26 coupe windshield glass removal

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Kbailey02
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26 coupe windshield glass removal

Post by Kbailey02 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:18 am

working on a 26 coupe and trying to figure out how to remove windshield glass to have safety glass put in ......... thanks in advance for any help


Rich in Colorado
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Re: 26 coupe windshield glass removal

Post by Rich in Colorado » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:00 am

Keith,

I did a post a while back on how I removed/replaced the glass from my center door. Should be the same, or similar windshield. Link to post below.

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic. ... 068#p61068

Good Luck

Rich
Rich in Colorado
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Re: 26 coupe windshield glass removal

Post by Kbailey02 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 am

thank you....... just got it...... now hopefully the glass shop can do a good install on new one.....also, any input on frame color?????? lots of people do body color but after removing glass im pretty sure frame was originally black


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Re: 26 coupe windshield glass removal

Post by Chris Barker » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:32 am

My '26 Coupe has a steel frame in two parts, a wide 'U' and a closing piece. Held together by some small screws at two of the corners. These all came out and then I was able to separate the frame parts and gently pull the frame from the glass.

I bought some thin rubber strip (about 0.050" thick?) to fit round the new glass, but I had to cut it to width so that it just shows when in the frame.
Clear silicone seal not only seals but helps lubricate while assembling. I think the new glass is 6mm, but my memory may be incorrect.
It's tricky to get it all back in, but I managed and the end result is fine.

My frame is body colour - the previous owner's choice, but I think that you are right in thinking that they were black, along with the dash panel.

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