I would like to change oit my plate glass windshield with safety glass. I haven't found restrictions yet on how to dismantle an open car's windshield stantions....not in the Ford service manual, or Dyke's encyclopedia, not searches.
I'd like to put in new seals on the s tantions that go between them and the windshield frame (At least on the top). I can get the top frame out easy enough.
How does the guts of the stantion come out, so the rubber strip will slide in? The top 1/2 appears to be in the way to get the top bracket acres out of the top of the lower half. Does that make sense?
The guts with the rubber strip does not come out. it is welded in. Un bolt the post from the body and then both frames can be removed, Remove the caps from the ends of the frames by removing the screws and then the glass will come out.
Ahhh... sure glad I asked! So, time rubber strip in the top half just pried out? Or does the cup with the through-bolt at the top come out, so the strip can slide up and out?
The upper seal just slides out, of course some one may have used weatherstrip cement, so keep that in mind. As long as you need to replace the old plate glass, you might as well take the posts out too.
Once you pry out the old rubber, clean the channel (what you are noting as a strip) of all old residue and old tacky rubber. You want the channel very clean.
Then cut the new rubber to length by sizing it over the channel.... now the easy part, to pull the rubber into the channel Tip is to swipe some silicone paste or lube, that is the stuff like Vaseline consistency, over the rubber edge that is going into the channel. Makes for a bit easy pull of the rubber down into the channel.