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Re: [T3] rear windshield installation

On Thu, 2003-12-25 at 19:32, schroeja@purdue.edu wrote:
> I'm going to be installing my rear windshield, it's the original and it's in 
> pretty good shape, looks like the rear defrost things may still be in good 
> shape!  
> Anyways, I have the cal-look seal and I'm having a little trouble getting the 
> seal on the windshield.  I ordered it from Cal-Pacific/JBUGS and I'm pretty 
> sure it's the correct seal, but once it's on the windshield, the interior 
> corners are just barely on and they buckle quite a bit.  I didn't know if this 
> is normal or if maybe I'm installing it wrong.  When I look at the seal, there 
> are two "sides", one just has a crack down the center, and the other side has a 
> crack, and inside the crack there is a raised section that has grooves in it 
> and a deeper crack to one side of the raised area.  Which part of the seal do I 
> install the window into?  When I was trying before I tried installing it into 
> the more complicated side (the one with the raised end with grooves in it) such 
> that the bulk of the "seal" would end up on the outside of the window.  But 
> this didn't look right, even after I heated the seal so it'd give a bit.
> Also, if anybody has any tips I'd be glad to hear them, I know these tend to be 
> fragile, and I'll be careful, but I'd like all the help you can give.
There is a glass install howto on my web site.


I did a squareback rear glass install at the 2002 Invasion. It is not
that hard if you are careful.

Hope this helps.

Russ Wolfe

temporarily in southern California where it never rains. 
"Yeah right"

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