RE: [DMCForum] Cracked windshield...
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RE: [DMCForum] Cracked windshield...



I don't know if Toby sells them or not.  A local owner bought one from DMCH
and had it shipped without incident.  When I was at their Open House last
year they had plenty.

We replaced his fairly easily.  If your A-pillar trim wraps around so it is
under the glass just be careful when cutting the glass out.  One person can
do it but two people make it a lot easier.  You will get tiny pieces of
glass everywhere when you take it out so do yourself, and your passenger, a
favor and put tape over the defrost vents before you start the removal.

You will also have to pull the weather stripping off that goes around the
glass, and the black metal pieces above and to each side.  If your weather
stripping is original and brittle you will probably destroy it.

Make sure you keep the little bent metal pieces that go under the
windshield, and the rubber that should be on them intact.  The new glass
needs to rest on the rubber, not the metal.  There is a recommended 3M black
sealant but I don't recall the part number.  You can get it most anywhere.
DON'T use primer on the glass.

It's not hard to do at all.  You did your clutch so this is cake.

Greg


-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Ryan Wright
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 6:57 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DMCForum] Cracked windshield...

Came out to my car this afternoon and my windshield has a big old
crack in it, darnit. It's time for a new one.

What's the scoop on this? Does anyone actually sell a new windshield?
I've read a lot of complaints about the NOS windshields and
delamination.

Once I find a place to purchase a windshield, I'll have to get it
installed. Can any competant windshield shop take care of this, or are
there special considerations? Anything specific I should look for, or
ask about, when selecting a glass shop to do the work?

Is there anything else I should replace or look into while they have
the windshield out?

-Ryan



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