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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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1968 Windshield and trim installation

Hey guys my son and I are restoring a 1968 Camaro coupe. When we bought the car it was in a million pieces and we are now trying to get it back together. When we installed the windshield we used the rolled up 3M butyl. Do you put anything on the outside of the window before installing the trim? Also I bent up the trim trying to install it.....it had gaps between the edge of the trim and the glass. Can anyone help me by telling me what I am doing wrong?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 08:54 AM
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Re: 1968 Windshield and trim installation

Do a "search" as there are many threads on this subject, including opinions on which type of sealer to be used.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 09:05 AM
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Butyl? Ouch. Sounds like you need new clips and a gentler hand. GM or repro garbage molding? There should be no reason for damage upon installation of GM moldings with good clips.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1968 Windshield and trim installation

They are repro garbage i guess. Its my first project car. I have new clips but when I got them on there was a gap between the molding and the glass. I bent them up by trying to correct the gap.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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I did a search but couldn't find what I am looking for. Any help?
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 09:21 AM
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Buy GM moldings. There's a guy on E-Bay who sells them often for $275(?). Or buy used and polish them yourself. Some of the vendors sell junk clips too.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1968 Windshield and trim installation

OK. Not the first lesson I have learned the hard way.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 09:15 PM
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Re: 1968 Windshield and trim installation

Well, from my learnings here @ TC, butyl is not the proper method for glass installation.....however many have done it that way. And some of us ,including myself have backfilled with urethane. What thickness of butyl did you use ? 3/8" should give you the proper height and a flush molding fit.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 12, 05:55 PM
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Re: 1968 Windshield and trim installation

As Garfields said, 3/8 is the right stuff. It sounds like you found and used something smaller , or you used the wrong clips that were to high. The clips should have been just a little lower than the edge of the opening , about the thickness of the trim pieces..
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