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Removing Corvette Targa Top Front Bolts The first thing you need to do when doing a windshield replacement on an older corvette convertible is remove the targa top. This is done with loosening the front two torque bolts, not removing them. They are behind the sun visors.

Corvette Targa Top Bolt Locations Rear The next step would be to locate the three bolts on each side of the rear, but only removing the center bolt entirely on each side. Push on the front of the top, then lift to release from the rear.

Three Sided Corvette Weather Stripping Clip Removal Next you need to remove clips from the windshield inner frame molding. There is one clip on each top corner, and two clips on the bottom of each side.Once removed, pull the stripping from both the top retainer, and the side retainers.

Top Corvette Weather Strip Retainer Now you need to remove the top molding/retainer from above the windshield to expose the glue under the top. Seven or eight phillips head screws is all it is, and it should lift up without hardly any fight.

Corvette Side Windshield Molding And Weather Strip Retainer Once the top is removed, a few more screws to remove the retainer strip from the side molding and frame, then a few more underneath to remove the side molding from the frame that covers the side of the windshield.

Cutting Out A 1985 Chevy Corvette WindshieldThe only thing left to do before cutting out the windshield is lifting the hood and removing the wipers.

Corvette Windshield Replacement In Mesa AZ Once the new corvette windshield is replaced, we do everything in reverse order, starting with reattaching the side moldings.that lip over the sides of the windshield.

Attaching Corvette Retainer To Side Windshield Molding To the right is an image of the retainer partially attached to the side molding.

A quick and dirty clip of the order of putting the top retainer and side molding and retainers back on can be viewed on the left.

Inserting Clip Corvette Three Sided Inner Frame Stripping Starting with the top corner of the inner frame molding, position and clip in top corners and bottom sides. Putting these back in are the same as on a Ford Mustang or Infiniti G37.

Reattaching Corvette Targa Top From Back To Front Place targa top back on top by swinging into the rear first, then lay the front down on top. Place and tighten rear bolts, then tighten front bolts.

Corvette-11-1985-Windshield Replacement In Mesa AZ - Completed That’s all there is to replacing a windshield on an older Chevy Corvette.


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