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Windshield removal... Any good how-to advice?
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I need to pull the windshield, the glass is good and I would like to save it as possible.

Anybody have a good tutorial?
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That's exactly what I was thinking reading the post title but before the thread!BravoHaha

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Add a 6 pack ( minimum ) to clear the small chunks off glass and tar off the window frame.
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Once the outter trim is pulled they make a small wire that glass installers use to remove windshields. You fish it through the black goo from outside to inside then with a gentle back and forth sawing motion make you way around the windshield being very care of the angle of the wire so you don't chip the edges. Once the adhesive is cut all the way around use two people and suction cups to pull the glass straight out. Hope this helps. Might be easier to call a local glass guy and see what he gets to do it. Might be good insurance and he might cut you a deal if you have him put it back in.

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Hmm. So from the sound of it there is a good chance the windshield will come out in kit form. I might practice first on my parts car.

Also wonder if the warm weather will make me more likely to succeed or fail.

I want to try removing the goo with dry ice.
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Depends on how old the goo is. Hot weather will make it more pliable and easier to cut through with the wire but if too hot and it is somewhat fresh it will reseal to itself. Never heard of dry ice to get it out? How does that work?

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Go to Harbor Freight and get the tool to use. It is a handle with a bent 90 deg. blade with a cable hooked to it with a Tee handle to pull on. With the windshield trim off spray around the outside with WD-40 and spray down the blade on the tool. Insert the tool rotate 90 deg. and start to pull slowly. Don't go crunching around the glass you can crack it. You can use the wire also but I like the other tool better. Here is link you can see what I am talking about. You can probably get at auto supply also. They have the cable also.
http://www.harborfreight.com/windshield-...60298.html
Do the ends then the top and have someone push out and you might cut the bottom with a knife. I have taken out by myself just go slow and it will come out.
You will need lots of lacquer thinner & razor blades to clean up the window and the frame. Use pieces of wood to scrape both the glass and the metal so you don't break glass or paint. You will be shocked at how it looks at the bottom of the window frame. Might be holes in the upper cowl from water in all the crap stuck under there.
Use the 3-M rope style windshield bed when going back. They make different diameters to set the glass correct and spacers so you don't push in too far, I forget which dia. to use. You will most likely be fixing some rust before going back in with the glass. Corners of the frame rust out. Take some pics and show the group how it looks under there.


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Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs;271621 Wrote:Go to Harbor Freight and get the tool to use. It is a handle with a bent 90 deg. blade with a cable hooked to it with a Tee handle to pull on. With the windshield trim off spray around the outside with WD-40 and spray down the blade on the tool. Insert the tool rotate 90 deg. and start to pull slowly. Don't go crunching around the glass you can crack it. You can use the wire also but I like the other tool better. Here is link you can see what I am talking about. You can probably get at auto supply also. They have the cable also.
http://www.harborfreight.com/windshield-...60298.html
Do the ends then the top and have someone push out and you might cut the bottom with a knife. I have taken out by myself just go slow and it will come out.
You will need lots of lacquer thinner & razor blades to clean up the window and the frame. Use pieces of wood to scrape both the glass and the metal so you don't break glass or paint. You will be shocked at how it looks at the bottom of the window frame. Might be holes in the upper cowl from water in all the crap stuck under there.
Use the 3-M rope style windshield bed when going back. They make different diameters to set the glass correct and spacers so you don't push in too far, I forget which dia. to use. You will most likely be fixing some rust before going back in with the glass. Corners of the frame rust out. Take some pics and show the group how it looks under there.

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I used this tool and it works great. Got the Mustang windows out without cracking them. Tomorrow I am removing the front glass of my RR project however it is cracked so I don't have to be as careful. Here are some other pics I took.


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