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"Norman Hall"

Side window glass
« on: March 07, 2016, 12:59:28 PM »
Hi

I finally have the side glass installed in the track.

Pretty simple when you have the guts to do it, and, knowledge.

I took it to my local glass shop along with the rubber.

He had no problem installling the glass, although when he first looked at the

rubber, he thought it was too thick.

But, I then brought in the other window which had not been disembled, so, he

said he would have a go wiith the rubber I brought. ( He did say that he had

all thicknesses of rubber, so, it may not be necessary to get from a supplier

first.) He was working on a carpeted work bench.

He put the rubber on the window, held it in place with masking tape, then

started at one end,  with the glass vertical, 3+1/4 inches from the point,

and, gave the track a few good whacks with the RUBBER mallet, and it started

really welll. He then worked along the track, back and forth until it was

fully seated.

Prior to installing the rubber he cleaned the glass with a glass cleaner, and

used a razor blade to take off all the dirt.  The glass cleaner contained a

lot of alcohol. Do not use commercial store bought cleaner, such as windex as

it leaves a film. You may not get adhesion.

Hope this is of some use to those who are contemplating doing the same job.



Norm Hall

79 TR7 DHC

P.S. Now comes the fun part, trying to insall the glass in the door.

nh

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Re: Side window glass
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 10:13:55 PM »
You've raised another good point. A professional detailer tip is to clean

the glass with isopropyl alcohol and a razor blade.  The razor blade will

remove all the scum that is stuck to the surface and leave it super clear.

"Norman Hall"

Re: Side window glass
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 11:47:30 AM »
Hi

An update on the Side Window Glass.

You may have to open the slot where the balls on the mechanisim run, after

installing the glass to the track.  The slots had collapse a lot on mine,

and, I had a heck of a time opening them. Fortunately I had a "drift" that

was just about the right size.



Norm Hall

79 TR7 DHC

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Mark Elbers

Re: Side window glass
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 02:36:10 PM »
Norm,  why did the slots collapse?



Was it due to the rubber mallet installation technique,





Mark Elbers









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