|Wanlass 1932 Ford roadster windshields
||Last updated on February 6, 2017|
Built to fit original Ford bodies and accurate reproductions
The top of the windshield frame can be removed.
Dick Rodwell's original 1932 Ford roadster.
One of Stanley Wanlass' original 1932 Ford roadsters.
Another original 1932 Ford roadster that was built by Dick Rodwell.
We're not sure who owns the Deuce roadster above. Do you know?
Mike Stoylarck's 1932 Ford roadster.
Several of these pictures were taken by
Designed by Stan Wanlass
Handmade by Dick Rodwell
Unique, slightly-curved glass
Unique, thin stainless steel windshield frame
Chopped two inches
Designed to lay back at 37 degrees
Excellent workmanship, nice enough for any car
Windshields are available complete for $1,795 plus $80 shipping
Tops for these windshields are available for $2,899 plus $80 shipping
A windshield and top ordered together is $4,195 plus $160 shipping
Mirrors for either side are also available for $19.95 each
These curved, two-inch-chopped windshields for '32 Ford roadsters are the work of veteran hot rodders Dick Rodwell and Stanley Wanlass, who spent three years
Once you study an original Deuce roadster body, you realize that other than the tops of the doors and the tops of the hood sides, there are no straight
surfaces on the contours of a '32 roadster body. Back in the 1930s, designers that included George Du Vall and speedboat builders pulled the lines of
windshields back by splitting them in the center, because they couldn't use curved safety glass since it wasn't yet possible to produce it. Had the technology
to manufacture curved safety glass been available back in 1932, Deuces might well have been designed with slightly-curved windshields to better match the
overall lines of the rest of the car.
After you get used to looking at these windshields and then look at any other '32 windshield made with flat glass, the flat ones look like a compromise. And
that's exactly what the original windshields were.
These windshields are very well-packed and are shipped complete with a slightly-tinted, curved safety glass windshield installed in a polished stainless steel
frame with a narrow profile that you can take the top off of if you want to, a pair of chrome-plated stanchions and four chrome wing nuts, and a pair of
polished stainless windshield posts.
Each windshield can also be supplied with a pair of round outside mirrors for an extra $19.95 per mirror.
Should you ever need to replace the glass, replacement windshields are available and in stock for $240.
In early 2003, Dick asked Dave Mann at Roadsters.com in Phoenix to sell some of these windshields for him exclusively. This is a first-class, beautiful piece
that involves a lot of work to make. The price of $1,875 includes shipping to anywhere in the US.
Those of you who have been waiting to get one of these windshields ever since they debuted back in issue fifteen of The Rodder's Journal can have one within a
week or two of sending a check or money order for $1,875, which includes insurance and Priority Mail delivery anywhere in the US.
To order your windshield, please send your $1,875 check or money order, payable to Roadsters.com, to:
4331 N. 19th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone (602) 233-8400
|Rodwell's Rodware tops for 1932 Ford roadsters|
Tops that fit these windshields, pull apart, and store behind the seat are now available for $2,899 plus $80 shipping, which since October of 2006 includes the
extra stitching shown here that was initially a $200 option.
We also offer tops for stock-style windshields, for the same price.
We have a package price of $4,195 plus $160 shipping for a windshield and top.
These tops are all custom-built for the particular car they are going on. Dick keeps all of the parts for them in stock, and can finish one and have it
upholstered and shipped in one or two weeks.
Dick Rodwell spent two years developing and perfecting these tops. They fit, they work, they look great, and they don't generate noise at high speed.
These roadster tops are supplied complete with a powder-coated frame, a full-sized pad, and upholstered with Haartz Stayfast material in black inside and out,
or your choice of other colors.
Tops that are ordered with black upholstery inside and out can be ready for you in a week or two, with other colors taking an extra couple of weeks.
To order your top, please send your check or money order for $2,899 plus $80 for shipping (or $4,195 plus $160 for shipping for a windshield and top) payable
to Roadsters.com, to:
1020-A East Fairmount Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone (602) 233-8400
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