Willys CJ2A Windshield Types

about the undocumented 3rd windshield


The Willys parts lists show 2 different windshield assemblies for CJ2A.

The early windshield is MB style, w/straight inner adjusting arms, and no center locking latch. The later windshield has the lollipop inner adjusters and center lock.

From known windshields, there's a third, intermediate style, combining some of both earlier and later attributes.

These tables show the major parts distinguishing the windshield styles. Color coded for visualization.

This first table was compiled straight from the Willys parts list. It clearly outlines 2 distinctly different windshields with all changes occurring at s/n 15304.

Part description
up to s/n 15304
after s/n 15304
ARM, windshield adjusting, assembly
663671
664283
ARM, windshield adjusting, inner
n/a
663707
ARM, windshield adjusting, outer
n/a
663712
BRACKET, adjusting arm to tubing frame
A-4299
n/a
BRACKET, adjusting arm to tubing frame, left
n/a
663708
BRACKET, adjusting arm to tubing frame, right
n/a
663709
BRACKET, adjusting arm to glass frame
???
663702
BLOCK, weather, hinge felt
none
664801
BUMPER, backstop rubber
none
664261
HANDLE, windshield frame
A-4302
none
LOCK, center windshield
none
664793
STRIKER, center lock
none
664803
This second table includes the 3rd., intermediate, configuration from 2 known windshield assemblies (16279 & 16489). The color coding makes the ovelap in style obvious.
Part description
up to s/n 15304
15304 to ?????
after s/n ?????
ARM, windshield adjusting, assembly
663671
664283
664283
ARM, windshield adjusting, inner
n/a
663707
663707
ARM, windshield adjusting, outer
n/a
663712
663712
BRACKET, adjusting arm to tubing frame
A-4299
n/a
n/a
BRACKET, adjusting arm to tubing frame, left
n/a
663708
663708
BRACKET, adjusting arm to tubing frame, right
n/a
663709
663709
BRACKET, adjusting arm to glass frame
???
663702
663702
BLOCK, weather, hinge felt
none
none
664801
BUMPER, backstop rubber
n/a
none
664261
HANDLE, windshield frame
A-4302
A-4302
none
LOCK, center windshield
none
none
664793
STRIKER, center lock
none
none
664803
My first thought was that the inner windshield frame had been replaced, but that turns out not to be the case. The pieces involved in this configuration are attached to either outer or inner frame, in combination or exclusively.
  • The backtop bumper and hinge felt are part of the outer frame, not inner.
  • The lock striker is part the outer frame, but it's not there, and there's no holes for attaching it.
  • The adjusting arm glass frame bracket is not the same on the 2 types windshield.

The highest VIN I know of with the intermediate style is 16489. The lowest VIN I know of that conforms fully w/the later style (orange color code) is 21654. That's a range of 5165 unknowns.

If your VIN is in that range, !

Photos below identify all the different bits & pieces I need to collect data for. Let me know what combinations you have.

Early
Late
Adjusting arm

Early same as MB

Later "lollipop" style

early - Handle

late - Latch

Felt weatherstrip

early - none

late - hinge tab crimped

Backstop

early - w/out rubber bumper

late - with rubber bumper

Bow storage retainer plate

early - square

late - round

Lollipop nut

square vs. round

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