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Old 12-10-2015, 09:57 PM
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Ok T-Bird guru's. Got a new windshield gasket. How do you tell the top from the bottom. I looked in a original t-bird assembly book but no clear shots. I'm guessing the smooth side goes on the bottom and the top has the indentation in it.
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Thought I would tag along on this thread. Regarding w/s gasket, is any kind of sealer supposed to be used during the install? I've seen it done with and without.
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I am about 90% sure I remember seeing that indent when I had the cowl off my car last winter (I was re-sealing around the wiper motor shafts).
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Nope. I think I see it on the inside in these old photos when I had my dash out. click link and scroll down

Post #110 and #122; you can see the indentation on the gasket. Mine is the original one; never replaced.

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I've used sealer on the three replacements that I've done. It seems the only source today for windshield sealer is CR Lawrence. They also have an applicator for it. Once the windshield is installed, run a small amount between the glass and the seal, and then add more between the seal and the body opening. The sealer is a viscous liquid and application can be a little messy but after clean-up you should have a water tight installation. Possibly you can use other products for this, but the windshield sealer and applicator were designed for just this purpose.
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Nope. I think I see it on the inside in these old photos when I had my dash out. click link and scroll down

Post #110 and #122; you can see the indentation on the gasket. Mine is the original one; never replaced.

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Thanks! That's what I needed.

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