Malibu Monday: Removing and Keeping the Car’s Front and Rear Glass

Working on a project car is all about adaptation when something doesn’t go as smoothly as you want it to. That’s just part of the process and on this week’s episode of The Build, the American Modern crew discovers just that. Check out what adaptive measures they had to put in place in order to remove the front and rear glass from their 1965 Malibu SS project vehicle above.

windshield_2Because the American Modern crew is planning to save the glass from their Malibu to use in the rebuild process, it was imperative that they got it off the car in a clean fashion. Fortunately, this wasn’t an issue when it came to the front windshield, but the crew didn’t have as much luck with the rear glass.

Having to adapt, which Claims Specialist Rick Drewry points out is one of the major components to success on a project car, the crew turned to piano wire to cut the rear glass from its seal. Once the wire was in place, a gentle tugging around the edges freed the back glass and the crew was able to lift it off to safety.

When removing glass from any vehicle, especially classic project cars, it’s important to be aware of what you’re doing at all times. Long stints in the sun and other elements without proper care can cause glass to shatter under the stress of pushing and pulling to get it out. Always think safety first, no matter what you’re doing to your car, and you’ll come out better in the long run.

Be sure to join us next week as we take a look at the totally gutted ‘65 Malibu on the rotisserie for Malibu Monday.

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Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a freelance writer and lover of anything with a rumble. Hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles - she's owned and driven it all. When she's not busy writing about them, she's out in her garage wrenching away. Who doesn't love a tech-savy gal that knows her way around a garage?
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