Tbird windshield installation - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-27-2010, 06:06 PM
Ratdoggy's Avatar
Hammer torch chisel...
 

Last journal entry: Getting there
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Northeast Ohio
Age: 53
Posts: 101
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Tbird windshield installation

I have a '62 Tbird and I need to install the windshield . The manual mentions the string method but I would like to get some pointers from someone who has been there and done that.
Thanks
Mike

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-27-2010, 06:50 PM
swvalcon's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: rust on lt body shell
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: mn
Age: 64
Posts: 1,016
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
What I do is use a string about 1/8" thick and usually go around the glass twice with it. Put the rubber molding on the glass first then put the string in the grove where the molding fits to the body. Put the sting ends to the inside of the glass as you will be pulling the string from inside the car.I put a piece of masking tape from one side of the molding to the other so it kind of holds the string from falling out.I do this maybe every foot or so. I remove this as I install glass. Just pull it out as you come to it.I spray a good coat of aerosol window cleaner on molding and string and around the window opening. Set glass with molding installed into opening and pull one end of the string around the glass and the molding should go over the pinch weld as you go around with the string. The reason I double the string is if for some reason it should miss in a spot you can come around again and get it on the second round. It helps sometime to have someone on the out side of the glass to just set their hand on it to add a little pressure to it as you pull the string.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-27-2010, 07:07 PM
Rix-Trix's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Box is back on the truck
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vernon BC Canada
Age: 44
Posts: 175
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pretty much what everyone else are going to say, nothing more to add. Just get in there and do as stated, it is that easy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2010, 11:31 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: POrt Gibson, NY
Posts: 219
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am about to be doing the same thing. Is thier not any need for a sealant of any kind? I have a 66 dodge coronet and when I took out my old gasket it appeared to have some sort of black mastic that was under the gasket. There wasn't very much but it was there because I had a heck of a time getting it off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2010, 04:36 PM
swvalcon's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: rust on lt body shell
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: mn
Age: 64
Posts: 1,016
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
You'll find this sometimes on factory glass or on one that someone installed and had a leak problem. It's not usually necessary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2010, 10:40 PM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 4,324
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 12
Thanked 255 Times in 239 Posts
factory sealant.

Factory sealants were usually specified to be used as required.. openings varied, rubber was made by different suppliers. a piece of brake line was used for the tip on the application gun, cheaper and smaller than the normal tip. there is a lot of WIKI information in the body exterior section about glass installation. My brother used to install 200 per day. he is tired of looking at cars, sold me his A V 8 cheap.

Last edited by timothale; 04-28-2010 at 10:46 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2-piece windshield installation 35olds Body - Exterior 2 11-06-2006 05:43 PM
removal & installation windshield GEARHEADWV Body - Exterior 8 05-08-2006 08:19 PM
Basic of Basics - Windshield Installation Kits firebird_red Body - Exterior 15 11-26-2005 09:00 PM
Windshield Installation Stude Dude Body - Exterior 0 03-05-2004 08:28 PM
Windshield seal installation, 37 Ford Coupe Ted's37 Body - Exterior 3 08-14-2003 08:51 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.