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Old 02-25-2010, 09:05 PM
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Default How to remove a windshield?

So today I tried to tackel the windshield on my new '84 s15 but the previous owner took a baseball bat to the window a few times so it's becoming a bit of a hastel. Does anyone have any tips to get it out in one piece? I also got to remove the one from my '83 s10 which is minty fresh so is there any products I could buy to make it easier and lessen the chance of breaking it?

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:18 PM
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theres a knife that you need to get under the window and cut the urethane. check this link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...JSBFEDFJFN98DY
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:45 PM
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yes this is easy. get like a small ice pic or somthing sharp and pointy, get the tip real hot and make a hole in the urethane rite at the botton of the cowl,then i use the cable out of a s-10 hood release, stick it threw the hole and do a back and forth sawing, takes two people really. and just be carefull. this is how i cut them out at work, works for me good. but cold days are a pain. i hope this helps a little..........
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For the old one, recline the seat all the way back and kick it out with your work boots.


I'm with S-10 King on removing the minty one. The hood latch cable works great, so does a banjo/guitar string.
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For the old one, recline the seat all the way back and kick it out with your work boots.


I'm with S-10 King on removing the minty one. The hood latch cable works great, so does a banjo/guitar string.
ive heard piano wire is the best but i prefer the tool for $9...then you can do it by yourself
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ive heard piano wire is the best but i prefer the tool for $9...then you can do it by yourself
Yeah, but how often do you have a damn piano wire laying around?!?

Haha, I'm sure a few guys/gals on here have guitars or have friends with them... Cheap alternative to buying the tool online if you can't find them in your local parts store...
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Thanks guys this really helps a lot!! I'm hopefully going to start working on it some more a little later, but I have no energy right now haha ...up late at a structure fire
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yes this is easy. get like a small ice pic or somthing sharp and pointy, get the tip real hot and make a hole in the urethane rite at the botton of the cowl,then i use the cable out of a s-10 hood release, stick it threw the hole and do a back and forth sawing, takes two people really. and just be carefull. this is how i cut them out at work, works for me good. but cold days are a pain. i hope this helps a little..........
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For the old one, recline the seat all the way back and kick it out with your work boots.


I'm with S-10 King on removing the minty one. The hood latch cable works great, so does a banjo/guitar string.
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ive heard piano wire is the best but i prefer the tool for $9...then you can do it by yourself
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