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oldbagpipe Alec Buchan
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Blue Caboose"
1966 Triumph TR4A
1967 Triumph TR4A
1968 Triumph TR250 "The 'Project"
I am working on a TR4 I picked up and will be getting it resprayed before I send it down the road. Its got a cracked windshield and I do have a replacement glass. However, I'd like to respray it with all the chrome and glass removed. Is taking the glass out something a 'layman' can do, or is this something for the glass shop (short of taking a hammer to it)?

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CJimJ Jim J
Tigard, OR, USA   USA
Just cut the seal and lift the glass out. The old seal shouldn't be reused so there's no point in trying to save it.

Jim

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tapkaJohnD John Davies
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK   GBR
Wot he said.
But save the "chrome" insert finisher to the rubber seal, unless you KNOW you can get another. What you have is a bit short anyway -the joint where the ends meet should be as narrow as poss, with finisher over it. And, it should be at the top of the screen!

John



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oldbagpipe Alec Buchan
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Blue Caboose"
1966 Triumph TR4A
1967 Triumph TR4A
1968 Triumph TR250 "The 'Project"
Thank you much.

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
That existing "chrome" finisher shown in the picture is way too short anyway, so just get a replacement. Available from the usual suppliers.



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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tapkaJohnD John Davies
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK   GBR
In reply to # 1597303 by grubscrew That existing "chrome" finisher shown in the picture is way too short anyway, so just get a replacement. Available from the usual suppliers.

There's an echo in here!
J.

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oldbagpipe Alec Buchan
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Blue Caboose"
1966 Triumph TR4A
1967 Triumph TR4A
1968 Triumph TR250 "The 'Project"
Thank you...thank you...

This is my first time dealing with an actual windshield as my race cars don't have one, and I have yet to do anything with my 'street' cars. Boy, pulling the engine/tranny is quite a bit more work when you have to deal with all this interior 'stuff'. I can't decide if I should keep the 8-track?

Thanks again.

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oldbagpipe Alec Buchan
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Blue Caboose"
1966 Triumph TR4A
1967 Triumph TR4A
1968 Triumph TR250 "The 'Project"
Worked well, thank you.


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Vila Robert Beers
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA   USA
1933 Chevrolet Master "The 33"
1962 Triumph TR4 "The TR4"
1964 Vespa VNB 125 "The Old Vespa"
1984 BMW 633CSi "The 633"    & more
I installed new windshield glass by myself in my 62 TR4 with the frame removed from the car.

Wished I had 1 or 2 extra hands at the time.



Vila

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oldbagpipe Alec Buchan
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Blue Caboose"
1966 Triumph TR4A
1967 Triumph TR4A
1968 Triumph TR250 "The 'Project"
Seems to me that it would be easier with the frame secured in place. Please tell me how it went, as this is in my future.

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GulfTR4 Greg T
St Paul, MN, USA   USA
If you do a search, there was a thread several months back about windscreen installs that was quite lengthy as I recall. Several voiced their sealant of choice although I think all came with a butyl tape and for the most part in the many I have removed the tape is still quite sticky. 3M still makes it. Do put the chrome strip in before you install the glass.

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mgruber921 Marvin Gruber
Florence, AL, USA   USA
Alec,
I've gotten lazy. I cut the seal like everyone else said. I have put glass in by myself and I have cracked a coulpe as well. You probably want to change the body to ws frame seal as well so While the frame is removed I take the frame and glass to a local auto glass company, they put the glass in the frame for me for $35. I then install body to the frame seal and set it back in place on the body.
Marv

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oldbagpipe Alec Buchan
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Blue Caboose"
1966 Triumph TR4A
1967 Triumph TR4A
1968 Triumph TR250 "The 'Project"
Good call.

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
In reply to # 1597304 by tapkaJohnD
In reply to # 1597303 by grubscrew That existing "chrome" finisher shown in the picture is way too short anyway, so just get a replacement. Available from the usual suppliers.

There's an echo in here!
J.

LOL, yes John, but the difference is, you’re saying save the piece and I’m saying toss it because they’re readily available!



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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oldbagpipe Alec Buchan
Bellingham, WA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "Blue Caboose"
1966 Triumph TR4A
1967 Triumph TR4A
1968 Triumph TR250 "The 'Project"
While I am Scottish (synonym for cheap), it couldn't be saved as it was very brittle. Combined with my impatience, ...enough said.

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