great after the hassle with getting the hole enlarged far enough inside to insert the extension.
Pros:
  • Stainless of good quality
  • Looks great on bucket
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

3 questions : 5 answers

2 answers

What are the hole sizes? I want to order hardware at the same time as the rods. What are the hole sizes at the top and bottom ends of the rods?

TexasT
Austin, TX, USA
September 13, 2013

What are the hole sizes? I want to order hardware at the same time as the rods. What are the hole sizes at the top and bottom ends of the rods?

Answers

February 04, 2015
Retrorockit
Windshield (flat) end appears to be 3/8" hole, I used 1/4" at this without any problems. The adjustable end is 1/4" hole, but it is a tube so bolt needs an extra 3/8" in length to go through it.
September 13, 2013
Jason
Thw windshield end on the stainless support rods is 3/8" and the short rods are 1/4"
1 answers

My support rod has a threaded clevis at the windshield post that installs on that threaded rod that connects to the headlight support via a hole in the flattened rod. The clevis has a hole that connects to a windshield stud with a nut to hold it in place.

Larry
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
May 21, 2011

My support rod has a threaded clevis at the windshield post that installs on that threaded rod that connects to the headlight support via a hole in the flattened rod. The clevis has a hole that connects to a windshield stud with a nut to hold it in place.

Answers

May 23, 2011
John
This windshield support rod kit includes the following: 2 polished stainless windshield support rods (flat with a hole at one end), 2 polished stainless 3/8 x 6" solid rods (flat with a hole at one end), and one instruction sheet. If an individual item is needed please contact us for the needed part as this is the only style we currently offer. The Total Performance kits had a Heim end and may be available individually according to the size requirement.
2 answers

Can you tell me the overall lenght of the brass sopport rods. thank you Tom

Ducky T
topeka Ks.
January 21, 2012

Can you tell me the overall lenght of the brass sopport rods. thank you Tom

Answers

February 04, 2015
Retrorockit
The rods on mine were 72" long, plus the insert end
January 23, 2012
Jason
These rods are 5' long and can be cut to required length
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