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Who here has installed a rear window in an 80-84 wagon?
Posted 17 March 2004 - 09:05 AM
old one is already out. gasket on replacement is good shape.....
Posted 17 March 2004 - 10:14 AM
If you have the interlocking face bead insert, let me know and I'll do the write-up on it.
Good luck, Mick
Posted 17 March 2004 - 10:31 AM
the donor is from a 84 GL
Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:34 AM
If you can't obtain a feed tool, you can use your plastic stick and/or hook tool to put the insert bead in. Just feed the lip of the bead into the gasket one side and then use the tool of choice to pry the other side of the gasket over the top of the bead.
If you are afraid of leaks, you may want to seal the gasket to glass with a very thin bead of urethane sealant before you reinstall the bead. Put the tip of the sealant tube in a vise and crush it flat, insert it between the glass and gasket as you circle the perimeter, squeezing a meager amount to seal the glass. Be careful this stuff is messy and hard to clean. It does not wash out of clothes and won't wash off of skin very well, either.
Sorry this is so long.
Posted 17 March 2004 - 12:34 PM
Posted 17 March 2004 - 12:39 PM
trim into gasket.
gasket on glass.
rope around outside of gasket, and pull as installed (like how you describe the first one....)
my replacement window still has good gasket and trim on it...
Posted 17 March 2004 - 01:02 PM
Posted 17 March 2004 - 04:58 PM
Posted 17 March 2004 - 06:12 PM
I watched the guy at the Junk yard pull it out. I did the same thing in reverse.
I duct taped the window at the right level to the Trooper, so I didn't have to hold it. Put the gasket on the window. Pushed the window into a corner to start. Got a wide flat blade screwdriver and gently lifted/pulled the gasket inside the frame.
Did it with one person in 5 minutes on a back vertical window.
Maybe I got lucky or maybe its easy but I thought it was simple.
For what its worth,
And the Subies....
Posted 17 March 2004 - 10:47 PM
I tried to convince my wife to help me, but she doesn't think it's something a husban/wife team should tackle, for fear of doing something wrong.....
Posted 18 March 2004 - 02:40 AM
the old glass had huge areas of the defroster wires rubbed off, and this window from the back of a 84 turbo wagon looks to have all perfect lines
Posted 18 March 2004 - 04:32 AM
You know, if you need an extra pair of hands in the future, feel free to give me a holler. (might not have the knowledge, but I'm good for grunt work.:-p )
Posted 18 March 2004 - 09:20 AM
Mick if you didnt break the old one I might just put it back in the turbowagon so it doesnt look like a junk car. Ill be in town on Saturday if you could stash it outside somewhere Ill at least junk it for ya.
Posted 18 March 2004 - 09:58 AM
Posted 18 March 2004 - 11:10 AM
I'll sit the old glass out on the deck by the side door. will keep the trim off it just in case....
do you want the old lift supports?
Posted 18 March 2004 - 11:18 AM
BTW much closer than eyesore, and has more tools in the shop:brow:
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