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Old 04-05-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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1959 windshield install

I just got done painting my cab and I wanted to install the windshield before I mounted the cab on the frame, I was wondering if anybody had any tricks or tips.This is on a 1959 Apache.I noticed that there is a extra flap of rubber part way around on the inside of the rubber seal,I'm not sure where on the windshield this is placed.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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Re: 1959 windshield install

Do you have the rubber for the chrome strip? There is an extra slit for it. As for any tips, soap and a string. Put the rubber on the glass, put a nylon cord in the grove of the rubber (soap it up good first) that laps over the pinch weld of the truck. Set the glass on the truck, get the rubber over the pinch weld on the bottom, then start pulling the string from the in side of the cab (it helps to have some one on the outside holding presser on the glass) and it should pop right in. Now if you have the stainless trim, it's alittle harder, but put the stainless in the rubber before you put it on the truck. I'm sure if you searched on youtube you could find a how to link.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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Re: 1959 windshield install

Thanks, mine is the standard model without the chrome strip. But I'm a little confused about how the rubber strip goes on the glass, there is a extra flap of rubber part way around it and I'm not sure where you place it on the glass.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:58 PM   #4
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Re: 1959 windshield install

the part with out the extra flap goes on the bottom next to the dash. Be sure to center it, for it will be the same on each side. There is a metal trim piece that covers alot of the rubber next to the dash and that extra rubber flap starts where the trim stops. If that make any sents.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:38 PM   #5
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Re: 1959 windshield install

Thank you very much, that helped a lot.My gasket seems a little bit small , but I guess you stretch it as you go.
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Maybe these will help.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:47 PM   #7
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Also get the rubber warm. Put it the sun to make it nice and pliable.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:50 AM   #8
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Re: 1959 windshield install

I ordered a new rubber gasket, no matter how hard I tried I could not get it to go on the windshield . The windshield and the gasket came with the truck when I bought it.I don't know how old that gasket is , but it was to small to fit on the windshield. Great pics! Thank you for taking the time to send them, I see now how it is suppose to fit.

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