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  • Body / Glass: Removal of exterior windshield stainless from a '62 GT Hawk

    I know I've seen discussion of this on earlier cars ('53, etc.), but I'm ready to remove these moldings from a '62 GT Hawk before painting the car and I cannot see how to remove the moldings.
    Thanks in advance!
    Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
    '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
    '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
    '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

  • #2
    I believe it is like the '64 Daytona, in which I sat centered in the front seat and placed my feet flat against the windshield and gently pushed until the entire windshield popped out. The glass didnt break and the stainless can be easily removed after pulling the rubber off of the glass.
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    • #3
      Someone correct me if I'm wrong but, I believe the molding cannot be removed without removing the windshield. Likewise, cannot be installed without assembling with glass and gasket first.
      Should be the same as this procedure from the '53 Shop Manual.
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      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        Thanks very much to both of you.
        Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
        '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
        '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
        '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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        • #5
          Helps to park car in the hot sun for a while before attempting to push windshield out.
          Frank van Doorn
          Omaha, Ne.
          1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
          1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
          1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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          • #6
            Thanks for that info Frank.
            Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
            '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
            '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
            '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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            • #7
              Park in the hot sun for sure. That lessens the chance of breakage. What I have done too in the past is start on the inside with a wooden or plastic tool glass installers use which looks somewhat like a carpenters pencil. I fold the lip of the windshield weatherstrip off the pinch weld on the inside & work it around, starting from the top & working it to the sides. This releases the grip the weatherstrip has on the body & will enable you to gently lift the glass out & off the car without assistance or breakage.
              59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
              60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
              61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
              62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
              62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
              62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
              63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
              63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
              64 Zip Van
              66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
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              • #8
                Thanks Warren!
                Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
                '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
                '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
                '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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