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removing glass???
#11

appreciate all the input and fully understand the potential for breaking the glass. i'm primarily interested in what it takes to get the side glass from between the B & C pillars plus the rear window out WITHOUT breaking it. sounds like it's best to take it to the pro's.
as for the lexan,saves weight BUT it scratches very easily & UV kills it quite quickly.
many thanx;
ken s
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#12

Another trick is to put brake fluid around the rubber seal on the windshield. The brake fluid deteriorates the rubber fairly quicky and it should pop right out if you get suction cups and pull on it or push it out from the inside with your feet. A small jewelers torch helps with the rubber too. I had the same problem so I tried the wire and a gallon or so or brake fluid, a torch and a knife and the thing wouldn't come out. So what I ended up doing is getting a sledgehammer and beating the crap out of it. Those things are in there good. I must have swung 30 times before it finally all came out. There were pieces of glass all over and they still come out of the vents when I hit jumps. Nothin dangerous but it'll make people worry about your state of mind. That was by far the most pain in the a$$ thing I have ever done to a automobile.
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#13

Quote:Originally posted by The Blue Mist:
There were pieces of glass all over and they still come out of the vents when I hit jumps.

i was kinda hoping to be able to reuse the original glass,once i cut it down,or more accurately,grind it down.
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#14

I figured, but the brake fluid part would help along with the torch.
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#15

Quote:Originally posted by The Blue Mist:
I figured, but the brake fluid part would help along with the torch.

many thanx;
ken s
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#16

Brake Fluid will kill your paint!!!!!
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#17

Quote:Originally posted by AT6svo:
One trick I have seen is using heavy duty string or wire and after removing the trim, find a big needle, thread the wire/string, start at the top of the window, penetrate the window gasket from the outside to the inside. With the string inside now (still connected outside) go from the inside back ouside at the bottom of the window. Now you can separate the gasket using the string/wire like flossing your teeth.

Any other ideas out there?

-mike

keep the string wet with wd40, helps lube it and strops the butel from sticking to its self again


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