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post #1 of 13 Old 07-15-2019, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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How to hide previous owners windshield frame damage

Does anyone have any ideas to cover these holes on the sides. They look horible and i dont know think a light bar bracket will cover. Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-15-2019, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Any ideas on how to cover this damage?
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-16-2019, 02:09 PM
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Weld Grind paint. Or if you dont have a welder JBWeld sand paint. Its temporary no matter what though since water has probably gotten inside its most likely started rusting in there already
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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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in order to fix the issue you'll be sanding and painting. either of Siva's options are about as far as it gets, the only other option would be replacing the frame (which would probably be the best way for longevity)
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in order to fix the issue you'll be sanding and painting. either of Siva's options are about as far as it gets, the only other option would be replacing the frame (which would probably be the best way for longevity)
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Either what Siva said or there is always the option of duct tape, gorilla tape or flex seal.. Let us not forget the old school method of bubblegum.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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find a part out on local craigslist and pick one up.Where i am located i can get a windshield frame in great condition with glass for less than 100$

removing it, you'll have a perfect opportunity to get a new gasket installed and keep this as a spare.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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find a part out on local craigslist and pick one up.Where i am located i can get a windshield frame in great condition with glass for less than 100$

removing it, you'll have a perfect opportunity to get a new gasket installed and keep this as a spare.
I need to live where you do. Good frames are priceless. Bad or questionable frames are more than you say.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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I need to live where you do. Good frames are priceless. Bad or questionable frames are more than you say.
Me too. I thought I did good getting a windsheild frame with glass and gaskets on amazon. Came to $290 onse I added urethan and primer. And I have to assemble the damn thing this weekend. I Would much rather pay $100 plus gasket.

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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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www.jeepglass.com can paint match your windshield frame and put new glass in, too. All you do is swap over your wiper arms and mechanics and you're in business
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www.jeepglass.com can paint match your windshield frame and put new glass in, too. All you do is swap over your wiper arms and mechanics and you're in business
For $500. I have $300 into mine. Thats a new frame new glass all new gaskets primer urethane new rear view mirror new qiper motor and I am forgetting something. Got it yesterday and painted it. Glass goes in tonight and tomorrow I will install it. and saved $150- $200. ALso the PO painted my Jeep and I have yet to figure out what color matches it
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. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)
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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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The windshield isn't sealed. If there is water inside you can just fold the window down and inspect the inside. That being said, welding, JB weld, or Bondo will all seal that up and do a good job if you do it properly.
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find a part out on local craigslist and pick one up.Where i am located i can get a windshield frame in great condition with glass for less than 100$

removing it, you'll have a perfect opportunity to get a new gasket installed and keep this as a spare.
I need to live where you do. Good frames are priceless. Bad or questionable frames are more than you say.
If anybody around here is selling a windshield frame with good glass it's because they have sold their project and have left over parts they want to get out of their garage/shed. Any of us still driving YJs have a gold mine on our hands in the lower mainland or even further North. In the Okanagan valley region.

These are the same people which dictate the market for guys who have extras that want to sell to get money for other YJ parts. Why would someone pay $400 when they can pay $100? The guys who know the value of the part in turn either have to sell for around the same cost or add in some benefits (,other misc items) or hang onto the windshield and find money for YJ parts by other means.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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