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Can this windshield be saved
Posted 20 October 2005 - 09:37 AM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 10:38 AM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 11:23 AM
This is one of the few things i gladly pay somone else to do, and i always get a new windsheild. SUcks to do all that work and the first time headlights hit the used windsheild it twinkles like a moonless night in wyomong..
Posted 20 October 2005 - 01:05 PM
It took us about 15 minutes and worked all around the window... worked great.
Next time I would have had leather gloves as wire end are like needles and wood round stock to wrap extra wire around for better control... kind of like kitestring on a rod.
That was my first experience removing a window...
Posted 20 October 2005 - 02:30 PM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 03:34 PM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 04:22 PM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 08:34 PM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 05:52 PM
Sydfloyd44 - (Rats! I missed your reply.) I'm north of Scranton is that too far?
I have several more cars I'm stripping - hope I can get one or more out for a spare.
Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:41 PM
Posted 26 October 2005 - 12:58 AM
Posted 26 October 2005 - 02:29 AM
Are you guys talking about sooby windshields?... I've done other cars, but on this one, the gap is only about a sixteenth of an inch in places to a quarter inch at most, and it's not a straight shot like you could push an ice-pick or something thru, it would have to go around the glass. I have one of those wire - tools that also has a 90 degree knife to get you started, but there is no way you could get that blade in there. I don't know if all Soobs are this tight but has anyone sucessfully cut a windshield out of 85-93 Loyale?
Yes I have cut many windows out of soobs without breaking them. You need the right tools for the job to do it. I use a paddle blade. It goes in a saw like a sawzall. The blade is flat 1/8" or less steel. it is 3 to 4 inches wide and foot and a half long. Use water to help with the cutting of the urethane. Start at the top and work your way down. Do not pull the chrome plastic molding off of the outside of the window. When you get the glass out, the molding should stay with the window. If it doesnt come off with the window, dont take the window out. set it back in place and cut with a razor on the outside of the windshield frame where the molding is stuck to the car.
They also make air knife which is a short flat pointed blade that moves side to side a 1/4" really fast.. they work, but they tend to crack the glass more than the way I listed above.
TAKE YOUR TIME and it'll come out fine.
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