[DeTomaso] windshield problem

hemipanter at hemipanter.se hemipanter at hemipanter.se
Tue Jul 6 02:47:13 EDT 2010

When I mounted the front window on Peders car using new weatherstrip It
looked like the new weatherstrip was to tight fit to mount the window. I
had an old original weatherstrip that made the mounting much more easy.

> 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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