|Here it is! My bullet proof windshield in the create. It the Basic Armor version windshield for the Humvee's.|
|After about 30 minutes of working at getting it out of it create that it was packed in, I finally get to see it. It's the olive green frame with the armored glass installed.|
|As you can tell from the shot of the outside part of the window, it's mounted flush with the frame like the stock civilian version is.|
|This here is a view from the inside, it is just about right up against the frame.|
The glass is a glass - Polycarbonete Laminate plate, inside is the Polycarbonete or plastic, and the outside is glass. The D.O.T. ratings are 67 on the drivers side, and 335 on the other side, why they are not the same, I have no idea. Both are made differently but are both close to 1/2 thick, with the DOT 335 piece being a shade thicker.
Removal of the glass and the rubber gasket from this new frame was very easy. To bad the one one the Hummer was not so easy. It was very well glued in to place, and I do not think this was a factory seal job. The old glass was sealed with black silicone and it was on every inch of the rubber seal making just about impossible to get out. They even had this silicone on the vinyl trim in side the cab, it was every where, sloppy job. We broke the first piece of glass while tying to get it out. So we ended up cutting the rubber seal in order to get the old glass out on both sides. Even broke the other side while getting it out also.
After cleaning the frame, and adding a bead of sealant, in installed
the glass with out any problems. Put all the side trim back in to place
and looked great, sounded solid too. I did not glue the mirror bracket
to the windshield because the inside of the windshield is not glass, it
the Polycarbonete stuff. So I was not sure if it would stick that good.
I will make a small metal bracket to mount the mirror to.
I will have a few more photos to come, basically it's just of the Hummer without the drivers side window.
Now I have a spare green windshield frame, all aluminum. If some one has a need for it, let me know.
The windshield is an AM General's part # 12339424-3, and came from T.W.
Murray Jeep Parts (302 736-1790). Cost at the time was $300, not
including shipping, that was $71.00. So that's a little under $200
per windshield replacement, and that is a lot better then either the glass
shops or the dealerships price. At this time (March 8th, 1999) he
does not have any in stock, but he (Don) said he hope to get some in by
late May of this year.
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