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Username Post: Windshield tool        (Topic#346361)
Ran440 
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Posts: 21

Loc: Flint Mi
Reg: 06-19-17
08-02-17 02:44 PM - Post#2702519    

Hi all
Just got my new windshield seal trim and was wondering if there was a tool to aid in installing it. This is the chrome insert that goes in the main windshield rubber seal. It is also used in the side windows. Will be replacing that trim as well. After 32 years mine is no longer chrome. It's more like a crusty brown looking stuff.

Current Fleet:
1985 Chevy Suburban C20 454 60,525 Mls.
1999 Ford Super Duty Power Stroke Diesel
1995 Suzuki Carry Pick Up ( daily driver and work horse )


 
LMC Truck
Ran440 
Forum Newbie
Posts: 21

Loc: Flint Mi
Reg: 06-19-17
08-03-17 04:50 AM - Post#2702620    
    In response to Ran440

Had some free time last night to watch a bunch of videos and found there is what is call a Lock Strip tool. Videos made it look pretty easy, but again I will be working with a rubber seal that is 32 years old. So we'll see. Plan on getting the Lisle 47000 windshield lock strip tool from Summit Racing. Local auto parts stores don't have them in stock.

Current Fleet:
1985 Chevy Suburban C20 454 60,525 Mls.
1999 Ford Super Duty Power Stroke Diesel
1995 Suzuki Carry Pick Up ( daily driver and work horse )


 
gchemist 
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gchemist
Loc: Austin, TX 78748
Reg: 05-09-00
08-04-17 04:45 PM - Post#2702844    
    In response to Ran440

The lock strip tool will help. Use soapy water to help installation. The strip on my truck is rust brown too. Let us know how the installation goes.

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Ran440 
Forum Newbie
Posts: 21

Loc: Flint Mi
Reg: 06-19-17
08-12-17 07:52 PM - Post#2703947    
    In response to gchemist

The Lock Strip tool worked great. I used Vasoline to lubricate the lock strip and tool. Finding the right angle to hold the tool was important to keep it moving smoothly. The hardest part was getting the little aluminum corners back on. The Lock Strip came from LMC truck and worked out great. Lock Strip was $20.00 each. The tool, Lesle tool #47000 was $12.00 + $7.00 shipping from Summit Racing.
I spent about 3 hours doing the whole project of the windshield and 2 side windows. The guys on you-tube did it in about 5 minutes each. Oh well.
Looks Great and well worth the time and effort.

BTW I did this project in the sun with air temp almost 80* F to help soften the rubber seal. I think it really helped since the seal is 32 years old.


Current Fleet:
1985 Chevy Suburban C20 454 60,525 Mls.
1999 Ford Super Duty Power Stroke Diesel
1995 Suzuki Carry Pick Up ( daily driver and work horse )


 
LMC Truck
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