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Eliminating the metal windshield trim aka rust maker

Old 01-23-2010, 01:26 AM
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Mario, that looks real good. Gonna do mine.

Cool. Thanks for the info and $40 is cheap enough.
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any body order the gasket 56121-89117 from the link posted above?
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:26 AM
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well i orderer the gasket #56121-89117 from the link posted, i will see soon enough if its going to work or not.

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Old 05-02-2010, 04:59 AM
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so i got the gasket on thursday.
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i am not ready to install it just yet, i am trying to get the windshield channel ready.
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thanks for the link, I just changed my windshield and was looking for some molding..
you would have to take the windshield back out to use this one
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4beat, how much was that rubber molding delivered from Oz?
i need to re-seal my 86 asap (rain season almost here), is the rubber sealed in with urethane on both sides or how does the windshield stay in place? thx!
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:59 AM
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4beat, how much was that rubber molding delivered from Oz?
i need to re-seal my 86 asap (rain season almost here), is the rubber sealed in with urethane on both sides or how does the windshield stay in place? thx!
it was about 90.00 with shipping. and the gasket is kinda like a truck rear window gasket. it has a channel for the windshield and a channel for the pinch weld on the truck.
i think that when i am ready to have it put in, that i am just going to have safelite do it.
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I cleaned the area, installed the new windshield, then cut an old store credit card at the angle I wanted, filled the area with black silicone, smoothed with the credit card, then took a razor knife and touched it up..

sealed, may not be perfect but works..
lets see some pics. this is what i did, i replaced the parts with steel that where completely gone, filled all small pin holes with silver solder. then hit it with a wire wheel to get all the pit-marks clean and used multiple coats of jb weld to smooth all the pit marks out.
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i did sand that nub down on the top driver corner

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I am assuming that no glue is required with this aussie gasket? Like a rear pickup window? If so, I might have all chrome windshield trim for sale soon. Looking great 4beater! keep up the good work!
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Staceman1 View Post
I am assuming that no glue is required with this aussie gasket? Like a rear pickup window? If so, I might have all chrome windshield trim for sale soon. Looking great 4beater! keep up the good work!
i dont konw about the glue, thats why i am going to call safelite to have them put it in.
staceman thanks for the complements
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Question Keep us up to date on this!

I just called around about getting my windshield replaced, I got 2 quotes so far, $210 and $190 but I want to do this install, do you know if its the stock 88 windshield for use with this gasket???? Ive been running no trim for a few years after getting my truck painted, I hated the tacky 1980s chrome trim from day one, it looks like crap without it but better than it did with the chrome! Did you have any issues ordering the gasket from AU?
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I just called around about getting my windshield replaced, I got 2 quotes so far, $210 and $190 but I want to do this install, do you know if its the stock 88 windshield for use with this gasket???? Ive been running no trim for a few years after getting my truck painted, I hated the tacky 1980s chrome trim from day one, it looks like crap without it but better than it did with the chrome! Did you have any issues ordering the gasket from AU?
i sure hope that its the stock window. check the web site for the years. i had no issues, took about a week to get here. i'll know more once i have it in. i did take it and put it up to the window opening and the bottom was right, but the top was about 2 inches short.

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Was the shipping really $45? Im still waiting to hear back from Diamond autoglass about their price but Im thinking its going to be in the $200 ball park.. Im wondering how the gasket will work on the lower side, does it cover the wiper valance?? I know installing it with the gasket would be easy, Ive done air cooled VWs a few times, you put the gasket on the glass and put a piece of string in the groove, lube it with some dish soap, put the window in place on the outside and have someone hold it while you pull the string on the inside basically zipping the gasket to the body of the vehicle... I just cant find a new windshield, everyone wants to install it!
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:03 AM
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yes, shipping was 45.00. i paid 70.00 for my new window. i went to a friend that works at a body shop.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:22 AM
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Im going to hold out and see how yours turns out! I was looking at the inside of mine and Im just wondering if the top metal part of the dash along with the inside windshield pillar trim will be in the way of installing it... Keep me posted, I appreciate it!~ Matt
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wouldn't call Safelite- its a crap shoot

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i dont konw about the glue, thats why i am going to call safelite to have them put it in.
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staceman thanks for the complements
I have installed several with the black flexi trim- 20mm width and with a chrome flexi- just a touch narrower. Both have had great results and hold up over time- 8 plus years for the first I did (chrome). Number one is surface prep- aka rust removal. Proper use of the primers is also top priority, both in the pinchweld area and on the glass- a frit band must be painted on the glass to shield ultraviolet from the adhesive for the older frit free glass- a FW0598 already has the frit on it. Then the molding, with primer, must be glued to the glass, followed by the glass install. Done right it should look as good as brand new vehicles, no glue visible, no corner puckering, molding flat to the body. The gasket option works, but does weaken the structure, not good in an accident or rollover.
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so for the windshield gurus out there, stock, my 88 has that ridiculous chrome trim, so is there any rubber gasket under there at all? or is it just glued in, as the local glass guy says, and then the chrome is snapped on?
and does anyone have a part number or a place to source a universal rubber trim instead of the chrome? and when you use this, it is still glued in, or no?
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