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Old July 7th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Bronco/F150 Windshield Swap

The windshield in my 91 bronco is junk and I need to replace it, and I'm looking to save as much cash as possible. F150s are much more common in the u-pull-its around here than broncos, and I want to know if any of you have ever swapped a windshield from one to the other, or whether they're compatible. I think they should be, since the bronco and f150 fronts are almost identical in most aspects for this model year. Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #2
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thhere the same. ive never know many people to have luck with doing this though, i guess just take your time and be careful.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #3
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i did mine with a base ball bat and a sledge hammer if that tells you anything that glue that holds them in is tough
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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #4
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we got a curved knife we use to cut the glue when we swap them. my old man used to work at a glass shop changing windshields. where in GR are ya?
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #5
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used windshields almost always crack when being removed, good luck
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Old July 9th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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I'm pretty confident that I can cut one out without too much of a problem, but I was thinking about paying someone who actually knows what they're doing to install it in my truck.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #7
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Well, as it turns out I cannot cut one of those things out. At least not without cracking it in the process. I used a nice knife to make a starter hole, then used .020 piano wire to cut the sealant. Problem is, there are certain places where the wire refuses to cut and just breaks instead, so in attempting to get past this with a knife, I kept cracking the glass. How do I get past that? I did have a friend helping me, but he's just as clueless as I am.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #8
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I replaced two windshields in my 93 ford, i think they were only like $130 for new glass installed.

If you have comp on your truck, the detuctable for glass is only about $50 usually.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #9
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I have swapped them on Broncos it a couple times. Only thing I can say is go slow and be careful. I started the cuts with a razor knife then just kept cutting deeper using a sharp thin flexible knife to get all the way thru.If you are going to pay someone to install it it might be worth it just to pay for the glass as well. I am having one of my 4Runners done for $125
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Old November 5th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #10
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They are the same, almost every single part thats on an F150 can go on a Bronco as long as they are the same year, or at least the same body style. The only exceptions are the back panels since the Bronco doesn't have a bed, the tail gate, and the topper.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 09:37 AM   #11
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i agree with above, worth the $ to just have a new one installed.
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