FJ-60 New OEM Windshield gasket not fitting? (1 Viewer)

Joined
Jul 17, 2006
Messages
51
Location
Bullfrog,Utah,Lake Powell
I didn't see anything in past threads, so enlisting some help here.

I bought 2 Toyota OEM front windshield gaskets (part # 56121-90A05) for 2 of my 60s, ordered windshields, the windshield guys showed up today and could not get the new gasket to fit. They say they've installed many FJ-60 windshields without issue and quoted shops I know, and have never seen this. Their diagnosis is that the new gasket is not seating deep enough on/into the metal lip and won't let the windshield go low enough to get the top to seat. I watched and worked with them, and sure enough there is a "couple 16ths" gap at the bottom where the old gasket seated, and the new one sits above it.

They didn't even attempt the second 60 after spending 3 hours on one, that now sits in my shop without a windshield until we figure this out. My thoughts are the cold weather (about 40 here in southern utah today) could be an issue, even though I had both gaskets indoors for days in 70 degree temps just to keep them pliable. We put a steel ruler into each gasket channel (old vs new) where each seats over the metal lip and the old gasket was about 1/32 or so deeper all the way around. I would think that would "push and seat" on the lip of the windshield frame, but apparently not.

My options are:

One, they sand each windshield down in height a bit to make em fit.
Two, I abandon my OEM gaskets and see if the Precision self locking/non locking trim may work.

I do not have the option of taking the 60s somewhere else. These guys come to me due to my remote location.

Has anyone encountered similar difficulties or heard of such with the OEM gasket not working for windshield replacement?
 

OSS

Joined
Jun 30, 2017
Messages
3,275
Location
Oblivion
The fact that you could buy anything made of rubber from Toyota for your 30+ year old cruisrf is astonishing. Guaranteed that whoever made that gasket (for Toyota) wasn't the original company making them 30+ years ago - that's why it doesn't fit right.
 
Joined
Jul 17, 2006
Messages
51
Location
Bullfrog,Utah,Lake Powell
Very True. Both of the OEM gaskets I purchased were made by "SUNPHA" but we know that holds true for OEM parts in terms of the suppliers. Sanding each windshield down certainly sounds like a viable option, but I just dont want it to go the other way and end up causing a leak.
 

Spook50

My daughter likes Stitch
Supporting Vendor
Joined
Feb 16, 2005
Messages
6,245
Location
Spokane, WA
Yikes I was about to order a new OEM gasket for my windshield and take it to the Land Cruiser Shop in Idaho to have it done. Wonder if they might know some different tricks to get it to seat right (and not friggen leak like my current one does).
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom