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How do you install the BRAT rear window?
Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:41 AM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:45 AM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:22 AM
Pull the old window frame, unscrew the dividers, pry the frame apart, and put the new sliders in the frame.
OK. Can you elaborate?
Does the frame easily pull out of the cab?
What dividers? All I have is the frame or rubber still installed in the cab, and the two glass sliders ready to install.
Once the glass is back in the frame, do install it like a windshield? Should I use wire or rope around the seal, and pull it in that way? Can I install it from the front or rear?
Posted 08 January 2007 - 05:24 PM
Usually I have no problem placing one hand on each side of the window and while pressing together lift the end up and down untill you see an oportunity for the window gasket to release from its seat.I think you can get the bottom corner started and pop it out from the lower long edge then it'll fall downward real easy because the top is tapered smaller than the bottom,so gravity rules at that point.
You can chose either side,just open a door and like I said place one hand on the inside and one on the outside......lift and seperate.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:40 PM
The standard method is to put the glass in the rubber, then install them together into the cab, with a wire all the way around the groove.
Here is what worked for me:
1) Start with the rubber top and sides in place, and the lower run of the rubber sagging on the outside. Alternatively, you could put the bottom and sides into place, and leave the top out.
2) Place a wire or small rope into the rubber lower channel, to be pulled out later.
3) Slide the top of the PS glass into the top of the front channel, then get the rubber to sag just enough for the glass to push and slide into the channel. Repeat for DS glass in the rear channel.
4) From inside the cab, carefully pull the wire to lift the lower rubber channel over the cab sheet metal. Use a small screwdriver or a small putty knife to assist the wire trick.
My window rubber was original, and somewhat stiff and dry. It was not as flexible as new rubber, and it tore easily. A little lube would probably make it go on easier.
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