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Old 02-02-2009
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Anybody ever change a windshield?

My project truck needs a windshield. I am wondering if its hard to change or do I need to bite the bullet and buy a new one. Anybody know the going price for one? Junk yards sell em 50 and up.
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Up here in Canaduh, Apple Auto Glass wants $280 Installed.

I have a guy that can do it for like $175 supposedly.

My truck needs a new windshield, I have a crack right across the centre from A pillar to A pillar.
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I got mine done professionaly a couple weeks ago. 120 bucks i think.
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they are a pain the *** esp when its cold out.
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I bought one from a body shop for $140 new, + $10 for a tube of that black sealer, the shop wanted $220 to do it for me, but I did it myself. ended up with some leaks when it rained, and had to go back and add some silicon - I think its sealed now.

next time, I just let the shop do it, plus its warranteed and they'll usually fix chips for free or a reasonable price if it's their install.

but if you could get a good one at a jy for $50, it'd be worth trying yourself
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i got mine changed in my 99 twice i think it was like 130 each time. also look into your insurance company mine will change a windshield with no deductable once a year
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john ive done it, once and helped do it twice. . .all 3 times on a ranger, it can be a pain when its cold, i recommend doing it in the garage, and dont drive it for atleast 4hrs. .
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Insurance replaced my windshield. Price for them was 80 bucks I asked how much for one, and they said 125.00 not including install
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I replaced one once although I can't remember why. Never again.
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just get it done by a professional. lots of places have guys you can call and they'll drive out to your house to do it.

local guy did mine for about 100 bucks right in my driveway. very nicely done - worth the extra cash.
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Yeah I'm going to call around and get pricing.
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it can be done your self but for the hassel of trying to get the good windsheld out of the truck juck yard broke 3 before they got a good one its just easer to have some one do it for you i payed 100.00 for mine and he came to the house to put it in
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had mine replaced for $120 about a year ago

that was for the windshield and install labor

i've heard its not that hard to do by yourself either....but mine broke in the winter and it was too cold to find out for myself
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Last time I tried to salvage a windshield from a parts truck for my grandpa's truck, I had tugged just too hard on the wire and the windshield split all the way across from pillar to pillar. Needless to say a crow bar finished the job, but the windshield wasn't all that usable.
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