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Old June 4th, 2010, 08:03 PM
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Windscreen Glass Replacement

It's time for me to replace the windscreen glass in by 95 90 ST. Something tells me not to trust any old glass shop. Any advice?
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Old June 4th, 2010, 08:04 PM
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It is just flat glass. You can get it at any glass shop.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 08:47 PM
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It is old school replacement glass technique. Any good glass shop should do just fine. I just pulled my out so that I could paint the frame. The rubber was bad so I just used a razor knife to cut it out. I have read that you can use a rope in the new molding to help get the new glass in but have not done this myself. I am sure that a few others on the board have done it before and can tell you how to do it.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 08:57 PM
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its a really easy job
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Old June 4th, 2010, 09:03 PM
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Eh, I mean yes you can use any old glass shop, but remember the dude on the board who had his windshield replaced and had no idea that the shop replaced it with the same type of tempered glass as the side winows? Yes, a slim chance of this happening, but happened nonetheless. A rock or something hit it and the windshield completely shattered.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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Do a search.... we spoke about how easy it is to install...
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I think you are talking about Tom M on this board, if I remember correct the windscreen was already installed when he purchased his (I think 1985) 90.

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http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ighlight=glass

Buy a new rubber gasket and take it to a normal glass shop, should be an easy job for them.



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Eh, I mean yes you can use any old glass shop, but remember the dude on the board who had his windshield replaced and had no idea that the shop replaced it with the same type of tempered glass as the side winows? Yes, a slim chance of this happening, but happened nonetheless. A rock or something hit it and the windshield completely shattered.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:26 PM
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Buy genuine glass and a genuine rubber strip. Glass guys can do it pretty easy, but the new rubber gaskets are a bit of a pain.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 12:14 AM
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Dunno about the genuine glass but if your seal is in the least bit cracked order a new one and take it to an industrial glass place.
I used one that does heavy equipment and they were stoked.
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glass replacement

I called our local LR dealer re "genuine" glass to replace my d90 windscreen. The glass is $436.03 and the seal is $161.78. Does anyone have any other ideas for cheaper sources?
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Rovers North .... never I thought that would be the answer to the question 'anyone have any other ideas for cheaper sources?'
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I just took my to a local windshield replacement shop. The removed mine, used it to cut the new one and installed it. Less than an hour and $200.

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I called our local LR dealer re "genuine" glass to replace my d90 windscreen. The glass is $436.03 and the seal is $161.78. Does anyone have any other ideas for cheaper sources?
Dealers are idiots. Roversnorth, Atlantic British will be much cheaper etc. I got OE sundym or maybe TripleX glass from Mike at LR Westchester in PA (one of a few dealer parts guys who actually care about customers) for like $150 for the glass and $35 for the seal or there abouts.

RN has the glass for $155 and the glass and $36 for the seal both proline.

http://www.roversnorth.com/store/c-182-windscreen.aspx
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Just take it to an auto glass installer. I'm on my 3rd or 4th windshield now. It's just flat glass with no special shapes or anything. For the installer it'll be a piece of cake.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 10:36 AM
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What rover parts are needed for a windshield replacement? On the diagram it looks like there is more than one seal. Two on the inside (top and bottom) and the exterior rubber gasket? Glass aside, what else do I need?
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What rover parts are needed for a windshield replacement? On the diagram it looks like there is more than one seal. Two on the inside (top and bottom) and the exterior rubber gasket? Glass aside, what else do I need?
http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-1...der-90110.aspx
http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-7...een-90110.aspx

There is only one seal. Take your pick Genuine or Proline.
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My local Bright Glass Co. made mine, whole job was about $225.

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Old December 6th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Thanks!

Isn't there also a black rubber seal on the exterior? Mine looks old and cracked. The linked one sits behind the glass, right? Is there really a difference between genuine and proline besides price?

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It is a one piece seal that goes both on the inside and outside of the glass. It's kinda "H" shaped. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for... that being said George at RDS has genuine ones for 50 bucks.

This might help you picture it better:

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=10250
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:27 PM
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Dunno if it gets cold where you are, but heated glass is the shiz.
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