Help with glass reinstall Marion (columbus) Ohio. Striking out

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    Hello all,

    Im in a bit of a pickle. My painter pulled out my window glass, and now i cannot locate a shop that will reinstall my glass on such an old vehicle. Its a 74 scamp. Im in marion ohio, and called a bunch of columbus area shops, and they all refer me to erics auto glass. Erics has Not been helpful, and borderline rude with my inquiry. They will only do the front (pending what day of the week i asked)

    I have my undamaged glass, and brand new seals/gaskets.

    Can anyone point me in a direction? I would gladly pay a member anywhere between columbus, and youngstown with glass experience to help me out.

    Thanks in advance
     
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      Do it yourself. It's very easy and will take only about 30 minutes from get to go. We can guide you through it.
       
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        Agreed. VERY Easy. If you lived near me, I'd come over and front and rear would both be done in less than 2 hours.
         
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        2 people, some rope, LOTS of silicon spray, and most importantly, PATIENCE, will get your glass in. Lots of people here can walk you through the process. Its also helpful if one of the two people installing the glass has done it before.

        I'd come help if I wasn't 2000 miles away.
         
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        I've tried silicon spray. I like Dawn dish washing detergent. It's thick and it stay around. I've had silicon spray dry up too quick. You can put a greyhound bus in a doghouse with Dawn. Slip right in there.
         
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        • Caco2120

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          Thank you all. I will have to watch some videos
           
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          I'm just the opposite. I've tried dish soap, I don't like the mess. When the silicon spray dries, you just spray a little more.

          I've never tried to put a greyhound bus in a doghouse, but I have thrown a hot dog down a hallway! :eek:
           
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            I agree with the posters that say do it yourself.

            I installed all the glass in my 74 swinger by myself with no help at all with absolutely no damage or leakage afterwards.

            Go down to the glass shop and talk to the oldest guy you can find. He will probably gladly give you his advice, while you are at it, ask him for a couple of their glass installer sticks. They are made out of plastic and the dude gave me a small hand full for free.

            Put the rubber gasket in first, then get your glass started on one side, then SLOWLY and surely work the rubber over your glass with your PLASTIC ONLY tools. 1/32 of an inch at a time is awesome progress. Before you know it, the rubber just gives way and the glass sits home.

            Once you get the glass in, and before the lube is drained/washed away. SLAP THE HELL OUT OF YOUR GLASS. With the palm of your hand, all over it. The vibrations will allow the window to even out the load, and will prevent a nasty stress crack on your very first ride. ( I learned this the hard way with an 86 D150 windshield...)

            For me, I started with a perfectly clean, freshly painted channel with no rust holes or damage. I used ZERO sealant of any kind and my seal is perfectly tight. maybe I got lucky.
             
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              Dam Rob, it took me three weeks to put all the side glasses in my basket case. Wasn't sure they were even the right ones , and never did it before. Some one else took them out , Bout ate my lunch !! LOL
               
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                thanks everyone for the kind words. just one of those things I haven't done before, and I had seen/heard of people breaking their glass...and that's the last thing I wanted to do.

                I'll go to youtube university on this one, and see what I can learn.

                appreciate the advice!
                 
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                Just installed my first windshield today in my '65...….
                Pretty easy, done it by myself with the Dawn soap ……… pretty much slipped right in.
                Bought the lock strip install tool from Amazon.
                 
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                Whatndo you guys think of this video. Uses the rope method?
                 
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                It's near impossible to break a glass that has a gasket. Especially the early A bodies that have the lock strip. If you take your time and be patient you can do it.

                Here is a great video showing how to do it and how easy it is.

                 
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                I considered using rope on mine. I did a rope install the rear slider in my Dakota. It worked slick!

                I chose not to go with rope on the dart, that rear window has some mean points on the lower, and it is not easy getting around there let alone room inside near the package tray.

                After I found out how easy it was to do it the way I described from the outside..... I didn't even bother considering rope for the front glass. piece of cake!
                 
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                Front window is easy. put the gasket in the window with some bedding compound to stop the leaks. Lay the glass in the bottom part of the gasket. work your way up with a plastic trim tool and pull the gasket over the glass. once it's in give the glass a hit all the way around with the palm of your hand (firm but not too hard)
                 
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