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Re: [oletrucks] AD windshield replacement

To: b_rusnak@telusplanet.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] AD windshield replacement
From: ldfinley@juno.com
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 22:32:51 -0600
I replaced mine myself, using 1/2 of a clothes-pin as a tool.  It is
tedious, and no doubt the experts can do a more efficient job, but if
you're game, it can be done.  The corner windows were the most tricky, as
you have to stand outside the truck with one hand on the outside and one
hand on the inside.  Very, very carefully holding the glass steady with
one hand while you work it into the channels of the new gasket.

There is a final "bead" gasket that is worked into the main gasket that
really holds the glass in place.  My philosophy on vehicles is to never
let anyone else do something that you can do yourself.  At least if you
do it yourself, you know it will be done right.  For every one truly
talented automotive technician out there, there are probably 4 or 5
grease monkeys, who will positively cause more damage than good.  I've
been taken a few times by incompetents.  And I'm talking about places
that advertise on TV.

I got the glass gaskets from the "The Truck Shop" out of California. 
They have a nice catalogue for AD trucks, with many essential parts.

Good Luck!

1951 Chevy AD 5 Window


On Sun, 31 Oct 1999 23:03:23 -0700 "Brad Rusnak"
<b_rusnak@telusplanet.net> writes:
>With my experiences, leave that up to the pros. They have all the 
>tools and only takes them a little under 2 hours to put in the 2 
>front, 2
>corner and back windows.
>Brad Rusnak
>1949 Chev 1/2 Ton Deluxe Cab
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Dave P <my51truck@eudoramail.com>
>To: truck list <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
>Sent: Saturday, October 30, 1999 9:29 AM
>Subject: [oletrucks] AD windshield replacement
>> I recently purchased a '53 half ton. I even more recently discovered 
>the windshield gasket leaks like crazy. To those of you who have had a
>similar experience and tried replacing it on your own, was it fairly 
>Or, looking back, do you wish you would have just taken it to a shop 
>and let
>the pros earn their money?
>> TIA
>> Dave
>> wet in his '53
>> working on his '51
>> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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