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Eliminating the metal windshield trim aka rust maker

Old 10-29-2018, 07:58 AM
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I got a swiss 93 4runner 3vze. Would my vin help you?
Hey thanks! These guys are saying that:
a: there is a windshield "A", that uses plactic (chrome or black) "trim", that clips on.
b: there is a slightly larger window on the trucks that originally came with a rubber lip, not a "clip on" trim, for this a part number is lacking.

Your 93 seems to have the plastic trim. So your windshield will not have the part number they are looking for.

depiante Says "different entirely", but to me it looks just like my CA or CH Runners, plastic trim over glued windshield. :shrug:

This is the "non glue Version"?
56111-89130 LAMINATED GLASS, T=5.3
56121-89117 WEATHERSTRIP, WINDSHIELD
https://www.megazip.net/zapchasti-dl...glass-18016119

1988 TOYOTA HILUX (YN55R-JRQ)
STD ARL RHD RCB T1 1YC CBR MTM 4H CBU

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Old 10-29-2018, 04:31 PM
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56111-89130 Points to a Hilux windshield. Non-US market. I'd like to be able to find one of those.

Thanks for the info.
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replacement rubber windshield gasket for U.S. 1985 Toyota xtra cab 4x4

Ok folks, I purchased a new Toyota rubber windshield gasket from Toyhead Auto, sold as fitting my 1985 Toyota Xtra Cab 4x4 truck, to replace the stock rusting clips and trim, for a #FW471 size windshield. I've seen several photos on various forums showing this same gasket, http://toyheadauto.com/Toyota_Truck_...therstrip.html, also known as

Windshield rubber seal Toyota Hilux LN50 without Moulding Front 56121-89117

sold for non US market. Please can anyone report what windshield size/code is compatible with this gasket? My auto glass guy thinks the gasket WILL NOT FIT a #FW471 size windshield. He suggested it might fit a #FW623. NEED HELP from anyone who has successfully installed this gasket: what size windshieldis correct???

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Tom Skelton View Post
Ok folks, I purchased a new Toyota rubber windshield gasket from Toyhead Auto, sold as fitting my 1985 Toyota Xtra Cab 4x4 truck, to replace the stock rusting clips and trim, for a #FW471 size windshield. I've seen several photos on various forums showing this same gasket, http://toyheadauto.com/Toyota_Truck_...therstrip.html, also known as

Windshield rubber seal Toyota Hilux LN50 without Moulding Front 56121-89117

sold for non US market. Please can anyone report what windshield size/code is compatible with this gasket? My auto glass guy thinks the gasket WILL NOT FIT a #FW471 size windshield. He suggested it might fit a #FW623. NEED HELP from anyone who has successfully installed this gasket: what size windshield is correct???

Thanks!
Yeah, I am afraid we got had. A 471 will not work. I'll see if I can test a 623 on Monday, but I am not optimistic. The only people who have made a 471 work got out the grinder and made it fit.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:27 AM
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Talking Just get out the belt sander and do it...

I had two different glass installers come out and try to make an FW471 windshield work with the infamous rubber gasket. No, it doesn't work and it will never work. The windshield that works with the gasket is not available in the United States.

I took the truck to Safelight, and the installer (who is WONDERFUL) spent hours with me trying to make some king of universal trim work. He was not satisfied, and asked why not use the gasket. I explained it to him and he told me to just resize the window, so I could use the gasket. Then he told me how. So, here's what you want to do...
  1. You will want to remove a full 3/8 inch from the bottom, and 3/16 inch from each side.
  2. Super clean the glass.
  3. Lay it out using tape (see the picture).
  4. Put tape top and bottom because you will have to alternate sides often as you work.
  5. Make sure the tape is very well adhered. This helps prevent the inevitable chipping from running in too far.
  6. Put 80 grit paper on your belt sander.
  7. Keep the sander moving constantly, but not too fast.
  8. Start by breaking the sharp edge (called "seaming") of the glass on all three edges and rounding the top corners.
  9. Do this for top and bottom. This keeps the edges from chipping.
  10. You can use a random orbit sander to seam the edges also.
  11. Run your belt sander vertically (assuming the glass is horizontal), tipped forward a bit.
  12. Again, this is to keep from chipping the bottom edge.
  13. Turn the glass over and do the same from the other side.
  14. After about 5 million passses, you will end up with a slight point around the plastic layer in the glass.
  15. This point will probably be a bit chipped. Run the sander vertically to clean that up.
  16. You will now have new square edges top and bottom.
  17. Seam the edges, top and bottom, and repeat the entire process until you are at your tape line.
  18. Seam the edges one last time to clean up the chips.
  19. Install it using the old rope trick. Use heavier rope to avoid tearing the gasket.

Top picture is of seamed top edge. Bottom picture is shows the slight point around the plastic.


Taper your corners evenly. Lay it out with tape, top and bottom. Ensure the tape is very well adhered.


The end result. WAY better than a universal trim solution.

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Sanding the windshield to fit

I like that solution

How many days of sanding did it take?
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We went REALLY slowly, took 1/4 inch off the bottom and 1/8 of the sides. That took about 3 hours of steady work.

When we got it done, it was a bit too tight still (we tore the gasket putting it in) and so we pulled it out and took another 1/8 inch off the bottom. That took another couple hours.

I would say plan on spending four hours.

BTW, dry sanding glass is a dumb idea, but that was our only choice. If you have access to a wet sander, you will get it done in under an hour.
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Good to know, thank you!
Cover your mouth and nose to protect your lungs when sanding glass, that dust is dangerous.
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Do you by chance know where the windshield seal came from on your 4runner? Part number? Looks really good for this repair...
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Gasket for windshield

Mine's an 86 pickup, but it is the same for the 4runner of that generation. I got the gasket from here:

http://toyheadauto.com/Toyota_Truck_...therstrip.html

I have one with a slight, inconsequential tear that you can have for $25 plus shipping if you want to save a lot of money.

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Originally Posted by depiante View Post
Mine's an 86 pickup, but it is the same for the 4runner of that generation. I got the gasket from here:

http://toyheadauto.com/Toyota_Truck_...therstrip.html

I have one with a slight, inconsequential tear that you can have for $25 plus shipping if you want to save a lot of money.

Jim
Wow that's a great site - dash pads AND window gaskets! Got a pic of that inconsequential tear? I'm interested
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It's on the inside, near where the mirror attaches. It is covered by the headliner.



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