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XK-22 Windshield Frame Spec, Source

January 24 2017 at 8:50 AM
Craig L  (Login clindberg)

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Thanks very much for sharing that vendor for acrylic windshields which I've definitely saved for future reference.

As for the elusive "elliptical" windshield frame/railing material, it is still being produced and distributed as I found while researching a source for a short piece of it to complete the gate that was missing on ours when we acquired it in 2015. I used takeoff measurements of our XK-22 windshield framing to determine that the size used by Chris-Craft is .750 x 1.0 inch (19 x 25 mm) in 18 gauge.

ASTI Products (American Stainless Tubing Inc.) manufactures in the U.S.A., an elliptical railing of 304 SS in 36 sizes and in seven gauges. Of these the closest in size is their .750 x .985 inch.

Because they only deal in large volume business with converters and boat manufacturers, I found myself searching for a finished, packaged piece and finally came across a grab handle with the matching specs. I ordered it, then cut and finished it to fit. You'd have to look very close to see it has a slightly different (newer) sheen than the rest of the 45 year old rail.

As for those XK-22 owners looking for a complete railing frame, I'd suggest using these specs to do some further online and local boat yard research or chatting w ASTI to follow the trail to fabricators capable of supplying it.

Craig L

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