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Removing Sliding Rear Window From '82 Brat

EA81 Brat Window

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#1 Bratworst82

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

Does anybody have advice or tips on removing the sliding rear window of a Brat?  Any and all suggestions are appreciated.



#2 Speedwagon

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

Do it when it's hot.  If it is factory rubber, it might just break apart when you try to get it out.  And for the gen2, there are only 2 seals left in the states for the dual sliding rear window.  So be careful.  You want the rubber to be as soft and pliable as possible to save it.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

Speedwagon: Do you know where to buy one of the seals? I would like to buy one and get it shipped to Antioch, TN 37013-2766


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#4 Speedwagon

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

You can order it through a dealership.  It's a bit over $100 I think.  



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

Ok, thank you for the info :)



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

Do it when it's hot.  If it is factory rubber, it might just break apart when you try to get it out.  And for the gen2, there are only 2 seals left in the states for the dual sliding rear window.  So be careful.  You want the rubber to be as soft and pliable as possible to save it.

 

 

Ok, thank you for the info :)

 

 

So what you're saying here is there is now only one.



#7 Nils

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:03 AM

Waiting for answer from the Subaru dealer. If he will send it to me, I will buy one.



#8 Bratworst82

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

Guys, you're cluttering up my thread.  If you don't have advice on my question then PM each other.



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:52 AM

Get yourself some MEK (Methyl ethyl ketone),a cotton rag and some decent rubber gloves. Dampen the rag with MEK and put one application on the inside and outside of the seal. Wait 15 minutes and check pliability. MEK is the reactant agent for fiberglass resin and has amazing properties for softening rubber. If it's still hard, repeat until it softens up. Not too soft or it will tear. Works like a charm.







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