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Old 02-02-2020, 02:57 PM   #1
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Trying to remove my front windshield to have the new glass installed I treated the square nuts holding the main hinge with pen. oil (a couple of times in two days)- the original nut will not brake loss. Now on top of this situation the screw heads got open with this fussing and now the screw driver end will not hold. I tried to reach-in with my grinder - NG. I tried to drill the screw head - NG. They must be S S, the bit will not even start.
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:05 PM   #2
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With the windshield open is there room to hold a drill. Might have to drill em out.
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Old 02-02-2020, 04:09 PM   #3
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With the windshield off the car apply heat to the screw with a propane torch then apply some penetrating oil while the screw is still hot. Let it cool completely and add more penetrating oul. Let it sit a day. Time is your friend... If no go, repeat.
You could then use a small pointed drift and hammer to tap te screw slot counter clockwise. It worked for me. Of course I ended up re-painting the frame and installed new rubber mouldingd.I would not drill them as you could damage the threads in the frame.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:05 PM   #4
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I just came home and saw a couple of “posts”reply’s on Ford Barn. Looking the situation over with my unbelievable wife.... she said, why don’t you try to slide the existing frame out of the butt hinge. A little penetrating oil, a block of wood and a small / heavy hammer, the whole frame - the broken glass in all slid right out. Now, I will get my new replacement glass in and slide the unit back together. It’s really neat to have a smart - helping wife !
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Thanks for the update! Better keep that wife around.
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:52 AM   #7
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Thought you were trying to remove these screws and that is what I commented on. They can be a bugger to remove from the corners of the frame when installing new glass.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:53 AM   #8
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She sure is a keeper
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:59 AM   #9
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Can I borrow your wife for some help on my A?
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