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Where is the best place to get windshield glass for a 75 CJ?
If I buy localy (Charlotte) what is a good price? Installed/uninstalled?

What is a good price for a frame w/ glass in it. I think I can fix my frame but I haven't tried yet.


Just looking for a general idea of what you all I'm in for.

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Re: CJ front glass

Any auto glass shop should be able to cut it for you, and install it if you want. Call a few and get some quotes.

Installing it isn't difficult if you know the trick - put a cord, like a curtain pull, in the groove of the gasket, and you can pull it right into the frame.

The trick is keeping it from leaking. I don't know that trick yet. I hope somebody jumps in with it, and also how to get the glass out without damage so that it can be sealed.

It's not easy to find a good used frame - they are usually one of the first pieces attacked by the rust monster.
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The trick is keeping it from leaking. I don't know that trick yet.


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The place that installed mine used the sealant (not silicone but I can't remember what it was) between the glass and the seal. Then he installed it in the frame and used the sealant between the seal and the frame on the outside. The chiltons manual shows the sealant between the glass and seal and between the seal and frame but I don't see how to get the sealant in the groove between the seal and frame without making a major mess when pulling the cord to install it. Mine doesn't leak.
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Re: CJ front glass

I had a bud install a new glass in Mossy... he used Butyl "Bedding Compound" and it doesn't leak a drop. He said it's very common in the glass installers circle and available from them. While it's the nastiest stuff ever to get off your hands, it never fully cures (hardens) and remains pliable for years (About the consistancy of roofing tar....). He said it's the "secret" to sealing up windshields...

He's in Asheville &amp; I can send you his contact info if'n you'd like.

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Re: CJ front glass

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Triumph Auto Glass does it here in Charleston for about $100 installed. You need to get the gasket yourself though and have it when they come to install it. They are about the cheapest we have found. There probably is one in Charlotte, they are a national chain.
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It cost me 35.00 for a new windshield at the glass shop. I let them use my old one for a template. Tint was about 10 more.
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Actually pulling the string doesn't make a mess at all. It is when you need to go back and goop a little more around the outside between the glass and the gasket that really causes the mess. I suppose you could goop it up good and then let it firm up and go back and razor knife it, it would come out ok. But as far the string trick goes, it works EXCELLENT. Very simple and doesn't make a mess at all.
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Actually pulling the string doesn't make a mess at all.

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If you put the sealant in the groove with the string as shown in the Chilton's manual, it will make a mess.

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Actually, it doesn't make a mess like you think. I also thought that most of the goop would get pulled out with the string. Its not what happened though. Yes, you get a little goop on the string, but almost all of it stays on the gasket. The only real mess you make is on your hands, none of it ended up on the jeep.(except on the outside where we reglued the gasket the glass after it was installed.
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