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Old 06-22-2011, 07:25 PM
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How Hard is it?

So, I'm getting ready to send my part truck to the junk yard, but the front windshield is perfect and just staring me in the face. Its the only glass left in the truck. I'll be honest, I'm pretty handy, but messing with glass scares the begesus out of me, just because of the fact I work with my hands.

So....How hard is it to pull the windshield without messing it up?
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:56 PM
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i have heard but not done it......a nice warm day you and a buddy in the front seats - feet against the glass near the top and push it out....
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:05 PM
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Just sacrifice the seal and cut it up to make it easy. I have tried to remove the glass without cutting the seal a couple times and broke the glass. It can be done but not by Flint apparently.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:10 PM
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how do you cut it up? i will need to remove mine soon for my paint job...the glass will be pitched and a new one installed
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:14 PM
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Remove the stainless trim. Box cutter with plenty of spare blades. Run along the edge of the glass with blade under the seal with tip pointed towards the window frame. Just cut it up. Most 20-30-40 something year old seals are hard rubber by now so take your time.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:15 PM
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A buddy and I got one out of a junk yard jeep in about 15 minutes. The seals have a little strip hidden in them on all four sides. Once you find one of the strips, you should be able to pull it off with your hands or maybe a pair of vice grips. Once the four strips are out, have some one on the inside push the glass out carefully while you guide and catch it from the outside. Once you get into it, you will see how easy it is.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:23 PM
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Getting them out is easy as stated above...once the locking strip is removed.

Back in is another story, that's when I have broken one.
Don't cheap out like me, get a NEW gasket.

#1 It'll likely leak if you don't....my '88 leaks because I was being a cheapass.
#2 It will lessen the chance of breaking the glass because a new seal will be WAY more flexible than a 20-40yr old one.
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