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calphi27
12-04-2007, 06:19 PM
Ok so I need to replace my saab windshield and found a used one. Does anyone know an installer that would do this? Is it difficult to get the old gasket off of the used windshield? What would you pay for a used, crack-less piece of glass and for the install?

Man Jerk
12-04-2007, 06:42 PM
I know someone who would probably do it, but there are in the springs.

Custom and Classic Auto Glass
11 Widefield Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(719) 393-0100

Ask for Chris, tell him that Mark sent you.

calphi27
12-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Thanks mark, but the springs is a bit far from me. With the money I would spend in gas and everything, I could probably buy a new one.

PatrolMan
12-04-2007, 08:07 PM
I need the same done if anyone is available.

SROR/AKA 2BAD
12-04-2007, 08:42 PM
i saw my glass guy do it with my "used" and cracked 60 glass.
we re-used the gasket also.

my glass came out when we righted my 60 after the roll, so that part was taken care of. :D

a windshield goes in like a sliding rear window.
lube up the gasket with WD-40 and use a string to around the whole gasket.
have someone push the glass from the outside as you pull both ends of the string slowly, the gasket will pull inside.

Red_Chili
12-05-2007, 08:51 AM
Unless your windshield is different than that. Minitruck windshields and most cars are glued in.

Uncle Ben
12-05-2007, 08:53 AM
Unless your windshield is different than that. Minitruck windshields and most cars are glued in.


Still another reason to stay in the light! :p: :lmao::hill:

Rezarf
12-05-2007, 10:11 AM
Still another reason to stay in the light! :p: :lmao::hill:

That one made me laugh. :p:

Red_Chili
12-05-2007, 11:17 AM
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subzali
12-05-2007, 12:32 PM
:homer:

SteveH
12-05-2007, 02:04 PM
$45-80 to install - most shops don't like it, as there's no margin in it - it's all labor. I wouldn't pay much for used glass, but I understand older Saabs require $500 genuine Saab glass, so anything under $150 for a nice old windshild would seem ok to me.

calphi27
12-05-2007, 03:35 PM
I just put in a new safelite, and it got chipped 2x the following week. Then the week after, a chip turned into a crack, that has since snaked across my windshield. It cost me $200 for that one, and it seemed very cheap. I don't want to pay more than $40 for the used glass. Thanks for the input guys.

Uncle Ben
12-05-2007, 03:53 PM
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