[Healeys] FW: Windshield to body seal????

George Haywood haywoodone at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 3 14:53:47 MST 2008

From: haywoodone at hotmail.comTo: rdickson at midwestarchaeology.com;
healeys at autox.team.netSubject: RE: [Healeys] Windshield to body seal????Date:
Wed, 3 Dec 2008 16:44:43 -0500

Randy,This is for sure a frustrating job indeed.  Although I only have one bj8
that I totally restored I have experienced installing this seal at least 4
times on it before the job was completed.  I, like Rich, took 4-5 inch
sections and pushed them into the slot, then moved on to another section
starting at one end and continuing all the way around.  I then trimmed as Rich
described leaving tails to be tucked around and underneath the wings.  They
sit up there without any adhesive except for the door molding (draft
excluders). Here's my method:  Tuck one side of the T strip into the track,
then use a window glass tool (the one with a rounded smooth end and a wedge
looking sharper other end) to press the other side into the track, use the
sharp end to do this.  You will notice that one edge goes in easier than the
other edge on the straight areas.  You sometimes have to give the gasket a
little stretch to thin out the T as you push it in with the sharp end of the
glass tool.   When you get to the curves you have to reverse your tactic and
tuck the opposite edge into the track first, then press the other side in with
the glass tool.  You have to pinch the gasket in your fingers and angle it to
get the first side started and hold it like that to expose the T while you
press the other side in.  It only takes me about 10 minutes to do this now by
myself.  Lubricant helps it go in easy but it also pops out easy when you
don't want it to.  If the ends come out during the placement on the scuttle
you have to take the windshield frame off the scuttle and just lightly stretch
the gasket and tuck it back where it belongs.  If you get it in place and let
it set overnight before installing to the car it will conform better and maybe
not come out as easy.  Take care, George Haywood'65 bj8 (Restored with 10K
miles my first year) Can you tell I love driving it??  > From:
rdickson at midwestarchaeology.com> To: healeys at autox.team.net> Date: Tue, 2 Dec
2008 19:32:48 -0600> Subject: [Healeys] Windshield to body seal????> > Fellow
Healeyoids,> I have been having a hell of a time trying to get my rubber seal
installed> from the bottom of the windshield to the body on my 63 BJ7.
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