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Re: questions installing a windshield...
Taken from a previous post, I couldn't have said it any better....
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Not a very complicated procedure. Put your new gasket around the new glass. Using a solution of dish washing detergent and very warm water, spray (or sprinkle) soapy water around your clean windshield opening.
Using a length of smooth rope, or medium gauge jacketed wire, loop around the new gasket IN the channel that the body grabs, with the overlap directly centered on the top. Spray the entire diameter of windshield with your warm (as warm as you can stand) soapy solution.
Place your wet dripping windshield assembly onto the windshield frame. Have an assistant hold the new glass and gasket in place, and you sit inside your truck and SLOWLY pull the cord/wire directly towards you. Work from one side, all the way around. The idea is to have the cord gently pull the lip that grabs the body into place. Warm water helps the rubber become more pliable, and the soap when dry will not harm anything, but greatly eases the stress of pulling rubber against metal.
Hope this helps
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