The windshield glass on my 1967 MGB GT is in great shape but the rubber seal is a little iffy and really should be replaced. As many of my blog readers have noticed, this car has bad rubber everywhere as most of the rubber bits are close to 50 years old and spent much of their life in the heat and smog of Southern California. At this period I have been applying lots of rubber conditioner to soften the old rubber up a little. Whether this works I really don’t know and until the MG sees some rain I won’t know if there are leaks.
As with most parts for the MGB the replacement pieces aren’t overly expensive. At Moss Motors the glazing rubber and filler strip comes in at around $44. Not bad. The potentially bad part however is installing these rubber pieces. Some folks seem to be able to do the job in about an hour with one person working inside the car, one on the outside and a ton of rubber lubricant. Others seem to get really frustrated by the procedure and end up taking the bits to an auto glazier who more often than not doesn’t want to touch the job.
There is talk about specialty tools to help with the job and on MG forums many folks have lots of likely very good advice. Perhaps a summer job? The wonderful archive photo below shows a worker installing an MGB GT windshield at the factory, shows it can be done with one person… if you know what you’re doing!