After several question posts on this and lots of hours and tool testing, there does seem to be a way of removing these intact.
What has worked for me is 'cheese wire' - very thin (sub 1mm steel). Brilliant at cutting through the bonding glue. The breaking issue with this method is the...
About to try removing a 1994 164 rear screen glass and still don't understand what the two black, rectangular plastic clips/boxes are at the bottom of it - visible when the boot lid is open.
I am guessing they are clips to secure the glass while the bonding glue sets but no idea how to...
I know I've asked questions about this before but now I'm asking for definitive answers:
1) what tools are the best to use?
2) what trim needs to be cared for?
3) how to stop the glass breaking?
4) can one person do it by themselves without breaking the glass?
helping scrap a 1993 164 twinspark and been reading up on the low chances of removing the front and rear screens intact. Am now considering removing the screens with frames intact, via angle grinder, and trying to do the separation of glass/metal at a later date when it can be done slowly...