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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Trying to figure out if I need to remove the "Safari" window on my SW to replace the seals. Nobody has the seals in stock or can get them either. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Do you mean the felt that stops the windows rattling?

I got mine from lrseries.com

You do need to take the frame out .... remove the rubber .... drill out the rivets .... remove screws in the frame ... replace felt ....

It doesn't take long.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:34 AM
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I figured he was talking about the safari windows in the roof. Sean, where have you tried so far?
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Old January 31st, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Do you mean the felt that stops the windows rattling?

I got mine from lrseries.com

You do need to take the frame out .... remove the rubber .... drill out the rivets .... remove screws in the frame ... replace felt ....

It doesn't take long.
The rubber is a little worn/rotted out. I'm trying to replace that. I figure I'll also replace the felt as well.

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I figured he was talking about the safari windows in the roof. Sean, where have you tried so far?
Rovers north. Atlantic British only carries the windshield seal.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:09 AM
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I think the fixed roof windows are the alpine windows ...

------ Follow up post added January 31st, 2012 11:17 AM ------

also ... welcome to the board and show us your truck!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Justin at Lucky 8 can get you anything you could possible need. Trust me, he has pulled off a miracle for me more than once.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Justin at Lucky 8 can get you anything you could possible need. Trust me, he has pulled off a miracle for me more than once.
Thanks, just got off the phone with him. $15 for aftermarket windshield seals.......$120 OEM.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:59 AM
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now I'm really confused.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the link. I was talking about the roof "oval" windows. I'm also replacing the windshield seals.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 01:39 PM
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alpine windows.

are you changing them yourself?

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now I'm really confused.
I think they have a section for that on craigslist ...
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Old February 1st, 2012, 08:15 AM
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[QUOTE=leastonce;326555]alpine windows.

are you changing them yourself?


Never hurts to try! I sat in the garage bay a long time last night pondering my approach.

I think we have a doppelganger in the NYC area.........
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Old February 1st, 2012, 03:24 PM
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alpine windows.

are you changing them yourself?


Never hurts to try! I sat in the garage bay a long time last night pondering my approach.

I think we have a doppelganger in the NYC area.........
my mate phil also has the same truck ... we should have a NYC white 95 SW meetup ...
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Jason you haven't been to a meetup in years - don't kid yourself!
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as the creator of the original thread ... I own the meetup!
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The Alpine window instal is not that bad once you get the hang of it, I just did mine. A good sized flat screw driver and some dish soap on the filler strip will do the trick. The hardest part is getting the window in the seal once you have it in place. You should really have another person there to help hold the window so it doesn't pop out while you are trying to stuff the filler in
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I just did mine and it was a bitch. I bough the after market ones and they are some how very stiff. I tried and was not able to fit the window back in. If you leave the filler out no problem with filler no way! So i have 2 options buy the OEM ones, they are softer! or let a pro do it!

Good luck!
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 02:20 PM
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That might be possible! did not tried it. Will do the next time! Thanks for the tip.
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You put the rubber around the window. put a piece of cord around the outer rubber channel. work the bottom edge of the rubber into the opening. Keeping pressure on the outside, have a helper pull the string from inside which will seat the entire rubber channel in the opening. Next, using the special tool, insert the locking strip all the way around. I like a lob of silicone in the joint where the ends meet.
This rubber channel is nothing special. you can get it from glass shops and many online stores.
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