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New 74 Owner - Windshield support rust repair? (1/3)
 12/10/17 6:11pm
bkdyson
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Carroll, NH - USA

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1974 Stingray, L48, Automatic


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Just bought our first Corvette - 74.  Have some small rusted areas at the base of the windshield on both sides, It's a running/driving car so we want to make a few repairs over the winter, looking forward to driving around the "North Country" here in NH next year. Any suggestions on the windshield support repair will be greatly appreciated...  Yee-Ha off on a new adventure!!!
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Re: New 74 Owner - Windshield support rust repair? (2/3)
 12/10/17 10:05pm
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


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Best suggestion is to remove all of the trim on the inside of the windshield, and see just how bad the rust is...it may be worse than you think. I sure hope not, but these thing do rust, and major repairs can cost a pretty penny. Ouch

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Re: New 74 Owner - Windshield support rust repair? (3/3)
 12/10/17 10:49pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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If the windshield frame area is very rusty, you should check the frame itself especially in front of the rear wheel. This area has proven to be so bad that there are actually frame repair sections available through aftermarket suppliers.

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