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Old May 21st, 2013, 02:16 PM
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2012 Side window install - Please help

I am trying to replace the sliding side windows in my 1983 Defender 110. I got a good deal on 2012 windows only to realize (duhhh!) that they are not exact replacements for my existing windows. The 2012 windows have no rivet holes and I am clueless on how to securely attach them in the existing openings. Glue? Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 03:13 PM
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I would use an epoxy glue........
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Old May 21st, 2013, 03:22 PM
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I was hoping that there was something obvious about the install that I was missing. Hard to believe that newer defenders rely only on an adhesive to secure the windows and make them water tight.
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water tight.
Now that's funny!
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Old May 21st, 2013, 04:04 PM
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Drill holes....


What could go wrong?
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Old May 21st, 2013, 04:09 PM
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That occurred to me, but there is no recessed channel where the rivets would sit. The thickness would also be different, requiring another mod or two. Really just hoping that someone has installed this newer type of window and can clue me in on how to do it right. Thanks though.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Hard to believe no rivets. It's would not surprise me if you needed to drill holes and rivet them in. You can also look into 3M adhesives. They sell a product that has a chemical reaction with aluminum and bonds it together. This is how they build a lot of tractor trailers bodies.

pictures?

I may have more suggestions
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Remove the trim they should be behind it.
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The new style windows do not have holes for rivets I had a set and from what I can remember they are a bond in deal
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Old May 21st, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the verification. Evidence suggested that they were installed with adhesive, but I kept picturing cruising down the HWY with the front windows open and watching my newly installed windows get blown out. I'll make sure to use a high quality adhesive.
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