They are so brittle and huge shipping them is a royal pain. I think late model makes a 2 piece one now though to cut down shipping costs. Anyways, welcome aboard! If you need help with that 6, you have plenty of knowledge here for it. Per the windshield, you almost should have waited till you got it sprayed to pull it. I know it's too late now though lol. Paint jobs come out much better with that seal out of the way. Excited to see where this goes, and believe me, we understand the budget aspect of being a first timer. Welcome!