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wenee9w
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted July 06, 2005 08:21 AM  
What is the best way to remove windshield,rear glass and opera windows?And clean up the "goo"? thanks

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robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted July 06, 2005 02:27 PM  
hammer and a shop vac,lol,i usually try to pull them out but in the end it always ends up the same,the goo i usually heat the metal behind it with a torch real quick and it comes off with a s****er pretty easy

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 06, 2005 04:24 PM  
I have heard that brake fluid helps to break down the glue. I tried it last year and it didnt seem to work to good. Most of the time I sit in the front seat and kick out the front glass. When you find out how to get out the back glass without busting it, let me know.

racer50
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted July 06, 2005 08:04 PM  
.035 piano wire works good. remove any mouldings or trim inside and out. cut away a small section of sealer between the windshield and roof and stick the piano wire from the inside to the cutout section with needle nose pliers pull out a 2 ft section use vice grips on both ends inside and out with a buddy start a sawing motion and cut around the windshield works pretty good

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted July 07, 2005 05:14 AM  
You can use a strand of e-brake cable.

Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted July 07, 2005 08:48 AM  
We use a windshield knife made for doing it.We buy them from a place here for about 7 bucks cdn.

DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted July 07, 2005 09:06 AM  
I use to work in a glass shop for four years so all the guys around here call me when they are building a car. All I use is a cold cut-out knife. Its just a regular windshield cut out tool. I cut the front and back out with it. Being the back is tempered glass you have to be extremely careful, dont not twist the knife...one nick in the tempered glass and it will shatter. Ive cut out 9 back glasses in the past 2 years and havent broken a single one...just luck. Call your local auto glass place and just ask them the easiest way to do it. Tell em its for a stock car, maybe theyll come and do it for a sponsorship? Good luck, glass work take a different breed to do it.

racenmotorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted July 07, 2005 07:41 PM  
I'm lucky, my brother-in-law is a windshield guy. It cost me a dinner when he visited and about 10 minutes to get it out. They sell the knife at autozone and advanced for about 7 bucks I think. Safe way to get it out and no little parts.

purestock71
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted July 08, 2005 11:08 AM  
I have found that an air chisel will take the glass out fast, then use a torch to burn the left over glue and a shop vac to clean up the mess.

P.S. Never let your 74 yoa Dad throw a brick at the windshild, they miss and get to put the first dent in the new car...

Ed

nice_guy_wi
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted July 12, 2005 03:41 PM  
We mastered glass removal back in the demolition derby days. Leave all the windows up in the car, and wait till you have a 90 plus degree day. Windshield, get 2 guys in the front seat and simply kick it out. When they are that hot they come out pretty easy. For the side and rear windows. Put an old blanket over the seat and one outside the car on the ground. Then take a small piece of porcelain and throw it lightly at the window. They will explode into pieces about a third the size of a dime and fall straight down. Roll blankets up and shake into garbage then a few minutes with shop vac and you are set. For the goo, a gasket s****er works well.

97dirt
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted July 12, 2005 05:01 PM  
BFH

doubletrouble racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted July 12, 2005 09:57 PM  
I was in the process of carefully removeing the glass(my thought make a few bucks on Ebay) when the shop owner came over with a baseball bat and started swinging......took about 1 min and glass was gone

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