I painted my frame then tried installing new glass and gasket myself and tore the new gasket. I then paid a glass shop to do it for me, and it was $100 to come to me and install it. Worth the money. I wouldn't bother trying again.
I received the windshield frame and cowl seal, and yes, it is very thin metal. But, from reading on the forums, it seems that most if not all of the after market frames are pretty much the same. The real pain is the packing crap they used and the adhesive it leaves behind. Took me several evenings working on it to get it off. Ended up having to use a scrub pad and lots of elbow grease. What a PAIN! But, now it is ready for primer, so I'm happy. I will be coating the inside with boiled linseed oil.
Nice looking Jeep and cool back story. Said you plan to paint the frame yourself. Be sure to lay down some clear coat to help protect the paint. And I vote for having someone put the glass and seal in. If they break the glass, or rip the seal, it's their problem to fix not yours.
Seems like everyday is a Monday.
Yep, already have the clear coat and just waiting for the black gloss to arrive. I do plan to get new glass installed by a professional once I get the painted frame back on the jeep. Old one is frosty. I did get the frame primed this weekend, so a little progress.
I have not driven the jeep in over a month while waiting on getting the new windshield frame prepared. Was messing around with it today and noticed that there is what looks like anti-freeze in the passenger floor board. Looks like it is running down form under the dash somewhere. Also noticed that there is a hose coming out of the firewall, right under the batter tray that also looks like it is dripping ant-freeze. Very strange since a couple of days ago this was not happening and as I mention, the jeep has not moved in a while. Any help in figuring out what is causing this is much appreciated.
now, moving on the next thing I noticed today. Any ideas on what this hose is for? Comes out of the firewall and then is just hanging there connected to nothing.
I believe that is a drain for the cowl vent - the slatted area between the back of the hood and the windshield. This allows "cool, fresh air" into the passenger area of your Jeep, and the drain lets the rain water pass to the ground.
The end of the hose should be sort of pinched off, to prevent air from sucking up it.