Author Topic: Installing windshield  (Read 38 times)

FATnLOW

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 829
  • Location: Ft.Smith Ar
Installing windshield
« on: July 14, 2018, 08:57:46 AM »
When installing windshield do you use a lubricant on the rubber ??? Read article about using a cord/string to set rubber lip to the out side.....what are you procedures you use to install the windshield????Thanks...

EDNY

  • Bowtie Admin
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2544
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Champlain, NY
Re: Installing windshield
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 09:39:28 AM »
I think the cord/string is more for the cars (ie 57 Chevy) where the rubber overlaps inside the car. On the my 33 Chevy the windshield is loaded from the back ..the rubber is easily pulled over body frame work with plastic spoons etc, then held in place by the garnish.

This is the stuff that can be used in the rubber seal:

 https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/MMM08509
33 Chevy 5 Window, 34 Chevy 3 Window, 37 Chevy 4dr sedan

sammons

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1546
  • Age: 57
  • Location: sw kansas
Re: Installing windshield
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 09:44:39 AM »
Ed, we always used a small cotton cord, the same size as the pull start rope on a push mower. We used a rag or small dish sponge, get it wet and work in dish soak, a lot.
Place the glass in the rubber then wipe the sponge around the lip grove, wrap the cord in groove starting at top, overlap cord on bottom and place a piece of masking tape on over lap till you get ready to pull.

Set the glass assy (from the inside) and center and start bottom lip over edge of metal lip. Pull tape off and start pulling cord a little from both sides keeping firm pressure down. As it works around the bottom then up the sides equally as you go with down and out pressure. Then across the top. When in give it a few smacks with the palm of your hand to set good.
 Make sure your ring is off your hand!!! ;D  intstall garnish to keep it held in, don't think those have keeper clips.
You have a very small lip so it should go easy

Opps, Ed was faster than me.

Rattiac

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 766
  • Age: 39
Re: Installing windshield
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 10:24:01 AM »
Silicone spray works as a good lubricant. We've done a few VW windshields with this method.

FATnLOW

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 829
  • Location: Ft.Smith Ar
Re: Installing windshield
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 01:35:11 PM »
Thanks guys.....

 


LINK SECTION - FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST ANY LINKS (YOURS INCLUDED).


OTHER FORUMS

CANADIAN RODDER FORUM
CHEVY 348/409 (W) Engine Forum
Classic Shop Talk
Inliners International
LAY IT LOW
METAL MEET FORUM
The H.A.M.B.
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America


CHEVY PARTS SOURCES

AMERICAN ANTIQUE AUTO PARTS
ALBANY COUNTY FASTENERS (SS NUTS/BOLTS etc)
1933-1935 Buy/Sell Chevy Parts
BOBS CLASSIC AUTO GLASS (& rubber seals) Ask for Forum Discount
BOWTIE REPRODUCTIONS
Chevs of the 40s Parts
Chevy Supply of Assonet
Classic Fabrication
Dropped Axles & Axle Reference Site
Early Chevrolet Parts
EMS Auto Parts
Exhaust Parts Including Oval Pipe
GLEN RARICK (LaFargeville, NY) Vintage Chevy Parts
Hamby Motors Vintage Parts SC
HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS
HOTRODDERS.COM CLASSIFIED
I&I 1929-1954 Chevrolet Reproduction Parts
METRO Rubber Restoration Parts & Weather-Stripping
OBSOLETE CHEVY PARTS CO.
OLD CHEVY TRUCKS (Parts)
PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS SPEED SHOP (EFI & Misc AN Fittings)
REPAIR CONNECTOR STORE
Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc
RESTORATION SUPPLY COMPANY
ROCKAUTO "Search retailmenot.com for discount codes"
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RELICS
Smooth steel running boards for classic cars and trucks
Rock Valley Antique & Street Rod Parts
Silver Spittoon Antiques
Steele Rubber Parts
STRAPWORKS.COM
Superior Glass Works
The Filling Station Vintage Chevy & GMC Parts
TAIL LIGHT KING
TRADERVAR Auto Gauges & Test Equip


TECH LINKS REFERENCE & MISC

1931 Chevrolet
1932 Chevrolet
BCC Bin Look Up
BCC Bin Look Up (#2)
Bergeson Universal Steering
CHEVROLET HISTORY 1916-1942
CHEVY MANIA
Chevrolet Production Figures
CHEVY TALK
Chevy Thunder (Great SBC Fuel Injection Reference Site)
CLASSIFIED SEARCH
CLIPS & FASTENERS
COMPNINE Total VIN Decoder
CRAIGSLIST SEARCH TEMPEST
DAVE's Small-Body HEIs
DeCode This VIN Decoder
ENGINE BUILDER MAGAZINE
Engine RPM Calculator
GearHead EFI Forums
HOT RODDER JOURNAL
LeBaron Bonney Company-Vintage Car Interior
McPherson 4 Year College Degree - Automotive Restoration
MILLER TIG Welding Calculator
NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY
New England Chrome Plating
OBD2 ENGINE CODES
OLD CAR ADVERTISING CHEVROLET INDEX
OLD CHEVY PICTURES BY YEAR
PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS SPEED SHOP (EFI & Misc AN Fittings)
SEMA Action Network BREAKING NEWS
StoveBolt
TEAM 208 MOTORSPORTS Custom Wiring, Tuning, EFI
The12Volt - Free Vehicle Wiring, Relay Diagrams, and Technical Information
The Filling Station - Classic Chevrolet Tech Articles

Website Free Tracking
Stats Of Website
Flag Counter