>My question is - are
>there any particular problems that I should be aware of when I get prepared
>to install the new windscreen back on the car?
I did the same job this past spring when I decided to get a tonneau cover
and needed to mount snap-studs on the dash (scuttle?). As you already know,
the roadster windshield (frame and glass) is easy to remove; disconnect the
pairs of bolts at the two corners and the pair in the middle post. Putting
it back is quite another trick. I *urge* you to find a cooperative friend
to help. It was a soul-testing exercise for me to put it back on alone.
That is: it was d**n near impossible to get the four corner bolts started in
their captive nuts *and* provide enough down-force on the frame to align the
frame's holes with the captive nuts. Then one also has to worry about
keeping the rubber at the base folded out properly. I had new rubber and it
insisted on curling back up into itself. What I thought would take about 45
mins took me, working alone, about 2 hours, followed by at least an hour of
primal screaming and chest beating in the back yard to celebrate the kill
(god, I love this car!). Those last two bolts at the center were easy, sort
of like peeling the skin off a cat (for all you dog lovers out there).
Again: find a buddy to help. You probably only have two hands and the job
needs three, at a minimum. Alternatively, keep it off, and drive with
goggles. While mine was off I noticed how much more rake-ish (sp?) the car
yet another example of how reassembly is *not* the reverse of disassembly!
Peter Egan, how wise thou art!
Can't offer advice on the steering wheel.
Will "dog lover, you bet" Zehring