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#957837 - Sun Jul 21 2013 07:04 AM Windshield install - 1937 gmc
mattf Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 15 2011 12:13 AM
Posts: 80
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Hi - I took apart my windshield, cleaned, blasted and repainted the frame and now want to reinstall the (original, maybe) glass. It had a bit of rust damage but was salvageable - the link bars were unusable and it had a few rust throughs in the inside channel on the bottom. I por15'd the channels to hopefully prevent the frame from continuing to rust.
I bought setting tape (1/32) from chevs of the forties and d-day is approaching for glass reinstall.

Anyone have helpful hinds to make this as painless and cheap as possible? I have made a paper template in case I break it, and have read it described as putting socks on a rooster.

I have read to use the thinnest setting tape and lube it up with wax remover first, then tap I with a wood block and rubber mallet to sit in down. I have also read to not use setting tape at all but hockey or electrical tape which I would think wouldn't seal (not that I'm planning on taking her underwater).

Any opinions/pearls on putting socks on this rooster?
#957844 - Sun Jul 21 2013 07:26 AM Re: Windshield install - 1937 gmc [Re: mattf]
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Registered: Fri Jun 10 2011 10:16 PM
Posts: 1969
Loc: Warrenton, Oregon
I just set the headliner in my GMC yesterday and prelubed the metal and the runner with a bead of Dawn (original) and it all slid right into place. I'll be using the same lube when I set my other windows. cleans up with a wet paper towel.
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#957874 - Sun Jul 21 2013 09:58 AM Re: Windshield install - 1937 gmc [Re: mattf]
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Registered: Tue Jan 15 2013 07:07 AM
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Loc: Alabama
Yeah. My son owns a big body shop and only works on high-dollar cars & trucks. He uses liberal amounts of Dawn on all his glass
installations that use a rubber gasket.
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#958349 - Mon Jul 22 2013 08:39 PM Re: Windshield install - 1937 gmc [Re: mattf]
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Registered: Thu Sep 15 2011 12:13 AM
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
I'll try dawn on the outside rubber gasket. Thanks for the suggestions.
#958409 - Tue Jul 23 2013 06:20 AM Re: Windshield install - 1937 gmc [Re: mattf]
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Loc: Birch Bay, WA
If you have issues with the setting tape, I'd suggest taking glass & frame to a local auto glazing shop. They can install using polyeurethane glazing compound. Cost me around $ 50.00
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