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Re: Windshield cowl rubber install ?\'s
I did my '92 last spring, not too difficult. Hardest part was removing the torx bolts where the top of the windshield attaches to the roll bar. PITA ended up drilling them out and replacing them with regular hex head bolts. Anyhow, after you fold down the windshield and remove the old rubber, be sure to clean both mating sides (windshield side and body side) of steel before you put on the new one. I put a few beads of silicone caulk on mine when I installed it to make sure it didn't leak. I put the caulk on the tub side, then laid out the rubber, then laid a few beads of silicone on top of the rubber, then tilted up the windshield. Be careful when tilting up the windshield wo you don't move it out of position.
A little side note: When I got my new rubber, it needed to be stretched a little to fit correctly. After I put a few beads of silicone on the tub side and laid out the rubber, I stretched it a little and taped it to the outside of the tub with a small piece of masking tape, then stretched the other side and did the same. Then proceed with the top half. That way it held in position good too while I tilted up the windshield.
Mine still had a small gap on each side at the end of the rubber, I just filled up the gaps with some silicone, let it harden, trimmed it with a utility knife, and away I went.
I still have rain getting in somehow, If anyone else has any ideas where it would enter, let me know. Somehow it is coming in under the dash, don't ask me how it gets there, cuz' the air vent is completely sealed. Maybe a pihole in the joint between the vertical part of the cowl and the horizontal part where the vent is on top of the cowl??? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]