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How do I Install a winshield

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dasanii19, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. dasanii19

    dasanii19 1/2 ton status

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    Should I just buy a new winshield and have them install it on my 1976 K5 for $160 or should I buy a used one for $50 and do it myself? I mean how hard is it to take the old one out and how do i put the new one in?
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I never could get up the guts to take a $50 piece and HOPE nothing happens with it on the install. Metal I'm not too worried about. I've done the side topper windows, the windshields are much pickier, and any small stress in the wrong spot will destroy it. Any barely perceptible pit or chip could be catastrophe waiting to happen. :)

    I paid for a brand new one, $150 or so installed at my house, with me watching over the installer, so yeah, adds cost, but his problem if it broke or leaks, not mine.
     
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    I'm with ya' on this one. Not much finese with a hammer....:haha:
     
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    dasanii19 1/2 ton status

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    Yea, I mean for $150 why not put it on someone elses shoulders. Thats what ill do. Thanks for helping me make up my mind :D
     
  5. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Wow for 150 I would definitly have the glass guy install it. I work at a body shop and we have someone come in and remove/install windshields, One day I asked him how much for a windshield+install in a 73-87 chevy and he said $250.

    I bought a new windshield rubber gasket (LMC $60 or $70) and had my brother install it, it was only the second one hes done but i had a spare from a scrapped truck just in case. He got it done but it took a long time
     
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    Yea I actually worked on a building that now has an auto glass shop in it, I went in and told them I needed a winsheild in my 76 blazer, he said he would do it for $140 for everything installed. Not bad :D
     
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    not at all, i know a glass guy, will install a windshield for 50 bucks in any vehicle, you bring the glass
     
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    Well if you don't feel comfortable doing it, $140 is cheap.
    I do my own windshields, it's easy but take 2 people to make it a quick easy install.
    I used to help a buddy of mine at a body shop, we used to do all the glass.:D
     
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    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    How about replacing just the metal strip around the windshield?

    I'm wondering about replacing just the metal center strip around the windshield. The sealing rubber and the windshield on my Blazer are fine, but that metal center bead is peeling and looks like s***...
     
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    Go find the black strip off a lesser truck, they never seem to wear out and are quite common. I definitely think it looks better than the cheap chrome plated plastic junk GM used. (although it did last for how many years before going bad? :))
     

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