[DeTomaso] windshield problem
justingreisberg at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 5 20:40:23 EDT 2010
I re-installed my stock factory windshield with new weatherstrip (pretty sure from wilkinson). I first tried put-the-string-around the inner gasket and pull it through method, as reported by others on this forum in the past. not even close, but I cut up my fingers fighting with with sharp edges of the body. I then completely gave up the idea of using any sealer, and used a knife to remove a good deal of the inner gasket where it would not pull through. with lots of silicone spray, and 2 people pushing hard but not bashing, the windhshield eventually fit, although it sits up a tiny bit at one corner (only I notice) and there is no way it is waterproof. For a while, I was sure I was going to break it, and only the constant precautions from my assistant kept me from using a hammer.
The original windshield came out easily before I painted the car, so I suspect the new weatherstripping is significantly bigger. justin
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