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Old November 7th, 2006, 09:01 AM
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Rear Top window on D-90 fiberglass top

Has anyone put back a top peek window in the fiberglass top for a D90 '97. I am sure some man handling is required but do not want to wreck anything. Any tips or Ideas. What tools will help.

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Old November 7th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Has anyone put back a top peek window in the fiberglass top for a D90 '97. I am sure some man handling is required but do not want to wreck anything. Any tips or Ideas. What tools will help.

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I am assuming you mean the Alpine window...

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...=alpine+window
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Old November 7th, 2006, 10:02 AM
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It SUCKS!

You need a lot of soap and water, and it still takes force and finesse. Get whatever tool is required to help run the welting strip into the channel. I used a ball point pen, but that kinda sucked.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 10:11 AM
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Are there any preventative measures that can be taken to prevent this from happening?
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Old November 8th, 2006, 09:37 PM
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get a little cotton cord that fits in the channel where the window goes and insert the cord in the channel. Get a corner of the window started and then while pressing the window (gentle now!!) against the molding pull the cord. Use warm water and soap in conjuction (molding needs to be warm)

I hope this makes it a little easier.

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Old November 9th, 2006, 08:33 AM
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If the gasket is out I would put in a bucket of hot water to make it more pliable.

It should make it a little easier, but still a pain.......
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Old November 9th, 2006, 09:49 AM
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get a little cotton cord that fits in the channel where the window goes and insert the cord in the channel. Get a corner of the window started and then while pressing the window (gentle now!!) against the molding pull the cord. Use warm water and soap in conjuction (molding needs to be warm)

I hope this makes it a little easier.

brian
I am about to replace my windshield gasket. Do you recommend the same method, i.e. using a cotton string to assist inserting the gasket? Or should I just go to an autoglass company to have it installed...

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Old November 9th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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Grover,
I have had an auto body shop crack two of windshields when they were painting my truck
(they have replaced alot of glass) so they had a glass shop cut and replace. He made it look easy.
They both use a rope/cord to pull the seal in place.
Moral of the story.....if you do it, I bet you will crack it.

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