Setting A Large Windshield By YourselfAre Windshields HEavy?
- July 25, 2014
- Install, Safety, Windshield Replacement
- Posted by Patrick
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The average windshield is said to weigh on average, about 25 pounds.
Some can weigh less, such as your Mini Cooper, or Fiat. Some can weigh more, such as your Freightliner Truck, or Dodge Caravan windshield.
When setting a lifted Dodge Ram, you want to lay it across the hood, with an elbow support pad on the hood, to prevent damage to both the hood and your elbows.
There are typically two stops on the bottom of each side of the windshield for it to rest on. Since I set from the driver’s side, I reach across with left elbow on pad, and right arm on suction cup, aiming for the further windshield stop. Gently laying it down and aiming for the closer stop, I then lay the entire top of the windshield down. Some techs do a “dry set” with no glue first, then mark the stops and windshield with blue tape, to ensure a perfect alignment.