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Technical Installing a Shoebox windshield all by yourself

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by '49 Ford Coupe, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. hacknwhack
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 481

    from mass

    Thanks for sharing.
    great ideas

    One thought...
    I always have installed the stainless trim into the seal BEFORE putting it on the glass.
    Just easier that way.

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  3. Really ? Dang I have no idea how that could work , but if you say so . ...
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  4. Nice job. I like the suction cups idea, since I'm usually in the garage by myself any mechanical advantage is good.
  5. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,960

    from Finland

    Thats a good info,thanks for sharing!
  6. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,154

    Atwater Mike

    Always did VWs that way. Used waterless hand cleaner and 12 gauge coated (red) automotive wire!
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  7. For you "workin' alone" guys, I've also used "blind nuts" to secure things when you can't get to the other side of a panel to start/hold a nut on the other side. If the forces aren't real important but you don't like the idea of a sheet metal screw, Lowe's has rubber/neoprene based expansion blind nuts that work like a champ. 1/2" hole, pop it in, tighten it up. I experimented with a "destructive test" and I was surprised at how strong they are. And I'll be dead before the rubber gives out...... maybe... ahahah

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