Windshield install

Restoration

  1. polarus

    polarus Senior Member

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    I'm getting ready to have the windshield and rear glass installed in my 72 Polara. I was talking to an old timer recently and he warned me not to let them use a calking gun to load up the channel, said these cars used a bead either 3/8" or 5/16". Does it depend on the model or the car itself? I see the parts book has both listed A/R.
     
  2. 69Polara383

    69Polara383 New Member

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    I just did the rear on my 69 and used the 5/16 butyl rope. Trim sits nice and I think 3/8 would have caused problems
     
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  3. Triple Pickle

    Triple Pickle Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes. 3/8” will make the trim hard to fit.
     
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