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Old 04-14-2011, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing front Windshield

I am new to the muscle car industry with my purchase of a 1968 Ford Torino with a 351. It has rust on the floorboard but overall it's a fairly solid car. It was originally blue with blue interior, but I have ripped it all out in order to make it black on black.... The interior was terrible before I ripped it out.

Anywho, tomorrow I am replacing the front windshield, and I am not familiar how to remove the "frame" around the windshield. I was hoping someone could explain, perhaps with pictures so I do not screw anything up. Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, welcome to the forums, and nice buy for a project. My first project was a 68 torino gt fastback, and i still have it. If i hadnt have already torn apart my parts car for the windshield trim, i would take pictures of removing it. if you are still confused after i explain it, ill go take some.

To remove the the trim start by carefully pulling off the rubber weatherstripping from the inside of the door at the front. the piece of channel that the weather stripping is pushed into is screwed down, remove this piece, it is long and stretches from the bottom of the door jam in the front to the end of your side windows. it is sometimes easier to just remove enough of the screws to pull the channel down to unscrew the trim.

after that channel is removed, there should be 3 or 4 screws holding on that piece of windshield trim. unscrew it and pop it off. repeat for the other side of the car.

the bottom windshield trim is also screw on, and the screws are underneath the cowl vent panel. if you don't know what that is, it is the panel at the bottom of the windshield right behind the hood with vents cut into it. unscrew it and pop it off, then unscrew the bottom trim.

the top trim is tricky is you don't have a trim removal tool, but you can do it if you are careful with a flat bladed screwdriver. it is help on by clips that snap onto little pegs that are part of the roof. if you stick a flat head screwdriver under the trim (might want to wrap the end with tape so you dont scratch the trim) and gently work the trim off the the pegs. you might pry a little from the bottom edge and then a little from the top edge. it will pop off then you will have complete access to replace the windshield. hope this helps

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