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October 11, 2013

Glass day....

Chase and one of his employees from Showtime Glass were back in action at the E-tek Shop today, finally installing the 40 Ford front glass and pulling the front and rear glass from the 68 Camaro project:

                                     First up, cutting the butyl tape from between the glass and body. 
                                                                   Now THAT'S a knife:

Some careful pushing....

                                                               And Viola - she's out.

                                                                Same deal, other end -

                A ton of really...lets say "unique" clips where used to hold the front glass mouldings on....

The 40 Ford is full of old-school "uniqueness". Since they couldn't make glass big enough to fill the entire hole back then, they made it in 2 pieces, and used a rubber channel divider in between. 

My 46 MErc truck has a similar arrangement and it's interesting to note how quickly one doesn't "see" the middle bar when driving.