share your 70 series windshield replacement knowledge

FJ40 that green thing

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Do the 70 series windshields differ between models? HZJ78, KZJ78, LJ73, HZJ73, BJ74 etc. or all the same? Seems like they'd all be the same. In Wyoming, it isn't unusual to need replacement windshields every year or 2 if you are daily driving. Can these be sourced easily enough in the US? through the dealer or aftermarket auto glass? What do you know?
 

FJ40 that green thing

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Go to Google.com.

Type in: ih8mud.com 70 series windshield replacement

You'll get 100 different threads from the past 20 years of MUD.
@OGBeno What is this sorcery? I did find 1 thread using this method, if anyone else is interested. Thanks


Here's another useful one: glass part number - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/glass-part-number.1272041/#post-14209831
 
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If you type (whatever your search term) site:forum.ih8mud.com It will only return results from ih8mud. Which is better than the built in search function on here.

Example: 70 series windshield replacement site:forum.ih8mud.com

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Now if you are talking windshield frame for 70-series vehicles, good luck going down that rabbit hole, haha.
 

FJ40 that green thing

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ha, luckily not the frame. I bet those are hard to find. I found a not bad price on this site, for the fixed windshield 56111-60220. If they have the in stock could be the question but the price isn't too bad.


Would that be dumb to buy one and have it on hand for the event I need a new windshield? (it's inevitable I'm afraid) I am finding it could be best to keep some of this maintenance stuff on hand for easy and timely replacement.
 

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ha, luckily not the frame. I bet those are hard to find. I found a not bad price on this site, for the fixed windshield 56111-60220. If they have the in stock could be the question but the price isn't too bad.


Would that be dumb to buy one and have it on hand for the event I need a new windshield? (it's inevitable I'm afraid) I am finding it could be best to keep some of this maintenance stuff on hand for easy and timely replacement.

No Toyota dealer in the US has one on hand in their inventory. No one. No US Toyota website has live inventory data.

You would need to order from a dealer and it will come from a depot to the dealer.

DO NOT HAVE A PART LIKE THIS SHIPPED. Go pick it up from your Toyota dealer and have them inspect it before you pay for it.
 

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No Toyota dealer in the US has one on hand in their inventory. No one. No US Toyota website has live inventory data.

You would need to order from a dealer and it will come from a depot to the dealer.

DO NOT HAVE A PART LIKE THIS SHIPPED. Go pick it up from your Toyota dealer and have them inspect it before you pay for it.
Thank you for the tips. Glad to know these are available for future reference.
 

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I have posted up part numbers for the rubber for the windshield. As Onur said...a search can find those part numbers again. There are two different kinds of rubber: One for chrome trim and one for without. I recommend without the chrome trim but it is your call.

I had my windshield replaced on my HZJ77. First time I ordered through a dealer and made the mistake of not fully...(and by fully...I mean take it out of the box and the plastic wrap) inspecting it before leaving with it. I ended up with a windshield that had a small chip on the corner. I had to trash it.

My second attempt was ordering a new windshield through partsouq. It arrived unbroken, packaged in a wood crate in 4 days via fedex freight. All for less cost than what the dealer had charged me for the first one. That is including the shipping cost. Despite my positive experience with partsouq, I still recommend getting it through the dealer as Onur said.
 
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The hard top and removable top windshield are different. I got a new Seal from Cruiserparts.net. They have glass and seals for hard top and FRP top models. I wasn't able to find a glass shop willing to replace just the leaky seal so I ended up doing it myself. Its a "rope in" style seal so no glue. lots of youtube videos on installing these kind of windshields. its the same process for older VWs and many other vehicles. Just need an extra set of hands to push from the outside while you use a string line to pull the rubber over the flange of the frame.

 
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Its a "rope in" style seal so no glue.
The chassis and body manual 84 truh 90 (page BO-54/55) says to put some 'glue' under the seals outer lip.
My windshield was still original when I had it replaced last autumn, and it was also glued in that way.
We used a new Toyota OME seal. The outer lip was not very thight, though. It was apparent that the headwind would have a chance to lift it up and push water under it. So, the car glass specialist applied a soft, dabable mastic sealant respectively, as advised in the manual.
Cheers Ralf
 

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