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Has anyone here installed a windshield in their stang? Mine leaks from the upper corners and i am considering have it done professionally, although w/ anew gasket the bill will come out to 200 bucks, a little more than i expected. how difficult is it to due. keep in mind that mine has had a little chip in the lower center (i bought it like that) with half inch cracks radiating from it. they say at the glass shop they can probably avoid causing further damage, i question my own ability to do so.
 

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Windshield replacement isn't too hard but to get them to not leak is. The only Mustang I had not leak after a new windshield and gasket replacement I had pumped 4 tubes of sealer into it. Then I sold the car.

I find removing the moulding the trickiest. You don't want to bend it but yet some of those moulding clips can be stubborn.

If the windshield is cracked I'd recommend replacement but of course I haven't priced windshields in two years.

Good luck!

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I'd have to agree with Dean T. I got mine out and back in with
new weatherstrip, but I am frustrated by a couple of leaks.
Since I now only drive it in the spring and summer, it's some-
thing I live with. Somewhere down the line I will have it done
professionally. There have been a couple of articles in one
of the monthly mags that I found helpful. If you are going to
attempt it, I'll try and find them.

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That wasn't a '65 convertible by any chance, was it? If so, I think I wound up with it! LOL, SWMBO's convertible had so much sealer around the windshield that the restorer spent two nights just digging and cleaning it all out. He said that windshield couldn't have leaked if it wanted to. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

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I use to work in a trim shop and there is a product called Liquid Butyl. You wont find it at your run of the mill glass shop, You should be able to find it at an auto trim shop that does windshields. This is much better than a silacone sealer. it comes in a can with a pump on it to pump it under the seal. We never did a gasket windshield with out it. I did a lot of GMC and Chevy truck's. But the cracks scare me. I would'nt have been as confident as what you have been told about not doing further damage. Ask them if they can gaurentee that they won't make the crack worse

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I don't know who would charge you $200 to re-install a windshield. Cut the glass out yourself. A new rubber is $30 and any reputable windshield place will replace it for $45.
 

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"Mustang and Fords" had a how to article in the JAN '99 issue - if you can not find it i can scan and send you copy if you give me your e-mail address. mine is wscott4806 @ aol.com. cutting the old one out is easy if done right with patience - i did mine in about 30 minutes. i also buffed my trim to look like brand new but that took about 6 hrs of work for both front and back.
 
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