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5/23/10 4:16pm - Original Message: 'Windshield'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

Joined: 1/26/2010
Posts: 113
Anybody replaced their windshield? The one on my Vette looks like buba cleaned it with a brillo pad!
Thanks!


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5/23/10 9:18pm - Reply: 'Windshield'
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Waterford, MI - USA

Vette(s):
1973 Red coupe

Joined: 9/13/2002
Posts: 1675
I had mine replaced a few years back cuase of a operator error, I broke it after putting my hood back on correctlly. A local shop had one in stock at the time, I don't believe it has the correct etchings for judging contests.

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5/24/10 12:24pm - Reply: 'Windshield'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

Joined: 5/24/2007
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I takes a bit of a special tool to remove the trim.  Then just force a wire through the putty, and drag it all the way around to cut the old one out.  Some people just lay on the seat and push with their feet, which breaks the glass, but sometimes gets it out.  Then clean the mating surface very clean, and touch up any paint while it is apart.  Use a good quality seal and set it back in place.  Put it in the sun for a while, then firmly push down on the glass all around.Reinstall the trim and you are done. 

Larry


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5/24/10 6:39pm - Reply: 'Windshield'
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Newton, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

Joined: 1/26/2010
Posts: 113
Thanks guys! Now to find one...

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5/24/10 6:58pm - Reply: 'Windshield'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

Joined: 1/27/2004
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I had mine done buy one of those companies that do it at your house. It cost me $110 and came out perfect, they did a super job.
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5/24/10 9:38pm - Reply: 'Windshield'
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Hillsboro, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1981 beige/bronze

Joined: 3/2/2008
Posts: 147
I have checked into it and went to my local auto glass place and he said he could order it and have it the next day for about 175.00 installed. If you can get one the next day in Hillsboro, Tx you should be able to get one anywhere


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