Rear window removal, need help

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Rear window removal, need help

Post by StageCat on Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:42 pm

Can anyone tell me or point me to a site that has instructions for this type of rear window removal. If I keep going I will need new glass that can't be found. Thanks, Tom

 


StageCat

Posts : 201
Join date : 2015-01-16
Location : So Cal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by rt338b on Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:49 pm

You remove it the same way as any gasket glass you just have to put the trim back in before you reinstall the glass. The trim has a small angle on the bottom side that hooks around the  glass in the gasket. Why are you taking it out. Usually you cut the gasket around the glass to expose it. It can be removed but it is a bitch to do. Try lots of lubricant wd40 soapy water anything that will let you get the trim out. Like I said the trim has a straight to a angle that is in the gasket that sort o hooks under the glass.

rt338b

Posts : 107
Join date : 2015-01-26
Age : 63
Location : St. Louis

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by StageCat on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:11 am

Thanks rt, I did get one of the side trim pieces out using lubricant which was a real bitch. I realize that I got lucky and didn't want to destroy any trim which is as hard to find as unobtainium. I'll just cut and get new gasket.

Tom

StageCat

Posts : 201
Join date : 2015-01-16
Location : So Cal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by rt338b on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:20 am

After you get the stainless out you can go from the inside of the window gasket and try to feed a thin welding rod or tig rod and poke it to the outside of the gasket then put a small type rope on it and pull thru and using a second person on the outside pull it side to side and push on the window to reverse the method used for installing it. I have done this but it isnt easy and if you dont mind buying a new gasket cut that sucker off! Sometimes there are cars that gaskets arent available for so you have no choice.

rt338b

Posts : 107
Join date : 2015-01-26
Age : 63
Location : St. Louis

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by woody1640 on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:41 am

rt338b wrote:After you get the stainless out you can go from the inside of the window gasket and try to feed a thin welding rod or tig rod and poke it to the outside of the gasket then put a small type rope on it and pull thru and using a second person on the outside pull it side to side and push on the window to reverse the method used for installing it. I have done this but it isnt easy and if you dont mind buying a new gasket cut that sucker off! Sometimes there are cars that gaskets arent available for so you have no choice.

Hey: If you go to your local auto parts store, they have window removal tools that will work much better than the rope trick. I bought one to remove all the glass from my car and it works great. I can take a pic of mine and post if ya need.


keith

woody1640

Posts : 265
Join date : 2014-12-27
Age : 53
Location : Mankato, Mn.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by rt338b on Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:07 am

Thats true Woody always better if you have the tools for the job but sometimes we just cant get them

rt338b

Posts : 107
Join date : 2015-01-26
Age : 63
Location : St. Louis

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by StageCat on Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:34 pm

Post a picture Keith

Thanks

StageCat

Posts : 201
Join date : 2015-01-16
Location : So Cal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by woody1640 on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:05 pm




Tom: Sorry about the delay in posting these, I have been just swamped with work and everything else lately. I don't know if this will help or not ... its more for the urethaned windows not the rubber gasket ed kind like our rear windows are. It did help me cut away the old rubber enough to get the glass out.


Keith



woody1640

Posts : 265
Join date : 2014-12-27
Age : 53
Location : Mankato, Mn.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by StageCat on Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:37 pm

Thanks Keith, I ended up just cutting it out and got a new gasket. Now I just need to get window back in without breaking it. If it breaks, I have a better chance of getting plutonium at Home Depot than finding new glass......

StageCat

Posts : 201
Join date : 2015-01-16
Location : So Cal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by woody1640 on Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:53 am

I have installed these type of windows before.
1st and foremost use plenty of lubrication, soap and water works but they do make a special lubricant for this application.
2nd they make special tool for installing this type of window, I highly recommend getting one. You may be able to borrow one if ya know the right person or you may need to buy one. Just my $.02 worth ..lol

Keith

woody1640

Posts : 265
Join date : 2014-12-27
Age : 53
Location : Mankato, Mn.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear window removal, need help

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum