I was hoping to avoid removing the windshield, but the concern that there might be rot in there has me convinced that it needs to come out. I've been reading up (including the FSM), and I have questions. Chipped glass. Can I reinstall it successfully? What if I filled the chip first? Honestly, I am expecting the answer to be NO. Second, the seal. I've read about lock strips and adhesives, but not sure which I need to worry about. This is a 1969 Dart Hardtop. I dont remember seeing a lock strip, but the FSM says something about a "filler strip" in the lower portion of the seal. Also, Precision lists a chrome lock strip for 1969. Is this something different than a lock strip for a 1967, or is the FSM wrong, or ?? Last, I would replace the clips. Do you install those before or after paint? I would think after, but mine are painted (the car has been repainted), and I thought it worth the asking.