That's interesting. Of course when I did the windshield myself I was
restoring the car that's why I had I off the car. In fact my "workshop"
for the windshield was my living room.
I had no idea that you could slide the glass in from the top. The glass
shop did tell me that I would have to take the car to them as opposed to
them coming to me. I will be interested in seeing how it is done,
especially when they have to get those little screws in the top frame
If I take my insurance coverage out of the equation it only costs about
$50.00 more to have the job done by a professional than if I do it
myself! I think glass prices are about $120 and the glass shop charges
Larry Hoy (MGB.Roadster@juno.com)
Denver, CO USA
1969 MGB Roadster
1987 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas
On Tue, 27 Jan 1998 12:31:44 -0500 email@example.com (John
>I've discovered that the biggest autoglass/windshield replacement
>here does the job by taking the upper bar off the frame and inserting
>windshield by sliding it into the gasket. They then reassemble the
>That's how they did mine after I had gone to the trouble of taking the
>dismounted assembly to them. I didn't install it myself because they
>the best price and it included installation. They told me they could
>done it right on the car and saved me much anguish. Of course, I wanted
>replace the lower gasket as well so I still had to dismount it.
>>Let's see. When I restored my car I replaced the windshield myself. I
>>will never do it again. In fact, it is cracked right now. I am going
>>call my insurance company and let a glass shop do it. This may be one
>>job on a B roadster that it pays to have someone do. I think that the
>>glass shop will probably lose money and I will keep my sanity.
>>Larry Hoy (MGB.Roadster@juno.com)
>>Denver, CO USA
>>1969 MGB Roadster
>>1987 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas
>>On Tue, 27 Jan 98 15:25:50 UT "doug russell"
>>>Hey, this would be a good time to hear from those of you who have
>>>pleasure of replacing the windshield or frame or gaskets. I need to
>>>the frame and glass on my 69 Beater cause the windshield has a three
>>>crack and will not pass the safety inspection.
>>>How about it - any of you Avenger, Dr. Who or Beer fans got any
>>>Still in the FZ camp myself
>>>From: firstname.lastname@example.org On Behalf Of Blake Wylie
>>>Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 2:05 AM
>>>To: John McEwen
>>>Cc: Kai Radicke; email@example.com
>>>Subject: Re: Most painful MGB procedure?
>>>At 10:28 PM 1/26/98 -0500, John McEwen wrote:
>>>>3. Replace the gasket under the windshield frame *
>>>Ouch! Mine is going to have to be replaced very soon. Any tips on
>>>this...just like the guy asked originally, but I haven't seen any
>>>yet...*ahem* :P heh
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