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Hi again, I wanted to first say thank you very much for the advice and help provided by this forum, you are a superb bunch of humans!

I'm starting to think about replacing the windshield in my Turbo R. I would have a professional glass company perform the work. Should I expect any trouble sourcing the glass (I'm in the Pacific NW USA), or any tips for the glass installer?

Thanks in advance!!!
Mike
 

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From my own experience. First read the manual for windscreen replacement, any Silver Spirit/Spur will do. The entire soft trim around the inside of the front windshield has to be removed and the top roll as well. The seal has to be cut with a utility knife from the inside. It is then pushed outward. VERY carefully remove the chrome trim. The new seal, with trim installed into the new seal, must be done at the same time. It cannot be fitted later. One important thing to remember, do not distort the trim, it will pop out at the corners.
Note" You may notice 2 clips on top with nuts, they have to be removed and new holes drilled into the seal before installation.
The glass may be obtainable from suppliers other than RR vendors, again there isn't a Turbo specific windscreen.
 

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Personally, I would speak to a local specialist in glass gluing area.
 

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There is nothing to glue in, its a rubber gasket that is installed on the glass and mated to the body opening with "the cord around the gasket" install method, old school.
 

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I think it may be too big to "repair". It may be covered on your insurance, with a deductible. Worth the effort to check out.
 

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Turbo R & Spirit windscreens are glued in, you have to remove the interior trim to get access to the screws 2 per side & 1 above interior mirror to remove the chrome trim & rubber around windscreens, you also have to remove wipers, scuttle panel to get to lower blocks that hold the windscreen in position to stop it slipping down. You then cut out glue around windscreen with right angle windscreen cutter to get glass out. Quite an involved job but once trims are al out of way any decent windscreen fitter should be able to do. Fitted many in my time working in main RR dealer in the 80/90's then labour costs became too much so they were subcontracted out to windscreen companies (after we had removed all trim)
 

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Interesting, I did a windshield on a 1981 and it did not use the Butyl strip and it was a conventional install. I did research the FSM and it appears they used the adhesive method for these models going forward.
 
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