[Vwdiesel] Windshield for 1981 VW Rabbit Caddy

Doyt W. Echelberger doyt at buckeye-express.com
Sat May 20 11:58:01 EDT 2006

If possible, stay away from putting much pressure on the glass edge when 
you are doing this.

When I cracked the windshield on my 85 Jetta TD, I did it by inserting a 
blade between the seal and the edge of the windshield, to open up a space 
for some sealant.  The critical/strategic/dangerous part of this was the 
glass edge. Pressure on the edge wasn't very much and it started a crack. 
But then, I guess you don't care much about trashing the glass. You want 
the seal.

Just wanted to verify that you will be lucky not to crack the glass.


At 03:05 AM 5/20/2006, you wrote:
>In a message dated 5/19/2006 11:59:24 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>bdecker001 at centurytel.net writes:
> > On
> > your truck get two people in the front seats and both put their feet on the
> > windshield and push. The windshield will crack but it will come out without
> > hurting the seal.
>   A bit less brutal to just work around the inside of the seal's lip, then
>while pushing pull out on the lip so that it can be pulled through as the
>windshield is pushed out.  Start in the top center, work one top corner,
>the other and work your way down the sides.  The bottom will lift/pop
>out.  I've only had a couple really brittle windshields crack to any extent
>this way.  A couple cracks aren't bad, it's when they're brittle and splinter
>all to heck that it gets nasty.
>   You may not be limber enough to push the top with your feet and work
>the seal with your fingers and a small screwdriver so a helper might come
>in handy.
>     Loren

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