YES I RAN AN AUTO GLASS SHOP FOR 20 YEARS AND I DO BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO STILL GET THAT GLASS NEW. BUTTTTTT YOU BETTER KNOW YOUR IN FOR A REAL TOUGH JOB INSTALLING A WINDSHIELD IN THOSE 59-60 GM CARS!! YOU WILL SWEAR THAT THE WINDSHIELDS WAY TO BIG WHEN YOU LAY IT UP THERE.
I'd appreciate any advice that you could give me concerning installing a 1960 Impala 4dr sedan windshield; what sealant to use and so on. I tried black GE silicone but it setup before I got the windshield in completely in place. Maybe I should use silicone after I get the windshield installed? I just took the windshield back out of the car as I couldn't get it completely set before the silicone that I put on the pinch weld started to setup. What a mess to clean up! I know enogh to use a rope to install the windshield but not much about sealing a 59-60 GM car windshield.
Guy I used to work with tried to put one of these in with a rubber hammer. DON"T!! You can probably string it in from the inside if you do the bottem first and have someone keep downward and backward pressure on the glass. Very light tapping with the palm of the hand is permissable. Just lay it in the hole and hold lightly so the string can pull the rubber in. Start in the middle and go both ways slowly. When you get to the edge, tap a little 'till you make sure it's in place, then the sides, tap in place, then the top, tap to seal. Then use glass seating compound to seal. I've seen guys use urethane to seal, but have you ever tried to paint where urethane has been?......
This 1960 Impala 4dr sedan is for my sixteen year old daughter who likes old cars. She wanted to drive it to school the fall but it's turned into a much bigger project than we thought that it would be. I should have bought her a Ford as the interior of this Impala is some thing else but I will get it finished one way or another.
The windshield that I was sold is a AGP DW-0586.
The upper right and left hand corners appear to be seamed off round instead of almost square on then original LOF windshield. This caused the squared corner of the rubber glass channel to slip inward on the left hand upper corner as the glass channel is made for a squared cornered windshield which was a problem as the silicone had started to setup. I thought that I could install this windshield in a few minutes. I think this windshield will fit OK if I seal it after I get it installed. Do you guys have any way to verify that a dw-0586 is correct for a 1960 Chevy Impala 4dr sedan?
Another big problem that I have is the rear glass channel. I have bought two 2082 channels made by T & N M.F.G. One came from Classic Industies, the other from Softseal. The problem is the inside upper rubber flap that "I believe" should flip upward onto the head liner. On both both of these glass channels the rubber flap hangs down instead of flipping up and creating a rubber headliner trim. It looks like hell. I should have kept the old one to compare but I trashed it after I cut the rear glass out as not to break it. I have the rear of the old headliner and it doesn't appear that the rubber flap had to be glued up onto the head liner. Any suggestions? Maybe both glass channels are bad?