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Old 08-11-2013
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Rust by Windshield

I am needing to replace this windshield in order to get a safety done here in Ontario, which is one of toughest province to get a safety done, sadly, but when i took it in to get looked at the rust is to bad for them to put in a new windshield without abiding by their laws of being reliable for any leaks. This is a corporate business which i can see being tough on things like this. So I am going to take it into a local business which does windshields and see if they will put one in. If not then I am going to most likely do the windshield myself, cutting costs, and fixing up the spot with filler. Now none of these places do body work so my concern is having to take out the windshield to fix this spot then transporting it to get done. what are your thoughts? I have a good idea of putting windshields in and have the tools but is there maybe a step by step for rangers on this sight. Also is the rubber stripping around the windshield reusable? Thanks

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uh yea...youre gonna pull that glass out and that area is gonna fall apart...the glass is holding that together...im willing to bet a windshield replacement place wont even touch the truck..and dont even think of packing that with filler...it wont work...that metal needs cut and new welded in

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Not good.

Isn't it already leaking?

As DJ said, your going to need new metal there.
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Not good.

Isn't it already leaking?

As DJ said, your going to need new metal there.
Its not leaking at all.. its mainly just surface rust with a small hole
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Even if it is just on the surface, it will spread unless you completely get rid of it.
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Small hole is the key word. That hole is going to get worse, I recommend new metal, body filler may still allow moisture to seep in.

It will cost more now, but it will save you a major headache later
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Alright ill get it looked at by a body shop thanks guys
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