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04-08-2013 11:08 AM
Hereford Hound I started my windshield project a few weeks ago. The inside rubber seals were shot, and falling out from around the windshield.

Much bigger project than i thought.

It started off with the torx bolts on the windshield hinges. Of the 14 or so bolts (Inside and outside) i needed to remove to pull the frame off, i'd say 5 were stripped so badly that, in the end, i had to resort to cutting the heads off the bolts with a dremel. This, of course, led to chewing up the hinges pretty badly, so new KENTROL hinges are on there way, plus 16 extra torx bolts. When i went to remove the upper, passenger side roll bar from the inside of the frame, i found that the mounting bracket had broke right at the weld (where the tubular roll bar had been welded to the mounting bracket) so that's going to a friend with some welding know how . So finally, the frame with windshield is sitting on a card table, waiting to have the glass removed.

Of course, the lightest of touches cracks the glass. (New windshield ordered from Moriss4x4) End up pounding the glass out with a rubber mallet. Still have to clean all the old dried adhesive out of the channel.

This turned out to be more than i bargained for, for sure. But if i had taken it somewhere, I have to think i would be paying for tens of hours of labor.

Oh, that reminds me, anyone have a better solution than mounting the rear view mirror on the glass? I am thinking of putting it on the frame itself.

Thats all for now, ill post more as this progresses.
03-26-2013 11:33 AM
Hereford Hound
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I got my kit from quadratec.com. The sealant they offer is C.R. Laurence Windshield Urethane. $19.99 for 2 tubes and I assume that is all that is needed for one windshield. Quadratec Part No: 52152.08. From what I am told it is basically a glue/sealant.
Thanks YJ_JEEP, i just ordered that.

The reason i am doing it myself is the glass place in town had already done this for the guy i bought the jeep from. They did a horrible job, and when i brought it back to them, they said because i wasnt the same owner, they wouldnt re-do it for me.

So out of spite, im gonna do it myself. Hopefully this goes well.

My next project is putting in a MC 2150 carb.
03-26-2013 11:13 AM
YJ_JEEP
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Thanks for that. The box of seals and my Smittybilt seat cover arrived last night.

I ordered from Morris 4x4. I got an inner seal, outer seal, clips to hold the seal together, but there was no sealant. It would make sense to me that there would need to be a silicone or similar goop to seal the rubber to the glass/frame. Any suggestions would be great. I plan to start on this this weekend. I will post pics.

Thanks again
I got my kit from quadratec.com. The sealant they offer is C.R. Laurence Windshield Urethane. $19.99 for 2 tubes and I assume that is all that is needed for one windshield. Quadratec Part No: 52152.08. From what I am told it is basically a glue/sealant.
03-26-2013 10:45 AM
Hereford Hound
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I called around yesterday to see if I could find someone to install the windshield for me. Looks like it will run me between $75 to $130. With not finding anything cheaper I think that I will buy a heavy duty caulk gun (because "they" say its needed) and install it myself. I was hoping it would cost at the most $50.

Let me know how everything works for you. Besides hearing that the sealant was too much for a normal caulk gun. The seals are what worried me the most. Good Luck.
Thanks for that. The box of seals and my Smittybilt seat cover arrived last night.

I ordered from Morris 4x4. I got an inner seal, outer seal, clips to hold the seal together, but there was no sealant. It would make sense to me that there would need to be a silicone or similar goop to seal the rubber to the glass/frame. Any suggestions would be great. I plan to start on this this weekend. I will post pics.

Thanks again
03-26-2013 09:10 AM
YJ_JEEP
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Howdy, I am waiting for the UPS guy to deliver my new seals (Inside and outside) so i can reseal my windshield. I didn't get a new frame or glass. I think i will get the old glass out and then see if i'm gonna need to replace. It will be nice to be water resistant, at least.
I called around yesterday to see if I could find someone to install the windshield for me. Looks like it will run me between $75 to $130. With not finding anything cheaper I think that I will buy a heavy duty caulk gun (because "they" say its needed) and install it myself. I was hoping it would cost at the most $50.

Let me know how everything works for you. Besides hearing that the sealant was too much for a normal caulk gun. The seals are what worried me the most. Good Luck.
03-25-2013 02:23 PM
Hereford Hound
Windshield refit

Howdy, I am waiting for the UPS guy to deliver my new seals (Inside and outside) so i can reseal my windshield. I didn't get a new frame or glass. I think i will get the old glass out and then see if i'm gonna need to replace. It will be nice to be water resistant, at least.
03-25-2013 07:57 AM
sirchadley +1 on having it done.. pita without the right tools and a professional will warranty their work..
03-24-2013 07:23 PM
YJ_JEEP
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I put my windshield in and the Outer seal was a pain in the butt and shooting the Sealer that came with the kit was not that easy unless you have Proper gun, if you have two people its not that bad tho. if i had to do it again I would pay somebody probably
Thanks. Those are the problems i was assuming to run into. Going to make some calls tomorrow.
03-24-2013 05:12 PM
Florida yj I put my windshield in and the Outer seal was a pain in the butt and shooting the Sealer that came with the kit was not that easy unless you have Proper gun, if you have two people its not that bad tho. if i had to do it again I would pay somebody probably
03-24-2013 04:06 PM
YJ_JEEP
Installing windshield.

Getting ready to get my new windshield installed into a new frame. Any helpful tips or pictures? Wanting to make sure i do it right. Almost thinking of taking it to a professional.

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