I f'ed up... bad!! Please help 1990 chev pickup rear glass replacement

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  1. bigblock665

    bigblock665 Veteran Member

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    I had a good day today... got my camaro running good, nothing could bring me down... Until tonight.

    I picked up some steel pipe from a friend with the truck my pops let me borrow.
    I shoved a piece of pipe a little to hard and it slammed the rear windshield on the truck! Cracked it all to hell....

    Now i need to make it right and replace it.

    does anybody know the process of replacing this glass?
    I know this is not a camaro but I could not find any help anywhere else.
    Google comes up with everything but what Im looking for.

    Does this glass have just a seal or is it glued???
     
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    you can call a junkyard and have them pull the glass for you..
    and have someone install it..
    safest bet on a truck
     
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    Pretty sure it's just a seal. Can't imagine it's over $150 installed.
     
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    ok I was told there is the same truck in the junkyard with good rear windshield. So its just a seal? No glue? And do I remove the black seal with a flat tip screw driver or a plastic wedge? Do I start the removal in one of the corners?
    I just want to be sure because im going to my local salvage yard in the morning.

    Thanx again!
     
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    I think they went a urethane "glue" seal with the body change.
     
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    Yep,its a urethane glue,I just had a glass guy do mine a couple months ago on my 1990 Silverado. I highly reccomend you have a professional do the job,because that stuff is like concrete!!
     
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    I notice it has a rubber seal all the way around the rear glass. Did gm use a seal and urethane glue?
     
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    There should be rubber trim with the urethane. Try and get a look at it inside the truck.

    I remember I was working for a retailer that installed sliding windows back in the late 80's. We gave free sliding windows to a good number of the "new" Chevy truck owners to bribe them into letting us use their truck in a training class on how to glue the windows in place.

    That was over 20 years ago so I'm reluctant to claim it as fact, but I'm pretty sure it's glued.
     
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    Thanx guy's... Yall just broke my heart! lol Sounds like a job!!! O well thats what I get for being careless...

    Thanx for all the reply's, Ill asses the situation in the am and see if I could do it myself. Hey look on the bright side, Ill get to learn something new!
     
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    found this on lmctruck.com> The rear window on 1988-98 Chevy trucks is attached with urethane adhesive. Professional installation is required. Contact your local glass installer for installation...

    Can someone kick me in the nuts? I think it will hurt less than this glass issue.. or will help that pain go away.

    If I were to do this job myself what advice can yall give me (besides take it to a professional) I just cannot afford it at this time to have a pro do it for me.
     

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