I've been leaking water for a while under the dash so I ordered and replaced the rubber gasket between the windshield and the tub. Thankfully the windshield torx came out easy and i got the windshield dropped quickly. No rust or issues at all... I remove the old and installed the new weather stripping (from q-tec) and pulled the windshield up after screwing the gasket in. Once the windshield was wrestled back into place and bolted back to the bars I noticed there is a bit of a lip on the new gasket. It sits close to the frame but not exactly flush. Almost as if I had to push it in even though its screwed into place... Do I need to drop it again and try to push it in? Or is this how it's supposed to be?
Yeah, I hadnt taken any but thought you guys would understand... Anyway, here goes. Disregard the peeling paint as I will be Monstalining the Jeep soon. The bonehead PO had some crappy gasket that didnt belong there and used some type of adhesive that I cant get off...
From a distance:
In this one, you can see how it sticks up on the bottom:
And in this one, you can see from the top how it juts out slightly...
And here is a glamour shot just because...
Like I said, its screwed in at all points and this just seems to be how it fits. Not sure how I would get it flush. Thoughts?
I had the same issue when I installed mine from Q-tec. I had to have my son help by pushing the gasket it as I pulled back the window. It didn't fully seat but it's a lot better. I'll take a pic shortly and post.
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[QUOTE=Rproject;15815900]The only thing I can say is to close your eyes. Seriously. If you close your eyes and pay attention to your finger tips, you'll be able to feel the nuts better and manipulate them easier.[/QUOTE]
I just replaced mine too and its also like this. I havnt had any issues so far though. It seems to be sealed up nice and tight.
Good to know. I just dropped the windshield again and can't get it to sit flush... the gasket is thick and I have no doubt it will seal... But aesthetically it just doesn't look good... Oh well I guess.