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Rookieracer76
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted December 30, 2002 09:08 PM
I'm getting a new car ready and had a few questions. Thanks!

Whats the best way to take out the windshield? (without a hammer..lol)

Whats the best way to get rid of the black glue stuff the hold the windows on?

wheres the best place to cut the roof posts?

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 30, 2002 10:47 PM UIN: 54865418
talk to your local parts dealer they sell knifes that are mde for windsheild removal another option we use is use a sawzal and an old dull blade that is kindy tricky but it works on the front anyway. we use a heat gun to warm up the tar and take it off with a scraper or we have also used dry ice and froze it and chipped it away an ait chisle works good as well if you don't let it get away from you as for cutting the posts there is a seam on the front posts that makes for a good reference point if you ever go to reskin it with another shell on the rears it realy doesn't matter where you cut i've seen guys cut um hi and low bolth work ok

LUBEGUY07
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 156
posted December 30, 2002 10:57 PM
i take the windsheild out with a window knife i bouth from snap-on it was under 20 dollars and works good, but i used to work in a body shop so ive taking a few out lol. As far as the black glue, the easyest way i found ia after u got the window out ,let the car sit out side overnight, if it gets cold there like it does here in iowa then it comes off pertty ez . the best way to cut the roof post is like 17 j said good luck


bryanb30
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted December 31, 2002 08:38 AM
poke a little hole where you can get a piece of wire or old guitar string, between the window and the frame and you and a friend just work it around the windshield works good for me!!

juni
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted December 31, 2002 06:45 PM
I have used the cable wire off the adjustable side mirror it worked great, slip it under the edge of the windsheild use two pairs of vise grips and get a buddy to help saw it back and forth and it will usually come out for you. And wear gloves

One87Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted December 31, 2002 07:30 PM
i've used a torch to get the glue nice and hot and then just push the window out. make sure to wear long sleeves and gloves because the glue is HOT!! I usually cut the posts low so I don't bang myself up on the posts while i'm in and out of the car.

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted December 31, 2002 07:54 PM
theres a seam on the back also covered with lead just drill out the spot welds and your ready for new quarters, they are offset where they overlap.

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted January 06, 2003 01:17 PM
Pay a body shop or glass man to remove it. Usually $15 to $20 and they hual off the glass. After doing several with all the ways listed I ain't about to take a car off the trailer until THEY do it.

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted January 06, 2003 02:21 PM
another trick i've seen is a knife in a big soldering iron it goes thru the rubber and glue like it's warm butter really does a good job and easy.

1970z28
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted January 06, 2003 06:41 PM
i agree with redneck bubbas. i had a glass installer remove mine on the monte carlo. he took them back to his shop and found a man who bought them. we split the money and he didnt even charge me a dime. its nice to have friends in low places..

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