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Robin Cornick

TR 7/8 side glass
« on: March 05, 2016, 11:32:49 AM »
I believe the recognized method is to lay the glass on a blanket on a table

or workbench, with the required edge over hanging. use some dish soap to

lube both the metal u section and the glass and use a rubber mallet to tap

the u section into place. It is meant to be a very tight fit. It is

probably a 2 person job as it's difficult to get started. I guess a simpler

method would be to fill the channel with the mastic they use to stick

modern windshields into cars if you don't fancy the mallet method.  I can't

say I have tried either but have seen the mallet method used successfully.

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Re: TR 7/8 side glass
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 11:46:19 AM »
I'd be tempted to try the mastic method, as I have personally shattered a

window trying to straighten it up in the channel with the proper factory

adhesive.

Chris

Re: TR 7/8 side glass
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 12:19:37 PM »
I'll echo David's comment.  I re-mounted the windows in an early

spitfire using the OEM rubbers.  It's a flat glass rather than curved

like the 7/8 windows and I still struggled.  If I were to do it again,

I'd go with window mastic.  I think you can get it from an automotive

paint store or, perhaps easier, go to an auto glass installer and see if

they'll do it for you.  Should be pretty cheap as they would just use a

little left over from a windshield installation which they would

normally just toss.



If you decide to press on with the rubber mount, be sure to get the

channel as clean as possible.  Any old adhesive, dirt, or rust will make

it more difficult to press it in.



Chris

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Randy Tess

Re: TR 7/8 side glass
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 12:24:30 PM »
Glass and hammers. What could possibly go wrong?



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Re: TR 7/8 side glass
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 12:25:41 PM »
That is EXACTLY what went wrong!

Rob Cornick

Re: TR 7/8 side glass
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 12:37:26 PM »
Yes indeed, I have a NOS bare glass for both sides, last time I was

contemplating using them I lost my nerve a bought another set from the

breakers yard.  There's not much that phases me on these cars I'll even pull

windshields, but this one just had too many potential bad endings, that said

the one I saw done went pretty smoothly but you've got to use a rubber

mallet!



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Mark Elbers

Re: TR 7/8 side glass
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 01:01:53 PM »
Related question:



I have a couple of Windows that don't have the u channel attached.  The rubber

perished and everything fell apart.



Are there any dimensions available to position the u-channel correctly?  Do I

just centre the channel along the bottom edge?





Mark Elbers









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Terry Merrell

Re: TR 7/8 side glass
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2016, 09:48:02 AM »
If anyone needs some glass, I have plenty of spares that can be had at a

reasonable cost. $30 plus shipping for a pair.



Terry Merrell

St. Louis, MO



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"Norman Hall"

Re: TR 7/8 side glass
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2016, 11:19:03 AM »
Hi Mark

Mine measures 3+1/4 inches from the front point. That is the metal not the

rubber which hangs over about 3/8 inch on both ends.

I am going to a glass shop tomorrow, and, will let everyone know how I made

out.

Norm Hall

79 TR7 DHC

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