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Old 06-22-2018, 04:21 AM
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1952 F3 windshield install question

Hi guys I got around to installing the windshield and rear windows using the soap and rope technique and it went reasonably well but I have a couple questions. Firstly I didnít used any acoustic sealant as the tube I bought said it was a fast setup and I didnít want it to interfere if i ran into difficulty as this was my first attempt with a window install. Did the rear window first and it was predictably tight. Moved on to the front windshield and it was almost too easy and left some serious gaps underneath as if the glass might be too small? Both came from LMC. I was thinking of just filling the gaps with the acoustic sealant now tyat it is in as i am concerned that the volume to fill the gaps would be a huge risk to smear easily and be a big mess if i pull the windshield and reinstall it over the acoustic sealant?
 
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:25 AM
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I apologize as this is a double post as i first posted it in my build thread but it never got any response so i thought i would give it its own topic. Thanks.

One more pic:
 
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:33 PM
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I would just pull the rubber away(like your pic) and caulk from the outside. Non hardening caulk like butyl rubber is what you want
 
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Thanks tinman, The stuff i have is non-hardening, from a window installer. I just didnít want to smear it every where on my first try. I was thinking it should be good to go just by backfilling from the outside. Appreciate the second opinion.

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Old 06-23-2018, 06:53 AM
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those gaps make it look like the glass was cut to small.
 
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