Wing windows/door glass installation

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  1. Zig

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    BA284B06-1CDA-40D0-B0EC-324392AAE537.jpeg CB827A14-034E-494E-AEF3-6178433CB570.jpeg Because I like remembering all my construction language I have set aside for years.
    Actually, not too bad so far. It would be nice to have smaller hands to get to the bolt that holds the divider strip between wing window and door glass out.
    So far, one wing window in. Next up, the other window felt track piece and door glass.
    I have a feeling this will be “interesting”
    I’m thinking I’ll need to get the door glass in the door before installing the track, as the glass fits inside the track.
    One thing for sure, I’ll keep you all updated.
    So far the biggest pain was getting the old weatherstripping out from around the old vent windows.
     
  2. Bill Hanlon

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    Us old guys (poor memory) leave the parts in one door until we are done with the other door.
     
  3. Zig

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    Yeah, there weren’t any parts to speak of.
    Obviously I will clean off the excess glass adhesive later, but for now it just feels good to be finally getting this long overdue project going.
    Hopefully the photos posted right side up?
     
  4. coilover

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    1. Know what you mean about getting the 5/16 bolt out of the bottom of the divider bar. My pudgy arms look like I refereed a fight between two bobcats by the time the job is done. The last several I have drilled a hole in the very bottom of the door big enough for a 1/2" socket and long extension to pass through. Stick a chassis plug in the hole when finished.
     
  5. Zig

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    556ADAA0-2A98-43EE-9B8B-9D3E39EAE242.jpeg D45C3BEA-3EEE-4474-A8AD-9248E6BB10C2.jpeg I love your description, Evan!
    I found out there are three little screws that make installing door glass in doors with vent windows a doable thing.
    Without removing these screws and the track they hold in place, I don’t believe you would ever get the glass in.
    Anyway, passenger side is completely done.
    Tomorrow- the drivers side! (It shouldn’t take nearly as long, now that I know what I’m doing.)
    Please let me know if these photos aren’t in right side up. On my phone, they are.
    Thanks!
     
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  6. Bill Hanlon

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    Hey Paul! What's up? Or for that matter, what's down?

    These last two pictures need rotating 90 degrees clockwise.
     
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  7. Zig

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    Well, I tried, but I can’t figure out how to flip those.
    Sorry...#confused#
     
  8. 52wasp

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    Zig, are you laying on the couch when you post these? If so, that might explain why they are sideways for everyone except you.

    Nice to see you getting some glass in the old girl.
     
  9. Zig

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    Because I didn’t feel like screwing with removing the rivet that the wing window pivots on, (and the windows operate perfectly fine as is) I just split the rubber weatherstripping right where the bottom pivot is.
     
  10. Zig

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    It took me a few minutes to figure this HAD to come out, otherwise the door glass would never go in.
    Of course the top screw of the track was gone, but with a little determination and some painters tape, God lead me to a solution.
     
  11. Zig

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    0BA5D3A8-F7AB-4A9A-BDEA-6C13F54F6865.jpeg 6040329F-26AD-448F-92CA-9955B3BEFE30.jpeg 17FDF0AE-D512-4668-B9F1-BA2E465F5EA2.jpeg Finally it was time to slide in the door glass bracket that rides the regulator. Put adhesive in channel before installing bracket, then slip door glass into channel and roll down window quite a way so the glass felt channel can be installed.
    I had an old window that I used to bend the felt (?) around.
    Apply adhesive per instructions and when it’s ready, install.
    I used adhesive to hold the end down inside the door in the track. The tab that should be there was gone, but I’ll put my faith in the adhesive.
     
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    A3770B12-7FD7-4185-9DB6-0DC5689F4938.jpeg 141DE4EA-DE96-4C98-932D-F8DF0BC22CB8.jpeg All better!
    I know I need to get my gas gauge back on line, but I believe the next project needs to be getting the heater running!
    I have new ductwork that is installed and has been patiently waiting to blow hot air up on the windshield!
    Ohhhhh BILL LLLLL.
    #rolleyes##wink#
     
  13. Bill Hanlon

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    Been away from home for a couple of days. I'll call tomorrow.
     
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    Looks good Paul ! .

    I see you're showing off your HUGE garage / car hole that's -so- big you have crap stored along side the rig and behind it too .

    I'm here in So. Cal. where it's 37* (!) and feeling envious if your work space .

    Door works teach one patience, like it or don't .

    "God lead me to a solution." ~ remember how often I say 'faith will move mountains but you'd better bring a shovel' .
     
  15. Bilbo

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    Lookin good, Zig! I helped a friend with his vent and door glass recently and was reminded that that job brings out the "sailor" in some of us!
     

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