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Old 10-10-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Need windshield glass installation tips

Getting ready to install new glass into refinished windshield frame.

How big of a hammer do I need?? LOL

Tips please---

What kind of lube should I use on the windshield hinge area?
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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You might take the parts to the shop that cut the glass and have them put it together.

Use any good lubricant on the hinge.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:52 AM   #3
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Fred,
I used the white litium (sp) grease on the hinge.
If you painted the frame then chase all of the threads first.
The bedding material is flat so I folded it over the edge of the glass and then taped it in place. Then miter the bottom corners of the bedding material. I used RuGlide to help the bedding slide into the frame. With the glass in the frame bottom then miter the top corners. I would also think about buying a new set of screws.
After all is assembled then take a thin piece of metal, place it against the frame; to protect the paint and as a distance guide; and use an x-acto knife to trim the bedding material.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:25 AM   #4
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Two pieces of 2x4, 2' long with slots 1/4" wide cut in the center about 1" deep. Setting tape completely around the glass, one joint, centered at the top of the glass. Set the glass in the slots, top or straight side down. The frame is tapered, will slide on with a little water/dish soap lube. When fully seated turn the assembly upright and install the top section. This worked quite well for a 31 WS, not sure about other years. Trim the excess tape with razor blade and exacto knofe. No damage to the paint on the frame.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:46 AM   #5
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Getting ready to install new glass into refinished windshield frame.

How big of a hammer do I need?? LOL

Tips please---

What kind of lube should I use on the windshield hinge area?
i have a question to go along with this question
who sells the best windshield setting rubber material? preferably the thicker material
I've tried the thinner stuff, will not stay in place with new style glass which is thinner than NOS

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Old 10-11-2018, 07:23 PM   #6
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Terry,
I found a local glass shop that had a couple of sizes (thickness) and he sold it to me by the foot.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:30 PM   #7
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Thanks Ed i will have to try that
I guess
When i redid the 30 i think it was Brattons i ended up with the thicker now I'm doing a 29 and everything i am getting from the vendors is the thin stuff, even the glass shop that i had set the glass its the thin stuff
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:14 PM   #8
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For the relatively inexpensive fee the glass shop charges to cut the glass and install it, I went with them rather than experimenting with different thicknesses of setting rubber and taking the risk of breaking the glass.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #9
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Thats what i did the first one they put a chip in it and charged me anyway then after it cracked they would not cover it
So i went with another glass company that cut and set all was good but now the rubber is dropping down and window is loose
I know they will redo it but, I'm just trying to find the thicker setting rubber
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