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    L-body windshield installation

    I'm getting ready to reinstall the windshield on my 86 GLHS. I found a now obsolete install kit ( mopar 4057957 ) I guess this kit uses the old butyl seal that I would rather not use. I would like to use urethane ( I've done plenty of windshields at the dealership) Is there a shim kit or does anyone know the spacer thickness so I can sent the glass in at the correct dept? any other tips would be great.

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    Re: L-body windshield installation

    Reverse engineer it..??..about the best way. If you have 3d printer could 'kind of' reproduce what was installed new. I know I know....Mr Obvious! Could try https://www.prp.com/ if possible send us your end result(s), good luck.

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    Re: L-body windshield installation

    I set a bead of 5/16 butyl tape around the pinch weld close to the opening and then run a bead of 3M Window Weld Urethane around the outside of the butyl.
    The butyl tape keeps the glass in the proper position. Urethane seals it tight.

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    Re: L-body windshield installation

    I set a bead of 5/16 butyl tape around the pinch weld close to the opening and then run a bead of 3M Window Weld Urethane around the outside of the butyl.
    The butyl tape keeps the glass in the proper position. Urethane seals it tight.

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    Re: L-body windshield installation

    i just did mine earlier in teh year restoring my GLH. Just urethaned it in, the inside has a bit of overflow but its did well. Bring the car was originally butyl, there is no channel for the urethane.

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    Re: L-body windshield installation

    Good to read how others managed this, my Lancer is due but waiting until warmer weather. Is this in knowledge centre....?...gonna look. Could own/refurbished best trubo-dodge ever but with a smashed windshield=with huge black eye and a ticket if ever driven.

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    Re: L-body windshield installation

    This makes sense to me!!

    A friend recently had his GLH windshield replaced with urethane only and it's very messy inside.

    I cautioned him about this but the installer promised it would look factory correct. IT DOES NOT

    Your post makes sense to me!!

    Thanks
    Randy



    Quote Originally Posted by ajakeski View Post
    I set a bead of 5/16 butyl tape around the pinch weld close to the opening and then run a bead of 3M Window Weld Urethane around the outside of the butyl.
    The butyl tape keeps the glass in the proper position. Urethane seals it tight.


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