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Anyone know what holds tailgate glass in the sash

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by WILL, May 14, 2001.

  1. WILL

    WILL Registered Member

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    I dint know what holds the glass in on the tailgate besides filler in sash. Mine was all rusted and window wouldnt come down. If you know pls tell me how its held in there.
     
  2. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I replaced the tailgate window a little while ago. It is some kind of blcak glue, forgot the name of it, but it was about $15 at NAPA for a caulking gun tube size...sorry I oculdn't be more help

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  3. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    On my 73 it is held in place with empty oil bottles. The 80's shattered so it is held inplace by whatever is on top of it at the dump. (Sorry I coulden't resist.)

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    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    The glass is held in place by a piece of rubber. The rubber is folded around the bottom edge of the glass and then pushed into the sash. LMC has the parts and a diagram of the tailgate and window.

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  5. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    If the rubber is more expensive, just get the glue stuff. Mine's been in for 2 years and its fine

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    Till I get around to doing it right mine is held in with duct tape

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  7. HarryH3

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    I got the rubber strip for free just by stopping at a glass shop and asking the installers where to get "some of that stuff". [​IMG]

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  8. fr8train

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    I used non-hardening silicone caulk last year. I got a new window channel because the old one was rotted away. Covered it with POR-15, let it set, and cleaned it up with wax and grease remover. I used a thin piece of foam insulation tape for bedding on the channel. Put a generous bead of it in the channel and then install the window into the channel. Put a "reinforcement" bead on both sides and smooth into any areas not covered. And let it sit up. This thing seals real good against the outer seals and its survived thru up and down cold and hot. I know its probably over kill but it works and hasnt stopped yet.

    [​IMG] Dont steal my truck..I dont need anymore worthless junk over my fireplace.
     

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