Windshield Fitting

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John Vardanian
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Windshield Fitting

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 am

Is it easier to fit the glass and seal along with the chrome bezel (altogether) or is it better to fit the glass and seal first then snap in the bezel? My glass guy wants to do the latter, but, I remember removing the glass, seal and bezel, all together. Would appreciate some experienced advice. Thanks.

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Re: Windshield Fitting

Post by Timo » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:49 am

Assuming the car in question is a PF C. or GTL and assuming trim molding is embedded to rubber seal in similar fashion as it is in Daytona, all three (glass, seal & molding) are assembled and then installed together.

A lot of different variations do exist, depending on make/model/year/etc.

Finally, assuming my above assessment applies and your glass guy has seen the set-up, it might be advisable to look for another (more experienced) installer.
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Re: Windshield Fitting

Post by John Vardanian » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:52 am

Thanks Timo. I tend to think that is the way to do it as well, since that is how it came out.

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Re: Windshield Fitting

Post by tyang » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 am

It is impossible (at least in my opinion) to install the chrome trim after the windshield is installed. The pressure of the window frame against the gasket and the glass will not allow the chrome trim to go into the channel. There is a small groove the trim hooks into that keeps everything in place.

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Re: Windshield Fitting

Post by John Vardanian » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:41 am

Thanks Tom. Hearing this from you and Timo gives me such relief. I stayed up at night worrying about bending those delicate bezels. I do remember removing both windows the tree pieces as one.

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