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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Which is the easiest/cheapest? My windshield "exploded" today so I need a new one. Is it best to replace a whole frame, or just the glass. I know they are both fairly easy to find, but I have never installed either. Thanks...and by the way, anyone have one they want to get off their hands.

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Re: broken windshield

State farm insurance down here in florida is required to replace windshields if they are broken.. Check with you're insurance company..

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Re: broken windshield

I've replaced my windshield, frame and all, and it is quite simple to do. Just remove the black plastic caps over the brackets and remove the screws. It doesn't attach to the dash, so you don't need to remove it.
I have also replaced a windshield on a Jeep, also not too tough a job, but you gotta be sure to get it sealed good.
I'd go with whichever you can find at the best price - you're looking at about the same amount of work either way. HTH
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Re: broken windshield

replacing the hole thing is the easyest frame and all! the windshield its selfis a boger to get out and sometimes to get in and you dont want to braek a new glass

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Re: broken windshield

if your frame is good just get a new glass. they run 65.00 bucks here in texas and it only takes about tem mins. to put it in. if you don't have any experience with glass, just get them to put it in. it shouldn't cost more than 20 bucks later mike

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Re: broken windshield

when I replaced the windshield, I just took the old windshield to a glass place and had them
cut one, it is just a flat piece of glass.
just be carefull not to ruin the rubber gasket the windshield is in, you can reuse it...

to put the winshield in, put the glass in the rubber gasket, and run a 3/16 rope or smaller around the outside,
with the starting and ending part of the rope hanging out towards the back.
I had the two ends hanging in the center of the top.
get someone to hold the glass up to the frame and you basically remove the rope inside the vehicle.
this gets the gasket around the frame without breaking the glass.

it went really slick and I did it for about $50 bucks or something like that.

hopefully this makes since?



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Re: broken windshield

Thanks for all the replies, but a little crack coming from one of the wiper mount holes has made my decision for me. With my luck, the arm would fly off right in the middle of a rain storm if I didn't take care of it. So, I will ask again...Anyone have windshield frame with glass in decent shape for sale?

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