1987 Chevrolet Truck Windshield Installation Instructions

You can install a windshield in your 1987 Chevrolet truck right at home, which should save you some money. If you see a long crack or significant chips in your windshield, you know it's time to replace it. It is important to maintain the integrity of your truck's windshield because it protects you. Besides keeping debris out of your face while you're driving, the windshield keeps you from being thrown from the vehicle in the event of an accident.

Tools Used: Clean, damp towel, Gasket, Windshield, Urethane sealant, Heavy nylon cord, Petroleum jelly, Helper wearing work gloves

Install Windshield

Wipe rust and dirt from the windshield frame with a damp towel. Put the new gasket in the sun until it feels looser and softer.

Fit the gasket snugly around the windshield. Make sure the side of the gasket that has the slit faces outside the Chevrolet. Locate the channel closest to the outside perimeter of the gasket. Run a thin line of sealant along this channel.

Spread petroleum jelly into the outer groove on the gasket. Put a little extra at the top center and bottom center. Insert a nylon cord into this outer groove. Start at the bottom center, leaving two long ends of cord hanging out in the center.

Place the windshield in the opening as you stand outside the vehicle. Make sure the cords hang inside the vehicle. Have your helper sit inside the vehicle to assist you in putting the windshield in place.

Ask your helper to pull one cord end slowly out and around the frame to bring the rubber lip of the gasket into place while you press the rubber gasket around the outside edge of the vehicle.

Wipe off the extra petroleum jelly. Allow the sealant to dry for two days before driving the truck.

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