Orientation of 65-74 OEM windshield weatherstrip

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  1. thebigredrocker

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    Installing new windshield glass in my 71 40. Got weatherstrip from Cruiser Corps. Believe it's OEM. I noticed one side of the windshield seal has a deeper channel. Deeper side is 10mm, shallow side is 7mm. Would the deeper channel be best for the glass edge? The lip on my winshield frame gets narrow, less than 10mm in some areas. So I'm thinking the shallower side over the frame's metal lip.

    The lock strip is sort of a tear drop shape. Would the wide part of the lock strip go in first leaving just the skinny part slightly exposed?

    Anyone know of a good lock strip tool?


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    can't remember which groove for the glass, but a popsicle stick is a good tool for the key strip. Just don't use anything metal with a sharp edge
     
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    I went ahead an installed the glass. Hope I did it correctly. I used a 10mm wrench over the lock strip to open up the lock strip channel. Lots of soapy water and patience was needed.

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    How's it working out? Are you happy with the quality? Does it leak?
     
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    It worked out ok, can’t say I’m 100% satisfied how it turned out. I sorta wonder if the aftermarket glass was just a hair bigger than it should have been. I may mess with it again this summer. Rig has been in storage, I haven’t tested it for leaks.
     
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    Did you get the actual glass from Cruiser Corp ? I ordered one from them about 6 months ago , but I haven’t attempted.
     
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    I did. Appreciate the fact they ship glass. Once installed the glass wanted to push out relative to the lip in the frame. Also, the seal pooched in one spot. Not bad but just enough to make me wonder if the glass was a hair bigger than OEM. Very possible the glass was a perfect size and the installer(me) made an error.:meh:

    I’ll see if I kept measurements of the glass, I think I did. @CSteppe82 if you have a chance can you measure your glass? I haven’t looked for a thread where someone measured a OEM windshield. I would think someone has.
     
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    @thebigredrocker I’ll measure tomorrow when I go to shop. I haven't even taken it out to look at it
     
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