I'm getting ready to install my Gen1 windshield and have been looking at the necessary parts (other than the actual rubber caulking and surface prep chemicals). These include:
- The windshield (acquired)
- Rubber molding along the top (73150-S3Y-003) - I have enough to reuse, but probably won't due to its age hardening
- Black foam rubber strip which surrounds most of the windshield. Not sure if this is to reduce wind noise or hide the rubber caulking or provide a consistent gap between windshield and frame or to keep caulking from oozing onto the interior trim or all of the above. I believe this is called a "Rubber set, front windsheild dam" and is part number 04731-S3Y-000.
- Rubber seal along the bottom of the windshield, called "Seal, Front Instrument" (77466-S3Y-000) - new one needed
- Finally, there are two clips on the top, about 1 1/2" long, 1/2" wide, several inches in from each side, which are like hooked fasteners. Similar to heavy duty hooked fasteners you could find at Home Depot ("industrial-strength velcro", not actually hook-and-loop). I suspect these are used during manufacture to keep the windshield from shifting after the bead is laid and the windshield is set. One half attaches to the window sill - and the other half attaches to the glass. Part numbers - "fastener A" (attaches to windshield?) - 91568-SX0-003; "fastener B" (attaches to frame?) - 91569-SZ3-013
Acquisition of the upper and lower seal/molding seems inevitable. I'm interested in substitutes, since this is the recycle-mobile, actually. What might I use for the black foam rubber seal that's inboard of the caulked gasket? I would consider using rubber exercise mat material, but am unsure of its UV stability. And does anyone really install new clips, or do the window people just tape the window in place until the caulking sets?
I could also use some tips for the caulk and surface prep chemicals.