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Re: -------I really need help!!!!!!!----------

How do you remove your front two windows (drivers and pass) I need them out
so I can take the car to get painted. Please help. Pretty please. I will be
your friend. It is a 69 fastback.

Josh Curtis  

Wing, door, or both windows?  Well, let's start at the beginning.  This
will describe the process I went through on my 71 fastback.  In the world
of door windows, they all remove identically  for both sides, albeit as
mirror images of each other.  First, remove your door panels.  This is done
by removing the two screws at 3 and 9 o'clock on the panel.  Then pry the
panel away from the door *gently* as they are made of fragile fibreboard. 
Now remove the plastic rain sheet.  I would save it unless you want to cut
a new one.  Now you have ready access to the guts of the door.  Next,
remove the door seal along the top of the door, without tearing it (unless
you want to spend $120 for a new one).  This will expose the wing window
support screw.  With all of the guts and fasteners now exposed, it is time
to start the dissection.  Take solid mental (or written) notes of where
everything goes and how they are installed to save a major headache.
I will describe all of the disassembly procedures here as if I were
disassembling the driver door.  Roll the window up if it is not already. 
Remove all of the screws and bolts in the door.  The ones on the left and
in the left door jamb support the metal window guide.  It is black, if not
rusty and constructed of bent sheet metal.  Remember how this thing goes in
and which side it belongs  to save a major headache.  I would suggest using
a paint marker to denote which way is up and which door it goes in.  Put
the support away, being sure to put all fasteners in the correct holes on
the guide.  Anywhere there are no threads to screw the fastener back in,
tape it in using duct tape, this way you always know where what goes.
Now, roll down the window, supporting the bottom of it with your hand.  It
should not do anything weird coming down, but without the guide, better
safe than sorry.  With the window down, you should now remove the bolts
from around the regulator (the bolts around the crank).  Remove the first
three as you would any other bolts, but the fourth (order doesn't matter),
support the bottom of the window.  If the regulator falls out of it's hole,
the window can also fall.  Let the regualator rest comfortably wherever it
may (the regulator is the part that connects the crank to the window). 
This is where you have to slide the end of the regulator attached to window
out of the track to free the window.  You will have finagle this part as
best you can by pushing the window up and down as well as manipulating the
regulator to find the right position for removal.  Trust me, it's easier
than it sounds and it will make sense one you see it.  Now with regulator
free, push the window up and remove the regulator.  When out, I solvent
soak mine and regrease with CV joint grease.  Your windows will never stick
again.  To remove the window, slide it left from the right side track and
maneuver out of the bottom of the door.
Now you have the wing window.  This one is really easy.  If you removed the
screws from the inner track you put them in a safe place right?  Good.  If
they are still in, remove them now.  With all of the fasteners out (you
didn't forget the one on the top of the door under the seal did you?), open
the wing window slightly.  Firmly grasp the inner frame of the window
(shiny chrome), and work it toward the back of the car.  It may come
easily, or you may have to bang at it a bit, but it will eventually begin
to angle back, with the top of the window moving rearward in relation to
the car, and the track in the door pointing toward the fron tof the car. 
When you have enough room to pull the wing out into the area where the door
window used to reside, do so.  Your door is now window free and ready to
paint.  A lot of this letter was written in way too much detail, as you
will find once into this projeact a lot will come as common sense. 
Regardless, don't take this too lightly.  Lost parts suck to replace so be
meticulous in storing your goodies.  
A few pieces of advice from someone who has been there.  First, DO NOT
REMOVE YOUR CHROME WINDOW MOLDINGS, unless they are so badly damaged they
must be replaced.  Repro's today SUCK, and require A LOT of modification to
make them work and are also expensive.  Even just removing them and reusing
the ones you have is a dangerous proposition because of their fragile
nature.   They bend irreparably very easily.  If your felt channels are
thrashed, though, pull 'em out.  They are cheap to replace and very high in
quality, to boot.  Keep your fasteners to save a buck, or buy new ones if
you want.  All of these parts are available from West Coast Metric.
After the painting, reinstall the way you pulled them and your doors will
be good as new!  Good luck.

Kenik Hassel

P.S.  This was way too long to proofread, so if anything is unclear, E-Mail
me back directly.  I check my E-mail 2-3 times a day.

From: Josh Curtis <joshcurt@ptd.net>
To: type-3@umich.edu
Subject: -------I really need help!!!!!!!----------
Date: Monday, February 23, 1998 5:57 AM


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