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My friend works glass and he did pulled one for me and he had some tool that looked like a razor blade and he (first take off the trim) sliced all around the edges and in behind it. He said it's very hard to get a stock placed windshield out without breaking it( the bond is better, but others are easier especially if it was done crappy..
 

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If you don't care about the truck...

Take a sawzall and cut through the sheetmetal around whatever you can't cut free. Once it's out of the truck it'll be much easier to get to the tight places with adhesive left.

If you do care, taking the platic trim off the dash pillars might make it easier to get to the glue along the sides, since Toys usually have an especially hefty bead right at the bottom corners of the window glass.

Personally, I think the cut-it-out-with-a-sawzall method would be a hell of a lot of fun. Dress up like you're on Junkyard Wars and take lots of pictures for us. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></font>
 

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Best way remove the moulding around the glass.

Get some piano wire or similar push,between the the glass and pillar (into the rubber)

Get 2 pairs of multi grips one on each end and do a sawing motion around the window.

Better with 2 people unless your got arms like a monkey


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Just curious...Why do you want to take out an assumably good windshield? I have never been sucessful at taking one out without breaking it..but if you had the tools who knows.

[ 10-11-2001: Message edited by: Badazz4Runner ]
 

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hows about, I'm parting the truck out. pretty good reason <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Take a razor knive to it and cut it out. The Glaziers use these funny things called draw knives but a regular utility knife will do the trick..


Sounds like your going full steam ripping that poor thing apart.
 

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Hey Rich,
Yeah it should be gone before a week or two goes by, what are you doing on Sun? I think I'm gonna pull the motor/trans, I got a picker, but an extra hand is always nice. I'll buy the beer and pizza. They were pretty ruethless on me over on the chit chat board huh? But I think I held my own!
 

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dude , use a old hood release cable and a nice sunny day and your done in 5 minutes. try to pull cable away fom edge of glass and saw it out . works like a charm. never broke one yet <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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if it's the stock, original window you're fawked. The glue they use to put those in is a lot tougher than the aftermarket stuff.

otherwise cut the glue both from the back and the front with a utility knife, then use a piece of wire to "saw" it the rest of the way out. Be carefull not to catch the wire on the edge of the glass or pull up on the glass at all until it's completely cut loose. A guitar string works really well for this, `specially the roundwound strings.

ask vova how tough the stock glue is.

[ 10-12-2001: Message edited by: scottz ]
 

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I use wire with a piece of dowling at either end. I use any thin wire that`s sitting there , usually baling wire.

Take off any trim and rubber moulding .

Pick a corner and slowly slide the wire so it slides under the glass.And once it is under the glass slowly work it so the wire is from top to bottom. Then saw it back and forth and work the 2 wires to side of the truck.

It is really easy to do . I do it every time I build a race car.

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Yeah, I think you held your own. I might be able to give you hand on Sunday. I have to climb on my roof and rebuild part of my chiminy on Saturday and if that goes well I should be able to help out. I'll give you a call tomorrow.
 

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Yeah, Matt... you held out, and <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> right back! BTW, thanks for the urethane bumpstops, if you find that you want to give up the a-arms/bushings, when you said no-one would buy anyway, i'll take em off your hands whence the truck is apart fully, for some $$.

jon.
 

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Originally posted by scottz:
<STRONG>if it's the stock, original window you're fawked. The glue they use to put those in is a lot tougher than the aftermarket stuff.

otherwise cut the glue both from the back and the front with a utility knife, then use a piece of wire to "saw" it the rest of the way out. Be carefull not to catch the wire on the edge of the glass or pull up on the glass at all until it's completely cut loose. A guitar string works really well for this, `specially the roundwound strings.

ask vova how tough the stock glue is.

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Like Scott said it's fawkin hard as hell to get it out. We ended up breaking mine <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
just take your time and saw it with the wire.
good luck
 

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HEY...BADAZZ4RUNNER...
Is that the Cobray Logo?

Last windshield I removed was with a concrete bridge column.... <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0">
 

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Talk to Imuzme,he did a cleannice job removing his windshield at the clean up last weekend <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 
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