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Old 01-08-2021, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default Windshield glass removal 39 coupe

Cracked windshield in my 39. PO set glass in with looks like black silicone. Do I break the glass and pull the glass pieces out? Or is there trick? I have the windshield out of the car.
Glass is safety type
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Windshield glass removal 39 coupe

Might try cutting the silicon with a razor blade to remove glass or take it to a glass shop.
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:52 PM   #3
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You need to separate the two windshield halfs which is necessary . Then see if you can work the glass out.
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:59 AM   #4
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If indeed the glass was set with silicone or urethane instead of setting tape; you may very well have to break the glass out and remove in pieces to avoid damaging the windshield frame.
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:22 PM   #5
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Ow! Glad mine is a 40 and not a 39. =)
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:30 PM   #6
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Go over to Irontrap Garage on youtube. They have just put up installing glass in a 39 windshield.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD3WwsA8Ea4&t=28s

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Old 01-10-2021, 01:51 PM   #7
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I had a 36 and some one had put silicon gasket maker in the frame, I used a squirt bottle of gas to loosen it up to pull frame pieces off
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Old 01-10-2021, 02:22 PM   #8
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I often use a heat gun to remove caulking and silicone. It may crack the glass unless you shield it with a piece of aluminum flashing or something like that
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:45 AM   #9
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The small screws can be a nuisance sometimes if they break off while undoing them.
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