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Windshield Installation

Old 04-29-2004, 10:01 PM
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i have got to put a windshield in mine. i was wonderin who has done it and how hard it is to do it. im bout to pick up a windshield for 50$ and try my best to put it in. im on a budget here... also- the windshield frame has 2 little dents in it maybe 3 mm's into the frame. anybody got any idea how to get em out? they're kinda liek creases.
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Old 04-29-2004, 10:10 PM
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Do you have the old windshield out? That's a fun job

You'll need butyl and some suction cups, and if you haven't installed one before you'll need a friend and some patients. Will the mouldings cover the "dents"?
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:42 PM
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Piano wire, Tube of black Eruathane, Calk Gun, 2 vice grips, 2 people, 120 grit sand paper, Eruathane Surface prep for window install.

Pull off mouldings

slide 2 foot peice of piano wire through to the other side(These break often).

Attach vice grips to each end, you and your pal pull back and forth and sort of saw through the eurathante. Dont scratch up the pain on your car!!!!!

Pop the window out.

Clean up down to the paint.

Save the wedges/clips

Sand down area.

Apply black surface prep

Lay down a liberal ammount of erothane.

Set window down.

Slide arround/push tilll its where you want it.

Tape it so it does not move.

let it dry

ect ect.

Those are pretty shitty instructions but you get the idea.

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Old 04-30-2004, 06:51 PM
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**** all that, buy new, $200 installed

nothing like new glass
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Old 04-30-2004, 10:18 PM
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on a budget... lol, i think i might be able to get it through with those instructions. my winshield is busted out and has been since i've had it. how do i get the old moldings out and where do i get erothane?
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