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12-11-2006 07:11 PM
saabsbreakdown I decided to destroy the gasket if I ever take out the windshield, because I have extra gaskets. I plan to use a spare piece of Cutco and a hammer to accomplish this!

I think hardwood shims would work way better than screwdrivers..
12-11-2006 09:25 AM
JK I've taken two c900 windshields out...one broke at a lower corner, the other I got out in one pice only to drop a metal bar on it later. Ooops. Anyway, I did it pretty much as Moonracer described.
12-11-2006 06:56 AM
Moonracer The most important part of replacing the windshield is get the car in a warm building and let it warm up. Remove the plastic locking strip on the outside if the gasket. Take two flat screw drivers and CAREFULLY work the gasket under the lip in the roof from inside of the car. Be verry carefull around the corners. If you work very carefully you can get it out. You have about a 50/50 chance of breaking it though. Once you get the rubber gasket worked under the lip of the roof get some help and lift it forward.
12-11-2006 06:07 AM
GA Can't you source a new 99 windshield from Europe? There seems to be a number of 99's still running around the UK.
12-10-2006 11:58 PM
bartonfiske Summary advice: Don't attempt to remove it.

I was told that I sourced the last known original Saab 99 windshield available in the US on regular glass distributor networks sometime in 2003. My original windshield was badly pitted and I was able to prove to my insurance company it was a safety hazard and they agreed. It took almost 6 weeks of searching to find the replacement. It was installed by a professional glass installer, and I begged him to try saving the original, but he advised me the chances were near zero of getting a 20+ year old windshield out w/out breaking it. He was right, he broke it w/in minutes of starting on removing it, despite claiming he would "do his best". Typically, people don't remove good windshields, so they don't really worry about breaking what is likely already a broken windshield. Finding a (new) replacement is highly unlikely, although preferable if you can find one. Seals can be sourced, although if you're careful during the removal process, you can usually re-use the seal. Be sure to pay very close attention to the window frame as this is frequently rotted and leads to seeping of rain/snow into the car and overall weakening of the structural components.
11-01-2006 08:18 PM
saabsbreakdown no, its keeping factory glass.

Yeah i want to keep the front window in. i suppose you could do the welds before you installed that part of the cage you know?

The thing is Luke has it attached to the A-pillar. you would want to weld it from both sides i'd imagine..

Anyway, if anyone has swapped windshields, i'd like to hear about the best way to do it
11-01-2006 08:11 PM
PaulH yeah, you definitely wouldnt want to do that to a 99 front windsheild, but for the back that would do the trick, since im sure hes gonna throw lexan windows in everywhere but the front.

i suppose thats true about the welding access...but yuck, i wouldnt want to take one of those out if i didnt absolutely have to.

Paul
11-01-2006 07:58 PM
HotRodLarry A hammer did the trick on the back window of my '85 900. Little bit of a pain to clean up afterwards, but a shop-vac can take care of it no problem.
11-01-2006 07:42 PM
saabsbreakdown Thats what I said but they have some good points about welding access. the way you get a good seal is to throw a brick through a windshield to get the good rubber out. I think. Again thats why i posted to ask =)

I'm not totally sure..
11-01-2006 07:32 PM
PaulH ick i dunno, sounds scarry, the folks at the junkards usually run a thin wire through the gasket, and cut the gasket in half...looks like it takes some effort, and if ya did it that way you would need a new gasket, and i bet those are unobtanium. maybe just mask off the windsheild real good and take out all the other glass?

Paul
11-01-2006 05:40 PM
saabsbreakdown
99 windshield replacement procedure

Anyone have any information about doing this? Luke and his team have recommended to me that I remove all the glass prior to roll cage install, and reluctantly I agree. The 1970 has a perfect window and gasket, and I want to make sure I can do this properly.

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