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Old 09-09-2018, 07:32 AM
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I had mine done about 2 years ago by a local company. They had no problem installing mine. But they had an older guy that was used to doing older glass. He reused the existing rubber gasket since it was in good shape. He told me it was much better to use the stock rubber if it's in good shape because of ease of installation and the new stuff doesn't always fit quite right.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:20 AM
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jogger froger

as you can tell , you are the new hero on the site

we have always heard the horror stories about the windshield installation

and most of all the shiny trim that goes on afterward.

you proved a point, nothing beats a good solid effort and determination.

your installation looks so dang good it looks like there is o glass in there at all.

A+++ Super job.

i am jealous....but glad for you at same time !!!

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Old 09-13-2018, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaiserjeeps
Every windshield I have tried to save I have cracked.
I discovered the trick to successful removal after cracking a few.

I have a bag full of wood paddles in my tool box made from paint stirr sticks cut into 3"-4" lengths. I use them as little fingers to hold the gasket lip away from the body flange. Simply keep adding paddles around until the glass falls out.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:09 AM
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I fink the urethane is for them modern gasketless glued in windshields.
Yes. The glass in most if not all modern vehicles with unitized bodies is part of the structure. It transmits energy around the passenger compartment during a collision. There are laws and guidelines for installation of such glass. As I recall a glass installer cannot legally release a vehicle before the curing time of the urethane adhesive.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:36 AM
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What did they give you for sealant? The glass shop that did mine used urethane which dries hard and then cracks and leaks. I had to redo it with the proper tar-like goo which stays, well, gooey.
I think you may be referring to a form of butyl rubber commonly used to bond windshields on older vehicles. This is what I use for sealing on a FSJ.

It comes in bead form on a roll. The bead diameter is too large to fit in the channel for the body flange so I stretch it until it is about 3/16"-1/4" in diameter.

I have butyl in my shop that I know is more than thirty years old and it still looks and feels new. I have used this on several FSJ windshields and have never had a leak. It will stick to most dry surfaces very well.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:49 AM
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Thank you for all the info Threepiece.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:59 AM
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I have a bag full of wood paddles in my tool box made from paint stirr sticks cut into 3"-4" lengths. I use them as little fingers...

I found the installation to be much like putting a tire on a bicycle. I wished that I had my plastic tire spoons from home when I was doing it. Your stir sticks are probably even better of a tool.

SOLSAKS,

I felt like a hero putting the glass in in under 40 min. What you don't see in the video is me fighting the trim for 3 hours. I felt like a dunce at that point. Soapy water and 14 gauge coated automotive wire saved the day. If I had to do it all over again, I bet I could do it all under an hour. Faster if I had a helper or 2nd set of hands.

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Old 09-13-2018, 10:44 AM
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10-4 jogger frogger

One Day,....i will get a plane ticket for you

and have you come to NC to install some FSJ windshields !

it does feel good when you do it yourself

nothing like a feeling of accomplishment.

take care.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:50 PM
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Great Job, thanks for the info for all of us.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:31 PM
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Upper chrome trim

Your right, is 10 min to remove windshied and 20 min to mount it, super easy even if your are alone like me. The major difficult if you are alone is the upper chrome trim. The ideal that is if you have 3 hand :-)

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Old 09-17-2018, 09:20 AM
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Very cool. Thank you for sharing.


Any truth to the rumor that new windshields are thinner?
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:01 AM
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Any truth to the rumor that new windshields are thinner?

They are, I have had two side by side. I couldn't tell you exact measurements, but they are noticeably thinner than factory. They also crack much easier IMHO...AMHIK
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:16 PM
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You, Sir are an example of the best

I am SOOOOO sick of the people that(who) measure their worth by the amount of $ that they can make in an hour.....Rather than the quality of their work. Congratulations on a job well done.! Deservedly,...Take pride in it!!
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