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donfaber
Don Faber
Columbus, IN
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Main British Car:
1979 MGB 3.9L Rover V8

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Windshield lower seal
Posted by: donfaber
Date: April 20, 2020 09:44PM

My "virus" project is changing the lower windshield seal. Windshield is out and I am "experimenting" using all the techniques found in the many articles and YouTube videos. What's the "best" technique? Does NAMBGR have an article in the archives of.the driver somewhere (I am a member)? Thanks!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Windshield lower seal
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 21, 2020 10:56AM

Hey Don - the more you ask the more different answers you'll get. Net is lots of dish soap & effort. Ideally having 2 people helps so one can hold the frame rail while the other pushes/pulls the seal through, but I've done it by myself a couple of times so it can be done. There's no easy way I've ever heard but if you have patience & pay attention to how the seal is moving, you'll get it done (I've done about 10 over the years).

Best way to get it done is get started ;)


donfaber
Don Faber
Columbus, IN
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1979 MGB 3.9L Rover V8

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Re: Windshield lower seal
Posted by: donfaber
Date: April 21, 2020 02:55PM

Thanks, Rob! Do you pull the side frame off, or start where the two screws on the bottom are?

When I get done, I want to drive down with my wife and see your car - you do some great work!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Windshield lower seal
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 22, 2020 12:24AM

I've only done it when replacing the glass, so had the frame apart. I think it'd be harder with the frame assembled. If you tried to start it at the screw cut aways, I think it'd have a tendency to pop out.

If Covid clears up enough such that the meet doesn't have to be rescheduled, I'll be in St Louis for this year's get together in June. You ought to come too. Not too far for you.


donfaber
Don Faber
Columbus, IN
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Main British Car:
1979 MGB 3.9L Rover V8

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Re: Windshield lower seal
Posted by: donfaber
Date: April 22, 2020 08:23AM

We'll see what happens - thanks for all the help!


donfaber
Don Faber
Columbus, IN
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10/31/2007 10:53PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 3.9L Rover V8

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Re: Windshield lower seal
Posted by: donfaber
Date: May 17, 2020 03:30PM

Hand soap, effort, and a good wife! Done! Thanks, Rob


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2686 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Windshield lower seal
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 18, 2020 05:49PM

If she helped with it, she's definitely a keeper!!

Mine's helped me with a couple of them.



donfaber
Don Faber
Columbus, IN
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Main British Car:
1979 MGB 3.9L Rover V8

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Re: Windshield lower seal
Posted by: donfaber
Date: June 08, 2020 02:12PM

Done today! Thanks for all the suggestions! The biggest thing I learned was "don't tighten any windshield to car bolts until all are started."

Cheers - Don


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