Re: [DML] Re: windshield replacement
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Re: [DML] Re: windshield replacement

Be prepared to break it into a million pieces, because I've never seen one come out cleanly.  Also, make sure you protect your dash because it would be easy to gouge while trying to pry the glass out.  I've seen people use piano wire to "cut" the adhesive around the edge, but that can be difficult as well.

While the glass is out, it's a good time to fix the vinyl on the A pillars (if not an early VIN) and replace defrost vents if they are broken (unlikely).  If you want to re-dye the dash, it is also a good time.

Also, be aware that all the windshield trim is adjustable when you put it back on.  Some club-members and I learned that the metal windshield trim can to a great job into fooling you into thinking your doors / roof are out of alignment if it isn't lined back up when you put it on.  All the holes in the trim are slotted to facilitate this.

Jake Kamphoefner


From: bigjimrules2000 <jre1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 9:28:13 AM
Subject: [DML] Re: windshield replacement

Are there any how-to's, tips, things to watch out for, or any other guidance available to remove your broken windshield yourself? Things you should inspect/refurbish/ replace under/around the windshield frame before the new glass goes in, etc. ??

--- In dmcnews@yahoogroups .com, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
> David and Group, 
> I talked to a man in Great Britain last week about selling windshields over
> here. We had a nice talk and he was going to get back to me about stocking
> them. But like so many suppliers if you don't talk large quantity they sound
> good but don't follow thru. 
> Someone posted their company name on the DML about a month or 2 ago. I will
> be talking to people at the auto parts show this year in Las Vegas if he
> doesn't follow thru. 
> John Hervey
> www.specialtauto. com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@yahoogroups .com [mailto:dmcnews@yahoogroups .com] On Behalf Of
> David Teitelbaum
> Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 11:58 AM
> To: dmcnews@yahoogroups .com
> Subject: [DML] Re: windshield replacement
> He was correct in that actually installing the windscreen IS similar to
> installing one in a Lotus. You are correct that there is no Lotus windscreen
> that fits a Delorean. A problem he will face is that many glass shops do not
> want to install glass that they do not supply. It may be necessary for the
> glass shop to order the glass directly from DMCH and install it. Some money
> can be saved by removing the old, broken windscreen and cleaning the car up
> before the glass shop comes. Just wear gloves and eye protection. Don't
> forget to transfer any inspection or registration stickers and EZ pass
> velcro before throwing the old windscreen away.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

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