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Old 10th-November-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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1st Gen Side Glass Install Questions

I think I have finally collected all the parts to re-assemble all of my side glass. All new glass, some new re-pop frames, some old parts re-chromed. I need to install all of the glass into the bottom channels and then install the frames. I have the black rubber gasket material (can't remember the name right now) that is used around the glass between the glass and the frames. I have a few questions about installing the glass. Is the glass first glued into the lower channels? What kind of glue do I use? How do I install the black rubber gasket material? Do you glue it in place or is it just a press fit? Do you use soap and water to fit it in place? ANY suggestions or instructions would be greatly appreciated.
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Im'm notpossitive on this but I think the black rubber piece is press fit/ glued into the bottom channel and the glass is glued into the rubber. I used black silicone to glue the glass into the rubber. I hope this helps ya.
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On my side windows I just place the rubber material over the channel then placed the glass on top, then gently tapped with a rubber mallet. Just that simple...The only liquid sealant I used was on the triangle and I wish now I would have not used it there. The rubber itself is plenty strong enough to hold by itself.
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I installed all of mine without any glue and everything works ok.
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On my side windows I just place the rubber material over the channel then placed the glass on top, then gently tapped with a rubber mallet. Just that simple...The only liquid sealant I used was on the triangle and I wish now I would have not used it there. The rubber itself is plenty strong enough to hold by itself.
X 2 no glue.needed
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Ron, use soapy water to facilitate installation into track.


Support glass on legs and tap the track/window set on with rubber/plastic mallet....
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I usually pick up the setting tape from a glass shop. It is kind of like a soft tar paper and comes in different thickness for different glass thicknesses or channel width. No glue used. As said before just tap the glass in the channel with a rubber mallet.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I might just have some side glass in my car yet
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The 1/16" thick window setting tape I have is too thick. I cannot get the glass to set all the way down in the channel without the setting tape being cut. I used lots of soapy water. The materail is just too thick. So I just ordered some thinner material online. Should be here by the end of next week.
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The 1/16" thick window setting tape I have is too thick. I cannot get the glass to set all the way down in the channel without the setting tape being cut. I used lots of soapy water. The materail is just too thick. So I just ordered some thinner material online. Should be here by the end of next week.
This is from Vintiques web page:

To determine the thickness needed you need to solve the following story problem

(1) Measure the thickness of the glass

(2) Measure the gap width of the channel the glass fits into

(3) Subtract the thickness of the glass from the width of the channel then divide that figure by 2

(4) Tell us the thickness tape you need from the following choices: 1/32", 3/64", 1/16", 5/64"
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Thats good information. I had 1/16" and I ordered 3/64" based on some measurements.
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