Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
May 1, 2000
Contributers: Jeff Ford Photos By: Jeff Ford
We decided to do a site install on the windshield at the Silver Springs Show. Wow, talk about pressure.

When it comes to glass, we all get a bit skittish. After all, the stuff is expensive, and we really don't want to break it, let alone buy it twice. Most of the time, we want to let the pros do it. But on glue-in windshields, that's-well-foolish. Of all the glass to be installed in your vintage Mustang, it is probably the easiest and least stressful-especially when we give you some pro tips on how to make that happen.

OEM Glass put together a windshield for us that is a Carlite-stamped and date-coded piece. Of course, when we ordered it, we ran into our first problem-the windshield is available only in tint. That's fine for most of the Mustang faithful with '69-'73 cars, but our Lazarus Project falls soundly into the realm of "Gee, I never saw one of them before." This is because our Mach 1 is a clear glass car, and did not use a tinted windshield. After a nationwide search by OEM and our staff, we gave up and went with tint. We guess that this is the price you pay for unusual options.

We will also cover how to assemble the cowl, and how to get the windshield wipers to sit below the hood on your '71-'73. So follow along, and see just how easy it is to see clearly now.