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Username Post: S 58 Biscayne windshield trim        (Topic#351325)
Biscayne12 
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05-28-18 05:41 PM - Post#2735188    

Hi- New to the forum and have looked extensively through the topics without finding an answer. Recently purchased a 58 Biscayne and am busy sorting it. There is no windshield trim on it. I found the four pieces plus corners and escutcheons but installing the four pieces is quite impossible. They supposedly fit into the gasket groove, and I can sort of thread them partially in along the top and bottom, but not where they wrap around. I'm guessing there's a tool and technique required. Any insight?



 
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stanski 
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05-29-18 09:25 AM - Post#2735247    
    In response to Biscayne12

The trim cannot be installed without removing the glass. You put the trim into the rubber, the rubber onto the glass, then install glass, rubber and trim as one complete unit.



 
Biscayne12 
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05-29-18 03:26 PM - Post#2735293    
    In response to stanski

Thanks, I was afraid of that. The windshield has a small crack on the side and I suspect it would become a big crack if removed. I guess I need to find a new one and an installer, which could be a challenge in rural Minnesota.



 
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05-29-18 05:22 PM - Post#2735302    
    In response to Biscayne12

  • Biscayne12 Said:
Thanks, I was afraid of that. The windshield has a small crack on the side and I suspect it would become a big crack if removed. I guess I need to find a new one and an installer, which could be a challenge in rural Minnesota.



Welcome to ChevyTalk

The glass is relatively close to you compared to when I need to order one...

Auto City Classic, Inc
28433 Highway 65 NE, Isanti, MN 55040

Google for website and more info on them.

I'll be Frank, this hobby isn't getting any easier.
58 Delray in disaray


 
Biscayne12 
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05-29-18 05:35 PM - Post#2735305    
    In response to Techhead

I already bought door glass from these folks, so I will definitely source the windshield from them and pick it up myself to save shipping. I think the challenge will come with finding a reputable installer. Clearly whoever put the current window in was clueless (it was over 20 years ago). I do most of my own work, but this is a job I'd rather farm out to a pro.



 
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05-29-18 06:38 PM - Post#2735317    
    In response to Biscayne12

Look for an old time body shop.

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Delray_58 
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06-03-18 04:35 PM - Post#2735830    
    In response to Biscayne12

I went through the same process recently on my '58. Definitely go with someone that has done this job in the past. It may be hard to find one, but it's a must in my opinion. My installer found that the detailed curvature of the replacement glass (both front and back) didn't precisely match the factory curvature so it was difficult to install and kept popping out until he was able to find a way to make it stay. He's done hundreds of these so I trust his knowledge.

Anyway, just another reason to farm this out to an expert.

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In the family since new


 
ragtp66 
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06-03-18 06:13 PM - Post#2735845    
    In response to Delray_58

O have heard of the same issue with the Windhields from Auto City with the installer needing to force the wings to fit at the A pillar as if they are spread to far open. I had a friend get two different windshields from AC with the same issue. He ended up eating the cost of the "replacement" as the cost of shipping to return it was ridiculous. I know he bought one from https://www.sandersreproglass.com/ went in no problem.


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