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Trick to installing a windshield

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 8_YOUR_H2, May 7, 2002.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I remember seeing where you can put a small piece of rope in the weather striping to aid in the installation but I cant recall the details. Do you streach the rubber seal over the windshield first then put the whole thing in or do you put the weather strip in the window frame then put the glass in. Any tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Brent
     
  2. rampage

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    Set the weatherstripping in the window frame, put the rope in the weatherstripping and lay the glass up against the opening. Then just pull on the rope and the window should drop right in.
     
  3. CooknwithGas

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    Put the gasket around the glass. Put the rope all the way around in the gasket where the window frame goes. Put the glass against the opening. SLOWLY pull the rope out as the lip pulls into the vehicle. If you are carfull, it will seal all the way around. If you pull some rope out and the lip does not go over the frame, you may have to use a tool like a screwdriver to catch up to the rope.

    Good luck!
     
  4. rockink5

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    NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!! Dont pull the gasket! On these year trucks there is a locking strip. It's in the center of the gasket, It's either black or chrome, Start at the center clip and pull it out. Take something and seperate the glass from the gasket. Get in the truck and push out, use hands, feet or whatever. Just watch your strength as not to push it out on the hood.Clean out the gasket, set the new w/s in place, and lip that rubber flap over the glass, then reinstall the locking strip. It's probably going to take a while unless you have the correct tools. This is the correct way to do this, but you can do it HOWEVER you want. I'll tell you this way is a hellof a lot easier than roping it in. GOODLUCK.
     

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