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Old 12-14-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Plugging Windshield Frame Bolt Holes

I have a 97 TJ on which a PO installed a windshield mounted light bar. There are three holes on each side and I just want to get them plugged to keep water from running in and rotting the bottom of the windshield frame.

I'm thinking of just trying to find some type of rubber grommet to plug them, but was wondering what solutions anyone else has used.

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Old 12-14-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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I have a 97 TJ on which a PO installed a windshield mounted light bar. There are three holes on each side and I just want to get them plugged to keep water from running in and rotting the bottom of the windshield frame.

I'm thinking of just trying to find some type of rubber grommet to plug them, but was wondering what solutions anyone else has used.
I thought those holes were stock I guess not.

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Old 12-15-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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Had a similar situation w/my Jeep. The PO had a roof rack (which I removed), and he drilled 2 holes above the taillights for the rear mount. Home Depot has nylon plugs in various sizes that snap right in.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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Yeah I thought they were stock too.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:45 AM   #5
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If you are referring to the three holes at the hinge, those bolts neet to go back. The hold your windshield up.
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I used clear caulking for about 4 months then pulled the windshield and wielded them
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:27 AM   #7
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If you are referring to the three holes at the hinge, those bolts neet to go back. The hold your windshield up.
A tilt up concept windshield would be pretty cool

I'm sorry I wasn't clear in my original post. These appear to be three drilled holes near the top of the windshield - two on each side of the outward facing part of the frame and one on each side facing forward.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:55 AM   #8
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You can get plastic plugs at any autoparts store. Get ones that fit tight and install with a dab of silicone. I'd paint them body color with some touch up paint either before or after you install.

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