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Username Post: DFW Auto Glass Shop        (Topic#353404)
Liberty Valance 
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10-11-18 07:22 AM - Post#2748423    

Wanting to hear from fellow DFW members that have had windshield replaced at a shop. I am wanting to have mine replaced due to cracks. Want to know a good experienced/reputable shop to have it done right the first time. Want to know the good and bad experiences and where. The closer to the Mid Cities area the better.


1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
1983G20Van 
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Loc: Bedford, Texas, USA
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10-12-18 09:15 AM - Post#2748514    
    In response to Liberty Valance

  • Liberty Valance Said:
Wanting to hear from fellow DFW members that have had windshield replaced at a shop. I am wanting to have mine replaced due to cracks. Want to know a good experienced/reputable shop to have it done right the first time. Want to know the good and bad experiences and where. The closer to the Mid Cities area the better.




When I worked at a dealer in Grapevine we used a company out of Fort Worth called Auto Glass Xperts. The tech that serviced our account always did great work.

1983 G20 Van, 350 TPI, Ported 906 Vortecs, Edelbrock 3817 Base, ASM oversize runners. Reed Custom Roller cam, 700r4, 12 bolt with 3.08 gears, Doug Thorley Tri-Y headers, true duals


Edited by 1983G20Van on 10-12-18 09:15 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Liberty Valance 
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10-13-18 09:04 AM - Post#2748561    
    In response to 1983G20Van

Thanks for the reply. Now I am wondering if anyone has reused their locking strip with seal and windshield replacement? I replaced my chrome strip almost a year ago and would like to reuse it.

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
gchemist 
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10-14-18 04:12 AM - Post#2748625    
    In response to Liberty Valance

Mine had a brand new chrome seal. It's bad now. All the chrome is gone. It might be a bad aftermarket type. When I replace the windshield, I'm going all black. The chrome looks nice but if it fades, it goes really ugly.

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'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
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Liberty Valance 
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10-14-18 10:35 AM - Post#2748640    
    In response to gchemist

Mine was very bad, that's the reason I have replaced it in the past year. Cracks started appearing after that.

Not getting very many shop references. Thinking of getting seal and glass and find help to do it myself. I think the only help possibly needed is to set new glass into seal, the the rest maybe be able to complete myself. Have seen several youtube videos and it does not look too hard.

Do you know where to order glass? Any glass shop or are their specific places to order from. I don't know if that is an item that can be ordered online and ship.

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
gchemist 
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10-15-18 08:23 AM - Post#2748722    
    In response to Liberty Valance

Safelite Auto glass is a safe bet. At least for glass. Installation is based on experience. They may have an experienced tech to install a windshield or back cab glass. They break it, they replace it and try again.

'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Liberty Valance 
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10-15-18 09:21 AM - Post#2748730    
    In response to gchemist

Cool. Thanks a lot. That may be the best way to go.

Is there any sealant needed for the rubber to body? The videos on youtube do not show any. They only used silicone lubricant and/or glass cleaner for ease of installation.

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


Edited by Liberty Valance on 10-15-18 09:35 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gchemist 
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10-15-18 12:07 PM - Post#2748742    
    In response to Liberty Valance

No sealant. A new rubber seal will do the job. Yes, any lubricant you can use on the channel is good. Soapy water works great.

'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Liberty Valance 
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10-15-18 04:55 PM - Post#2748772    
    In response to gchemist

Thank you so very much.

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
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