Topeka isn’t the least crime city in America. Far from it. I don’t know if it has more crime than the average US city, but it seems like it does. A couple days ago, some dick threw a concrete statue threw the side quarter glass on the diesel van. I guess just for fun.
Keith Walberg drove by and texted me that he saw the window blown out. I thought it was going to be pretty expensive to get it fixed. As it turned out, it wasn’t too bad.
I bought a replacement window at a local salvage yard for $85. I called around and it was around $100 to get it installed. But after looking at the replacement glass, I realized that I could do it myself.
The window attached with a bunch of nuts attached to bolt, connected to the rubber seal around the glass. I just needed to remove the old piece, clean up the urethane, then reseal the window back on. I took a couple hours, but it was rewarding. The urethane is pretty messy. It stays elastic forever. The stuff I took off was 17 years old and still sticky.
Of course I don’t like guys throwing stuff threw my car windows, but I did learn something and felt pretty good about doing the project, so maybe it was a wash. If it happens again, I already know how to do it, so I’d probably not be so content because the learning experience has already occurred? Hopefully I don’t find out the answer to that dilemma.