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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Installing new windshield and rubber

Hey guys. How hard is this to do right? Seems simple enough but po has a tiny buckle on passenger side letting water in. Want to pull it sand, rust inhibit, reinstall myself. Anything I should know never having done this? Or should I just call a windshield company after treating it?

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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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Vinny,

I took my glass out and put it back together, with a new rubber seal, after restoring the frame, using nothing but a large flathead screw driver, a small putty knife, and a LOT of thumb pressure.

I tried the rope technique, that someone will surely suggest, but it never worked for me. So, I just got determined and used a little brute force.

It really wasn't that difficult.

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I've done it a couple times. I've always cracked the old glass though, it's easy to do so be careful. Putting in the new glass is easy. The rope truck didn't work for me either. Just use some thumb force and be sure not to bend the glass to much because it'll break a lot easier than others since its flat.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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It's a 30min job tops.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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Glass

Use a good glass company. Do not put it in dry it will leak. They will use what they call a glaze which seals the glass to the rubber. No more leaks.
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You can do it Vinny. If you can't I just ended up having an extra windshield I can sell ya

Good luck!!!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #7
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here is a thread I relied on when I replaced mine, unfortunately, as careful as I was, I still wound up breaking mine, check with where you would buy a new one. when I called to purchase another, the difference in me buying it and installing it (and probably breaking another and then buying a second one) was 20 bucks. I had the windshield off the jeep at the time because I had a guy making me a new frame out of one another guy had given me with less missing due to rusting away than mine. I took the frame to the glass shop and the guy put it in for 20 bucks right then and there.

everybody says it is easy, and, well it is, right up until it cracks and twenty bucks is a lot less than 80 for a second one and then a twenty or so to have it installed. something to consider:

http://www.jeepbrokers.com/jeep_proj...eplacement.htm
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everybody says it is easy, and, well it is, right up until it cracks and twenty bucks is a lot less than 80 for a second one and then a twenty or so to have it installed. something to consider:
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Use a good glass company. Do not put it in dry it will leak. They will use what they call a glaze which seals the glass to the rubber. No more leaks.
SECOND THAT... its not expensive, takes them minutes, and if you break your glass trying, your out that much more money.. just let the pro's install it..
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