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Glass re-installation
« on: March 26, 2012, 03:09:29 PM »
I have been searching for help re-installing my windshield, back glass panels but cant find anyone with experience that doesnt want an arm and leg to help me out.  I didnt really see any info in the forum iether.  My windshield is original and pitted, so if it breaks no biggy probably should buy a new one anyways.
I think I will just attempt it myself.  Any of your advice will be helpfull..... 
I cant feakin wait fill the sun comes back out and I can get back to work on my car again its been a long cold winter!

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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 04:16:39 PM »
You may laugh , but have you tried looking at youtube ? And by the way it's really nice to see you back again , I thought you had fired us !
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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 04:32:02 PM »
Where did all of that color in your hair go??? ops sorry. Anyway I found this for you, hope that it helps. Let me know.




http://www.route66restorations.com/1.html


And if your succesfull, which I know you will be maybe we could move this to the help, build section.


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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 04:39:06 PM »
good info on that link   ;D
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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 09:23:15 AM »
thank you guys I will be doing some self edjucating and I still need to order some rubber.....
 I like this part of the link...
"Working with glass can be hazardous to both your mental and physical health."   LOL  will keep you posted!

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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 09:29:27 AM »
thank you guys I will be doing some self edjucating and I still need to order some rubber.....
 I like this part of the link...
"Working with glass can be hazardous to both your mental and physical health."   LOL  will keep you posted!


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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 03:53:23 PM »
Oh man.....   ;)

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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 04:27:17 PM »
Ya I could see you draggin the ol girl down to the shop getting a BFH and the torch out to make it fit.... :(   Not a pretty picture.  ;D


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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 08:27:35 PM »
OK , I'll try to explain this but it's so much easier to teach this in person while doing it .

 # 1 have a helper , your rubbers , your glass and the following items ----- two  plastic glasswork pry sticks , a glass installation hook- Metal , a bottle of Joy standard dish soap , a spray bottle a 15 ' piece of strong smooth string about 1/8th thick . These are all very cheap .   
# 2  Wait for a nice sunny warm day , lay the rubbers out on a paved surface in the sun for a couple hours .
# 3 Use a watered down dish soap solution in a spray bottle as a lubricant when you put the glass in .
# 4   one person on the inside and one outside .
# 5 insert a strong thick piece  of string into the grove of the rubber  all the way around .
# 6 Install the rubber into the opening .
# 7 Without forcing it , insert the end corner of the glass into an end corner of  the groove of the  rubber carefully working more of the bottom and one side into the groove .
# 8 When it becomes difficult one person must continue pressuring it into the grove while the other starts pulling the cord out so that it pulls the lip of the rubber out and the glass slides in a bit at a time ( GO SLOWLY !!!!!! )
If you've understood these badly explained steps lol then you should have no problems .
I've attached a pic of the plastic bars which can be gotten at any glass shop but I can't seem to find either of my hooks at the mo  :-[ But they are just like an awl but bent .


 
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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 03:57:17 PM »
Thank you SKY!  very helpfull!!! I'm going to try and get an older buddy of mine that has experience working on cars of this era help me out with the installation itself.  I just want to learn at the same time. Fuck paying somone else to do it thats just not my style!
still saving up the money for the gaskets there so expensive!!!!

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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 04:34:07 PM »
I cant feakin wait fill the sun comes back out and I can get back to work on my car again its been a long cold winter!

I'll do my part to enhance global warming by burning a BUNCH of fossil fuel in my rat!

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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 11:57:26 AM »
 :DMe too :D

 
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Re: Glass re-installation
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2012, 12:24:57 AM »
LOL Love it! :D  some people just have a strong urge to burn things!  Just came in from a bonfire myself.  thanks again for the help.  responsible first things first then I cant wait to get at least my windshield in! screw the back glass.

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