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Any tricks to taking out slider windows?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CK5, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Need to pull out the sliding rear windows from my hard top before I cut it up and throw it in the trash, any tricks?
     
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    B...R...I...C...K... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I also forgot another one, maybe a little faster: H...A...M...M...E...R... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  4. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    No, I want to save the slider windows, the top will get real friendly with Mr. sawzall though. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    No tricks really...
    I just work the weatherstrip with a couple putty knives..
    from the inside of the glass..

    Get some help..so the glass doesn't hit the ground.. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    They're easy to take out Steve...it's putting them back in that is a PITA. There is a little metal tab somewhere around the middle of the outer rubber seal along the bottom, pry it off. Then pull the rubber 'cord' out of the seal all the way around the glass. You should be able to gently pry the glass out once that cord is out.

    Rene
     
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    Yeah, not to difficult to get out.

    Hmm, sounds like you are about to do what my son and I are planning for his topper. Of course at the rate he is putting time into it, we won't get around to it till sometime around mid 2010 or so. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Yep, what Rene said. Once you remove that center strip from the weatherseal then it's pretty easy to take the window out. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    If you are cutting the top up anyway then why not just cut close up to the rubber top, bottom, front and rear and break the fiberglass out from around the rubber, that way you dont have to take anything apart.

    That is what I did with my top and it was super easy.
     
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    Thats what I think I will do because they are fused in there pretty good.
     
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    If you don't care about the gasket, you can cut the lip off after removing the bead. Then it pretty much just falls out...
     

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