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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-11-2018, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield gasket

I am ready to install front and rear windshields. Everyone talks about chrome trim that has a barb on it to fit into the rubber gasket, but I have apparently original trim that appears to glue on with butyl rubber adhesive. It is in 4 pieces with clips to cover joints. Is this right? Do I just glue it on to the rubber designed for the other trim or is there a different gasket available?

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Also, when I post these questions I don't know how to get the correct prefix for the subject. Advice?

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In the classifieds section, there is a 'prefix' dropdown menu just to the left of the 'thread title' box. There are 3 options; for sale, wanted and free stuff.
I've added 'wanted' to your thread title and moved the thread to the parts forum.

Sounds like a 71-74 GTV but that's a guess. Please consider adding your vehicle(s) to your profile.

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Not sure what you're referring to for the prefix - there is a drop down box. But yours already says "wanted" so it looks like you found it. Unfortunately you're in the wrong section - should be under Parts for Sale...

Also, you need to identify what model you're talking about. I'm guessing an Alfetta/GTV6 as the 105s all had gasketed rear windows AFAIK...


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And it looks like you're right about the model too...

With that in mind, Rob I'd suggest taking it to a pro glass shop and let them handle it. They have the equipment, won't make a mess and should be able to do it in fifteen minutes for under $100...

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Thank you for replying.

My difficulty is that I want/need information about how to do something, and can't see how to use the prefixes to explain that.
The car is a USA series 2 1750 GTV, not assembled so it can't easily get to a glass shop.
The rear window has a gasket with its trim installed, so I just have to put it in. On the front I need a gasket, probably from Centerline, but it will have the spot where the barb should go. My trim has no barb, so can I safely use this gasket? Window glass has to resist alot of pressure, so I don't think I'm overthinking.

Thanks again, Rob.
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You need these 2 items to install the gasket windshield.

This is assuming you have the correct front windshield. The glue in glass will not work with the gasket.

https://classicalfa.com/products.php?product=RB090-GT{47}GTV-FRONT-WINDSCREEN-RUBBER-INSERT

https://classicalfa.com/products.php?product=RB090{47}1-GT{47}GTV--WINDSCREEN-CENTRE-TRIM-FINISHER

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1971 and later US GTVs had glue-in front glass, larger than the gasketed glass. It also had different trim, that glued on top.
You can use the smaller gasketed glass if you have the gasket and the right T-section trim. It's the same as earlier GTVs.
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Thank you for replying.

My difficulty is that I want/need information about how to do something, and can't see how to use the prefixes to explain that.
The car is a USA series 2 1750 GTV, not assembled so it can't easily get to a glass shop.
The rear window has a gasket with its trim installed, so I just have to put it in. On the front I need a gasket, probably from Centerline, but it will have the spot where the barb should go. My trim has no barb, so can I safely use this gasket? Window glass has to resist alot of pressure, so I don't think I'm overthinking.

Thanks again, Rob.
Hi Rob,

From your description it sounds like you have the glued in front windshield. Do you have large taillights? That seems to be the change over point for the gasket to glue Mark 2 GTVs. The rear glass has always been gasketed.

On the glued in windshield, I believe the trim has clips that are buried in the sealant and then the trim attaches to the clips - at least that's how it works with the Alfetta glued in windshield. Glass shops will come out to your house and install so that shouldn't be an issue. They may even have the clips.

Glass, trim and seals are readily available for the gasketed version. These can be installed by a DIYer. It's a little tricky but doable. You'll need to do it for the rear windshield anyway. (Hint: Intstall the trim and gasket on the windshield first. Run a string around the undercut and then set the assembly into the car. Pull the string out to set the gasket in the groove.)

You can also run without the trim with either version - I've done so for years without an issue (It was in my black out look phase...).

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Thank you all for the responses. I never knew that some of the front windshields get glued in, now I understand why I can't find an appropriate gasket. Next step is to call a glass guy. We'll see...

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