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  1. I tried to install a windshield this weekend on a 78. I followed all the advice given in previous posts. End result I cracked the windshield! I had the rubber on the glass with 3M bedding compound. I had the stainless installed and taped down. I marked the center on the gun-sight both on glass and body. I marked the top center of the glass and frame. I had the rope installed and 3 other helpers. I added 3M bedding to the window frame. Everything was going good. glass was centered, rope was pulling out and rubber was sitting onto the inside flange. The problem was the rubber, on the sides (A Pillar) was rotating and pulling off the glass. As we used plastic putty knives and pushed and tried to roll the rubber back I guess we pushed a little too hard. POP. Any ideas why it would not sit over the flange? Sorry, no pictures as after it cracked I, i pulled all back out. ( I think there may have been a few bad words). Could the it have been the vinyl wrapped around pillar was too thick? Dan Booth had mentioned to add fiberglass fillers to the A-Pillars but I didn't understand what he meant. I am trying to find a windshield (in the Chicago area to avoid shipping) to try it again. I don't know if I can find a auto window installer in the area that would know how to do it any better. Anybody have any suggestions as to what I did wrong? things to change before attempting again?
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