Windshield removal

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mattiasvinge
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Windshield removal

Post by mattiasvinge » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:36 am

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Think this is my først post. Im removing, maybe changing, the windshield from an un registerd Tercel i have to the one Who is registerd. Every 2. Year we have to take our cars to æ controll her in Norway (and the rest of EU). I got 15 things i need to fiks and one is the windshield :)
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Re: Windshield removal

Post by mattiasvinge » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:38 am

If you have some tips let ne know and you will make me happy :wink: :?:
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Re: Windshield removal

Post by Guthrie » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:30 pm

Det er en hyggelig bil for Norge :geek:

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Re: Windshield removal

Post by helipilot77 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:06 pm

Not sure how the windshields are mounted in the euro spec tercels. But here in the Us they are installed with urethane sealant and capped with stainless trim. If this is the case for yours, you could remove the windshield but not install it.
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Re: Windshield removal

Post by Petros » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:37 pm

There are Youtube videos on how to do this, but I have attempted to remove good windshields several times, and damaged them in the process. The polyurethane adhesive is very hard and dense when it is this old. If you warm it in a garage, and use a super sharp knife, you might be able to cut it out from the inside (cut through the glue). Professionals use an electric tool like a reciprocating saw (a "Sawzall"), with a big knife blade type of "saw blade" in it. Most important thing would be to be patient, cut all around the inside going around and around until you are through the glue, than lift it out.
I tried a windsheild tool (a handle with a 90 deg knife and a t-handle to pull it along), and a small wire to feed though a knife cut and than saw it back and forth until it cuts the glue. both sort of worked, but pushing on the glass from the inside after it was mostly cut resulted in the glass cracking. It may also become brittle with age, because I was surprised how easy it cracked. It was too much work considering you can buy a new one in the states for about $100-150.

it might be easier to cut the metal out around the glass, than you can take the glass with the metal frame glued to it inside to warm it up, and work on it on a bench or other easy to reach height.

Good luck.
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Re: Windshield removal

Post by mattiasvinge » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:18 pm

Thanks for the tips!
petors
where do you buy your glas? I found out, its realy hard, started with the already broken glass and brok it sevral times. In the manual it stand that you should use a piano strong 6mm i tried with one from a guitar but didnt work. Realy hard glue :D
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Re: Windshield removal

Post by Jonymoto » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:29 pm

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Re: Windshield removal

Post by mattiasvinge » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:23 am

Petros wrote: It was too much work considering you can buy a new one in the states for about $100-150.

Good luck.
My problem and the Tercel's problem is that every Workshop stay costs more than buying æ "New" tercel :evil:
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Re: Windshield removal

Post by jimcrazy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:25 am

i had a new windshield put in my wagon last spring, wasn't cheap 420.00 Canadian dollars,tinted top and they even had a new trim clip kit for it in stock

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Re: Windshield removal

Post by xirdneh » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:40 am

I got one out using guitar string. Plain with no coil wrap. Wire broke several times but cut fast. To reinstall I bought a tube of urathane glue made for windshields online.
My brother got one out using reciprocating saw with modified blade. No teeth , sharpened sides and chisel end.
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Re: Windshield removal

Post by mattiasvinge » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:44 am

xirdneh wrote:I got one out using guitar string. Plain with no coil wrap. Wire broke several times but cut fast. To reinstall I bought a tube of urathane glue made for windshields online.
My brother got one out using reciprocating saw with modified blade. No teeth , sharpened sides and chisel end.
Nice, just have the nylon shit or cool wrap, but brakewire from an old bikesycle works ok :)
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Re: Windshield removal

Post by mattiasvinge » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:49 am

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Re: Windshield removal

Post by mattiasvinge » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:48 am

It got trough the controll 2years ago, and the windshield is still in. Now its time for a new again!
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