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Posted 11 February 2004 - 11:53 PM
If things work out, though, I'm going to need to replace the driver's side rearmost window in it. The vehicle itself is an EA82 wagon. I should find out the year tomorrow. I've got a good replacement window in my Loyale right now. I did a few searches on window replacement, but most of them seemed to concentrate on the windshield. So I figured I'd throw out these questions:
1. The wagon should be late '80's... will the body style be close enough to my Loyale to swap that rear window into it?
2. Is the recommended removal procedure the same as a windshield? I.E.: run a strip of small strong wire through the rubber "gasket", attach handles to both ends, and "cut" through the "gasket" all the way around the window?
3. If I use the above method, where can I pick up a replacement "gasket"? I tried searching around on a few automotive parts stores online, to no avail.
4. What's the easiest way to get it back in there, without calling the glass tech's? I'm stubborn, this car's gonna be my baby, and I hate to have someone else working on it.
Thanks once again, and cross your fingers for luck for me, if'n you don't mind
Posted 12 February 2004 - 12:04 AM
Posted 12 February 2004 - 12:14 AM
Posted 12 February 2004 - 05:24 AM
The Dl/Gl glass may very well be rubber set (I don't rightly recall) but even if not so, you shouldn't be battlingthrough urethane - only butyl.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 11:43 AM
(shattered) glass an gluing in the new was a real pain. I am thinking the rear glass on a Loyal is a gasket type (at least it is on my 93), so you may want to double check the fit of the glass from an older donor.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 11:46 AM
so you window is the same gets better everyday huh? all we gotta do is get it into your driveway, lol.. and you'll have a soob for quite awhile.. i estimate if you left the current rust alone, you'd get a good 5-10 years outa the body.. if you wounded it you'd get 10 no prob..
Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:15 PM
I love the sound of that rust, or lack thereof. Finally, I'll have a car that I can get ahead of the rust for a while... at least feel like I'm doing something to combat it, at least (gotta order some POR-15, too). By the way... was that 5-10 years VA rust, or 5-10 years NY rust? . Seems to occur almost overnight here...
Ok... went out and took a good look at my Loyale, in the dark, took a few pictures... and came to the conclusion that I have absolutely no clue whether it's glued in or rubberset.
Judging from northguy's post, though, I'm gonna guess that that the Loyale glass is tempered. At which point it's probably glued in, right?
At that point, then, I'd want to cut the glass out, using northguy's utility knife technique. At which point I find a source for the new "moulding" (I heard somebody mention JC Whitney before), and install it in the new Loyale.
That sound right?
Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:56 PM
Just my .02.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 08:50 PM
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