studiog said:Larry, Sorry to hear about your broken tab. But at least the guy is willing to make it right without a fight. Doesn't help your lost time any but it is a small thing compared to some of the things that can go wrong with a major resto. project. Now I will be sure to document my windshield post before I send them out and give notice to the plater that they need special care and handling.
Z28Canuck said:Sorry to hear about the tab problem Larry. But as others said it can be fixed or your plater says he'll replace it so maybe it's time for a cold beer and step back and just think about what's next when the part is done. You guys go through quite a few frustrating setbacks but always get through it. Not the first and unfortunately it won't be the last right? Hope you get time to relax with the family a bit this weekend and enjoy your Sunday morning visit with your Dad's friend.
John Mcgraw said:Larry,
Go ahead and take it to the upholstery shop. He does not need the windshield in to do any of what he will do. As a matter of fact, the windshield must be out to put in the dash pad anyway. Make sure that he leaves all the extra material on the windshield side of the pad, I allways like to make sure that the dash pad vinyl actually is captured under the rear edge of the windshield rubber body gasket. the vinyl will shrink over time and will show if not left long. Take a heat gun and form the extra material over the edge down into the channel tha the gasket sits in. I missed the second appointment to get my carpet done, and am still waiting to get it in.
Regards, John McGraw
Had mine done last year and I think they were somewhere in the range of $125-200. You'd be surprised how the quotes can vary, even among the higher quality shops.Toy4Hal said:I see this thread is a year old, and maybe lost to all. But thanks to everyone for all the information. This is an "up-coming" project of mine (likely winter) so it's all usefull.
Can anyone give me an idea of the cost to re-chrome the 2 windshiled posts? I think tab repairs are about $80 each so outside of that cost, what's the going price for re-chroming these posts?
Hal,Toy4Hal said:Was that $125 - $200 each or for the pair?
anyone: I am puting my windshield and frame together and have used some of the methods ya'll have been discussing. Working well so far. I might have made a mistake durring assembly. I used k-y jelly not soap to allow ease of assembly, it went so well that i'm wondering now that the frame might tend to pull apart in the future. Any comments?