Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cologne, Germany
if you just use the glass company to put the new one in, things will be fine.
Prosource glass might still have windshields with antenna built in (they used to)
What you should do yourself (to prepare things) is remove the old one. There is a fair amount of work to remove the chrome strips top, bottom and sides, plus all the plastic strips inside etc.
Then, by cutting the seal (you will be ordering a new one), the glass will push out forwards.
Then you will likely find a bit of rust under the seal, and one or two of the metal spring clips rusted out.....leave yourself time to clean the area, treat & paint if necessary and to order any parts.
Once it is all prepared, call in the glass guys and they will fit a new glass and seal.
They should use sealant! You are dealing with a 30 year old car, so if they say nah, can be put in dry, look elsewhere!
If you call them in to remove and refit and there is rust underneath, they are not going to hang around whilst you try treat it!
Dom - Alfa Spider 1990 S4 - formerly: Alfa 101 Sprint, 2600 Sprint, Montreal - family classics: Jensen Interceptor II, '58 Hooper RR Silver Cloud I, Shadow II, '60 Corvette.