Ed, why are you using a later windshield? I have a really good one on my 76 donor that I thought of putting on my 66, but the latches aren't right. Also it wont look original. I think Bull has done this too. Do the advantages outweigh this, and what do you do about the latch handles, I'd hate to lose them....
Pops, I thought about this for a long time. I really dig the style of the '66 windshield frame, especially the vent, but I want to install my Dashman Dashbox and it will effectively cancel the vent. Actually you need to remove the open/close mechanism.
The latch handles will be used on a trailer project and the windshield will find a new home on the right cruiser
I refer to the windshield vent cruisers as 65 and older.
First year with cowl vent and no windshield vent: 66.
First 40 with padded dash: 9/66, which in my mind is a '67. This I learned the hard way. Bought a parts rig back in the '80s with padded dash hoping to score some extra steel for my birf hungry ARB only to be slighted with a factory ball joint axle.
So Ed, I would refer to your vented w/s frame as a '65 too.
.....I Found that out the hard when I changed the rear output seal on the tranfer. After installing I had all the oil run out. The hand brake drum has a smaller diameter on the early one.
so I would call your rig out as a 67 [just like your dealer did]