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    Put another one in

    put another in tonight, ony took 2 hours. Dang my hands are soar!

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    git yr tools together

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    fit rubber 1/2" too long on purpose, cut ends real square.

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    15 minutes in hot soapy wather soak.

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    stuff it on the frame

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    lube the slot with dish soap

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    corners look bad

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    insert glass in bottom slit and use the nylon padel to work the lip over the glass, up each side evenly and across the top.

    then move the bglass and rubber around to setle it in.

    use the padle to work the rubber into place and to put lube in the lock slot and work the slot straight and open.

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    put the lock strip in using the tool, going slow with two handes and lots of soap lube = no slipping and scratching the paint.


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    the corners look all buckled.
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    heat gun the rubber

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    press the heated rubber into place and shape

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    repeat untill it looks right, both sides.

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    all the corners



    looks perfect.

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    Don't ask me!! I'm still stuck on "who am I?" and "What do I want?"

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    glass

    Quote Originally Posted by m1dadio View Post
    I used the second gen gasket on the WS. It is a different shape from the first gen and about 6" longer.

    m1D
    Excellent detailed instructions . Will try the heat gun on my corners . And I'm a wusy when it comes to installing glass . Your van is looking great . uncle ron

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    Put the other four fixed glass windows in today. On average it takes about 2 hours per window.

    The small side windows were the toughest to gat the rubber to co-operate in the corners. Hard because the straight runs are short and some cornners are more than 90*

    But a little extra heat gun time and I got it mastered

    I used a plastic screw driver handle to push and form the hot rubber because my hands were too beat and too soar to take any more pain.

    So I have this to say, If you have a good glass guy who can and will do this job; whatever he charges you is a good deal! because this job I classify as straight up hard labor.

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    Got this to sit perfect

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    inside and out

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    M1D
    Don't ask me!! I'm still stuck on "who am I?" and "What do I want?"

    1965 G10 all window "ChevyVan" with 1988 305 Tuned port injection V8, 700R4, 1980 10 bolt posi.
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    Boy I'm glad my van only has to winders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1964 gmc handi vortec ls 5.3 whipple supercharger supter t-10 4 speed 9" ford builder of the first saturn power steering set up

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    finnaly got warm enought weather to sand and paint up the openning window frames.

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    alot more work to cleaning up and prepping these windows for paint than one might think. between polshing the chrome, repairs, masking, sanding, priming and paint. probobly 6 hours a window.

    m1d
    Don't ask me!! I'm still stuck on "who am I?" and "What do I want?"

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    1968 G10 "sportVan Custom" under construction.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the step by step, your project is coming along nicely, I need to do the windows in the wife project as soon as she decideds on colors, and your tips will help out a lot. Cruzbox

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    Occurred to me if someone wanted a smooth custom look, they could install the rubber with the lock strip inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m1dadio View Post

    alot more work to cleaning up and prepping these windows for paint than one might think. between polshing the chrome, repairs, masking, sanding, priming and paint. probobly 6 hours a window.

    m1d

    Yep. Over 90% of the time is in the prep. Unless you've done it, it seems like it should just take an hour.
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    Cool

    Time flys when you are having fun........
    Some guys just don't enjoy doing this type of work.
    Taking care of details can make a big difference in how a paint job looks in the end.
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Thanks M1 for all the great info. Keep us posted on the popout installs.

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