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windshield gasket interchangeable?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fireplug, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys is the older style windshield interchangeble with the new style with the middle 'bead'?
     
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    73-87 all use the same window,it may be with or without antennae...gaskets are the same also,some have the removable lockstrip,some are a self locking style... 69-72 are different alltogether...
     
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    I'm familiar with and have replaced the later style with the 'lock strip' a bunch of times, but I don't know anything about the 'self locking' type. Are these easy to remove and replace? What is the general method? Thanks, for the info. Jason.
     
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    The is the 1973 GM Service manual for removing the self-locking strips. Great isn't it. Don't forget to tape those rags to your shoes!
     
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    you want the gasket nice and warm. use lots of soap and water. all the glass guys i know use blue dawn dish soap works best. and some mix blue washer fluid with it for more slide. then use a plastic blade of some sort and work the soap/water under the gasket and glass. then take a corner and try to pop it out and work out from there. the stip is much easyer than non strip one. thay seel a tool to install strip easy.
     
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    The self-locking gaskets are quick and easy. But, I don't think they hold the glass in as tight. I recommend sticking with the interlock style. I suggest using the all-black, real rubber interlock. It stays pliable forever and doesn't discolor from the sun (like the fake chrome crap).

    A hook-tool, interlock-tool, and aerosol glass cleaner (for interlock lubrication) make it an easy job.
     
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    yep exactly what doug said...........
     

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