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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by alf4444, May 17, 2006.
Anyone ever replaced one theirselves? any tips tricks problems??
Not too difficult to do yourself, much easier with a helper. Mever let metal contact the windshield and you should be ok. I put a crack right down the middle of the last windshield I installed. The flatblade screwdriver slipped off the putty knife and chip... it soon cracked straight down the middle. Good luck. More tips- use lots of soap and water to help the gasket slip over frame/windshield.
I recently installed rear sliding windows in place of my solid ones. Even with a helper, it was definaly fustrating. I could only imagine how much more difficult a windshield would be. I will tell you I don't think that I want to find out and I will be calling the glass dude for that.
If you've already got the glass, go for it.
If you are trying to save $20-40 by getting glass yourself and installing it, call a pro.
I did mine myself,,,very easy, the old one being all cracked and whatever, i simply removed the zipper strip, and sat in the drivers seat with the feet on the windshield, and just pushed out the old one. Yeah it broke even more, but why care, just have a friend with you on the outside to help with catching the old one, and make sure to wear gloves. Some very small pieces fell on the dashboard, but no biggie,,,
Cleaned everything up, put the gasket around the frame of the truck, dropped in the windshield, used some soapy water solution, sprayed all around, and worked the rest of the gasket into place,,
The fun part is reinstalling the little rubber zipper piece.
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