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Going to attempt to put the windshield back in my ~66 coupe this weekend -any advice appreciated.Also will eventually be installing the rear window.Thanks
 
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put the seal around the windshield, then put a string all the way around the outer lip. put it on ur car. from the inside slowly pull the string out and the lip on the seal should slip right over the metal edges, if that makes since.

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first thing, totally clean the windshield opening. get all the old gunk off completely. then, if you have scraped to bare metal anywhere, spray some primer.

next, lay down black strip caulking 2 wide around the whole opening, on a convertible, you dont have to do the top edge

next, put the gasket on the windshield, do not use any silicone or anything to get it to go on, put the gasket on dry.

next, spray the inside edge of the gasket with some silicone so it doesnt stick to the strip caulking.

get some rope, about 1/4" thick and run inside the gasket

place the glass on the car, make sure it is centered and have someone push the glass while you pull out the rope. ALWAYS pull the rope towards the center of the glass and always hold your hand up against the glass while pulling the rope.

Once the glass is in, use 3M Bedding and glazing compound to seal. Cut the tip small first so you can run a bead inbetween the glass and gasket and then once you have that done, but the tip large so you can pump the rest all around inbetween the body and gasket. Make sure you get the sealer good around the clips. Use a paint paddle to push the caulking down into the crevices. I normally use a whole tube of compound on a windshield.

use something like pre-sol to clean up afterwards. the messy part is putting the mouldings back on. best thing to do is mark with tape on the cowl where the clips are located. makes it easier to know where to attach the lower moulding.

Charles Turner
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'00 GT Conv, triple black


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Once its in mark where the clips go (marking pen) use your Glazing compound to "pack" it in, Install your clips while compound is soft, Run a bead of the compound inside the outer lip of the rubber too.wipe off any excess that squeeses out..... install your chrome....admire your work!

Ken
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I could never get one not to leak, I went to Safe- lite and had them do it, They have a lifetime warentee against leaks.

John L. Anschutz
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When you go to do the rear window check out the bottom corners real close, water tends to pool there sometimes and rust will eat holes into the trunk.
 
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FYI - they did a segment on my classic car on how to put a new winshield in - I think their car was a 66 coupe. As I remember, it was a pretty detailed show. These posts look good - you might want to check myclassic car web page and get the video if you are still unsure.


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I'd never heard of the strip caulk deal.... I worked for a glass shop for 10 years....granted I didn't install.... but I never saw the guy's use it. of course that was in my younger days and those years are a bit of a blurrrrr.....but we won't go there!

Ken
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