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Windshield Glass Replacement - Need Some Advice

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by 74CJ5 Renegade, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Sep 6, 2019
    74CJ5 Renegade

    74CJ5 Renegade Member

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    Sooo.... in removing my windshield to get some parts powder-coated I managed to crack the windshield glass.

    I called Safelite and fell out of my chair when I was quoted $440!!!!

    I found the glass on Quadratec for $139 or OC Auto Carpets for $85. (I think mine has the green tint)

    Fairchild Industries Replacement Windshield Glass for 68-75 CJ-5, CJ-6

    1968-1975 Jeep CJ5 WINDSHIELD, GREEN TINT | Online Store | Car & Truck Interior Carpet

    Any downside to the $85 glass????

    Is the weatherstrip seal two piece or one piece or is the seal the same but the first one does not include the locking strip?:

    Crown Automotive J0978995 Windshield Weatherstrip for 49-75 Jeep Vehicles

    1959-1975 Jeep CJ5 WEATHERSTRIP AND LOCKING STRI | Online Store | Car & Truck Interior Carpet

    How hard is it to remove / replace the glass? I will be doing it with the windshield lying on a table. Seems like the 'rope trick' is the best installation method.

    Easiest to just cut out the old gasket with a utility knife? Really no clue on the process.... my only experience with windshield replacement is what I have seen on the car restoration TV shows and a few YouTube videos!!!!!

    Thanks for the help!!!
     
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  2. Sep 6, 2019
    Iandavidh

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    There’s an article from the 90s that goes through a windshield replacement. I’ll go see if I can find it(y)
     
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    Iandavidh

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  4. Sep 6, 2019
    Alan28

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    For a half-windshield I paid 130 euros it was securit glass and 2 corners were round/curb this increase the price. Windshield in 2 parts for export tropicalised or something like that.
    It was some years ago still perfect.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2019
    PeteL

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    A lot of questions....

    As to "cheap" glass... I went that way (cheap ebay part) with my YJ last year.

    a) It was a very difficult install because the glass was "tight" in the opening.
    b) It has started to 'fog' in one spot near the bottom edge.
    c) I can't tell you if these things had anything to do with the purchase price.
    d) Next time I will pay to have it installed, that way at least I'll have someone else to blame.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2019
    jjdebarros

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    I went with a custom auto glass shop here in Spokane WA.
    I took them the replacement weatherstrip that I bought from Walcks, the old glass and my newly painted frame.
    They installed new glass (green tint) for $120.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2019
    mike starck

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    like wise here. Had a new glass installed by a local glass shop (State Auto Glass).Just in case someone local needs there service. The new glass was a very tight fit but they got it done. They said not to bother with seal next time as they have it in bulk. This was on the 1969. Under $150. Going to do the w/s on the Renegade this winter.Clean and paint frame (black) replace rubber seals and new glass.mike
     
  8. Sep 6, 2019
    sterlclan

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    local glass guy cuts all my flat glass sometimes he has used glass from storefronts or some other source that are really cheap.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2019 at 9:23 PM
    74CJ5 Renegade

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    I found a local glass installer who will do the installation for $125. I'm thinking I go with the more expensive glass and just get it installed.
     
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  10. Sep 12, 2019 at 8:53 AM
    Norcal69

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    When I broke my glass..... :censored:..... I took the the cracked glass to my local glass shop for a template. They cut me a piece of green tint safety glass.... looked just like the old one :shrug:. I think it was $50
     
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  11. Sep 12, 2019 at 11:47 PM
    74CJ5 Renegade

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  12. Sep 13, 2019 at 9:20 AM
    Norcal69

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    If you are using the lock strip type rubber you will definitely want to get the little tool for installing the lock strip. I fought mine for a couple hours, Steve's71 came over with a beer..... saw what I was doing and said he'd be right back. He returned with his tool and had the lock strip installed before I could find where he sat that beer down.....
     
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  13. Sep 15, 2019 at 1:37 PM
    sterlclan

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    it can be done with a flat screwdriver too....but I own the tool (square nose chevy days)
     

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