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68 windshield install question.

1845 Views 5 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  bhawk
Ok I have been reading until my eyes are bleeding. I will definately be using butyl. I am concerned about the thickness of the butyl and the trim fitting correctly. Most people say to use 3/8 on the windshield and 5/16 on the rear glass. Then I see that they say that you should use 5/16 on the windshield for original glass and 3/8 on new glass because they are not as thick as the original glass. I dont like to guess on anything. I saw in one post that the rear glass, original or new is the same thickness. The post also states that the rear glass should be .237 thick. So for the rear glass I can say that 5/16 butyl with a .237 thick glass is correct. Now I would like that information for the front glass. Does anyone have or know the thickness of the original glass and also for the new repop glass? Any real world experience? I would like to end up being able to make this statement. "3/8 butyl is to be used with a windshield that is ??? thick and 5/16 is to be used with ??? thick glass.
Thx Boys
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Thx guys, Now I wonder if the pilkington glass is the same thickness as original? Because he used 5/16 and it worked out for him. Does anyone have an original windshield to measure? This would be ideal so that I could measure the replacement glass and then decide on the size of butyl.
THX Bill
Oh yeah I have seen the Pilkington name here several times. Is this the best quality windshield? If not who's is the best?
Thx again guys Bill
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