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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:41 PM
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Help installing rear window glass

I tried for almost an hour and could not figure out how to get a rear window installed in a D90 side. I have the correct window glass and seal but just can't get the darn thing installed. I have done a rear door window fine, but that was a larger glass done on a flat workbench.

Anyone have any tips??
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Old December 24th, 2007, 01:01 AM
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You mean the small rear corner window? Install the seal, then slide the window up from the bottom using lots of soap - its tapered towards the top so its slides in well. Then push the seal at the bottom out towards the glass or use a blunt object to push the seal out around the window glass at the bottom. Do the locking strip and you're done.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 01:26 AM
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I tried that technique and failed misserably. It sholdn't be this difficult from what I have experianced with doing the rear door window. Maybe my soap wasn't soapy enough as nothing seemed to slide well at all but it sure made a wet mess. The smaller glass and large seal seem to make things more cumbersome. I'll keep trying till either I get pissed off and give up or break something....
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Old December 24th, 2007, 01:40 AM
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Hi Gary,

What part of NorCal are you from? Sometimes 4 hands and two brains can triumph over cumbersome tasks. I have done this task by myself when I put my SW hard top together - I could have used some help. I live in san jose and if it isn't too far I'd be glad to help you out. I installed the alpine, liftgate, small rear and big side windows and I don't remember it being a picnic.

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Old December 24th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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Thanks for the offer Len, I am in San Carlos. I found my error and all went well today. For some reason I had the seal reversed, once I put the seal in correctly the glass went in no problem. I was just having a bad time of it yesterday.
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Great - I am glad you got through it! From your picture you look like where I was 4 years ago! Only one major difference - yours is Portifino Red and mine is Monza Red!
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Seal reversed? Typically the lock strip goes on the inside.

Or do you mean you didnt realize that the seal has a thin side for the aluminum and a thick side for the glass?
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Old December 25th, 2007, 02:44 AM
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Well actually it wasn't really a matter of the seal being reversed so to speak, it was that I was trying to put the glass in from the side without the lock strip. Why? I don't know, just brain fade I guess as I have done this kind of seal before.

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Seal reversed? Typically the lock strip goes on the inside.

Or do you mean you didnt realize that the seal has a thin side for the aluminum and a thick side for the glass?
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