On Fri, 29 Dec 1995, Alan Wilson wrote:
> > The time has come for me to replace my 72 MGB/GT winshield. Last night
> > I picked up all new rubber, chrome, and a nice tinted winshield. I've
> > never tried to put in a winsheild before, but all of my friends have
> > been telling me that it can be a BIG PAIN.
> > So, what do all of you think? Can me and a couple of buddies do it, or
> > should I take it all to a glass shop, and pay them $50 or so to do it
> > for me?
I did it my self, and I would have a glass shop do it for 50 bucks if I
ever had to replace the damn thing again. Getting the trim strips in the
big rubber grommet in the appeture was a real Pain!
> I did my '69B. It was a bit of a pain, but not that hard. The windshield
> removes with two bolts on each side of the car. I had to drill a couple
> of rivits to get to the bolts, but no problem.
Bzzt- wrong. The GT winshield is completely different.
> Once the windshield and frame is on the bench, it is not too difficult
> to replace the glass and rubber around the glass. It is a bit messy
> if you use large amounts of sealer. The real fun comes when you try
> to reinstall the new glass and frame on the car. It takes at least
> two people to push to frame down (and compress the new rubber under
> the frame) to that the bolts can be reinstalled.
> I would worry about taking it to a glass shop that does not know what
> they are getting into. The installation is very different from a
> typical car!