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Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Tom Rahochik ()
Date: November 10, 2013 05:33PM

Anyone have experience or knowledge on removing late model vent window glass from the vent window frame without damage to either? I would like to replace my correctly coded vent glass in better used frames at a later date.

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Too Many Cars ()
Date: November 10, 2013 05:48PM

If you are just replacing the pot metal main frame, the glass and it's stainless retainer are easily removed. It all bolts together. I have pics of this on photobucket, if you would like to see.

Minnesota
Headwaters of the Midwest rust belt. We take rust seriously here !


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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Tom Rahochik ()
Date: November 10, 2013 06:43PM

Yes - I need to remove the glass from the frame. I would appreciate viewing your information.

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 10, 2013 06:56PM

My glass guy has a clamp/puller & pusher that tugs them out of the frame and pushes them back in when needed.

The glass is held in place by friction from the rubbery glass-mounting tape.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Too Many Cars ()
Date: November 10, 2013 07:18PM

This is the entire assembly, removed from the door.



Remove these 2 screws on the bottom support



And this screw at the top of the frame.



That allows the main frame to be removed from the glass and run channel assembly.



To remove the glass assembly from the run channel, remove the bottom pivot tensioner. You see the French lock tab I have already pried up off the nut.



Remove all the pieces from under the support, keep them in order !!



Here are all the pieces in order to re-install. This will leave just the glass in it's stainless retainer. If you need to replace the retainer, you will need to warm it with a hair dryer and pull the glass out to the rear. You'll want to have a reseal kit on hand for reassembly.



Minnesota
Headwaters of the Midwest rust belt. We take rust seriously here !


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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Tom Rahochik ()
Date: November 10, 2013 07:37PM

I was able to remove the vent window unit from the main frame per the above pictures. My original pursuit would now be to remove the vent window glass from the 2 sided chrome vent window frame. Any assistance would be appreciated in this endeavor.

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Tom Z ()
Date: November 11, 2013 01:48AM

spend a couple $$,take it to a shop; a couple years ago I had my son (in the biz for 15yrs) remove just the vent glass, to TRY and mount 88-ish s10 'sport' mirrors in since they have the same shape..just haven't figured out what to fill the upper glass wedge with..

Tom Z,,Rochester NY

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: November 11, 2013 07:18AM

I just grab the glass with rubber gloves on and pull,it will slide out of the rubber if you wiggle it around,I pull them out easy when they are still attatched to the car,flip the vent window open,grab with hands,wiggle and pull,the glass will loosen up and slide out of the frame.





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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 11, 2013 07:18AM

I removed just the glass on one of mine in the car.
I didn't remove anything, I had a glass I wanted replaced. I started by spraying penetrating fluid all around the glass where the liner is at the metal frame. After spraying several times over the course of one day, I figured it had penetrated the glass liner.
I then took a pare of gloves I got at harbour freight which are cloth with rubber coating on them. I grabbed the glass and gently pulled and at times rocked the pulling effort in different directions. After just a few minutes it finally released from the frame.

To put it back, I used penetrating fluid again, and then started pushing it back into position.

Took a little time, but was easier than removing the frame and all.

Dave motohead shared with me that he removed them all the time while in the car. So I figured I had nothing to lose if I tried other the the time.

Maybe Dave will jump in and share his method.
Hope this helps, but even out of the car, you still have to pull on the glass to remove.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2013 07:21AM by GWLee.

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Tom Rahochik ()
Date: November 11, 2013 02:31PM

Thanks for all your input - I will try the rubber glove method - after I get the original glass out - anyone know where I can find nos or slightly used chrome vent window frames with no pitting/rust?

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 11, 2013 02:37PM

Several here, but again Dave motohead will hopefully see you're post and jump in. I got my used vent wings from him. Good fella. There are several venders on the phorum that most likely have what you want. But if used, not as many.

Hopefully they will chime in with what you need.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: impadjoe ()
Date: July 21, 2014 12:30PM

How do I find the photos you have showing how to remove the vent frame? Thanks.

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: thorstman ()
Date: July 24, 2014 10:34AM

I really like this forum!

I put together two replacement vent window assemblies for my 67 before I was able to purchase replacement lock handles. Got the doors all assembled, including the inside door panels, and discovered when the new lock handles arrived that they only worked on one of the vent windows. Chevy changed the configuration of the pin in the vent window glass for different year models. (Thank you very much.) Now that the frustration has ebbed for not realizing it before putting the doors together, I read this message string and realize I can just pull out the glass and replace with the correct model year glass and not have to tear the door down.

Thank you, thank you!

(Of course, now I have to find the correct vent window glass!)

Regards,

Tom Horstman
67 vert
CORSA
NTCA

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: July 24, 2014 11:01AM

smileys with beer

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Too Many Cars ()
Date: July 24, 2014 02:51PM

thorstman Wrote:
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> I really like this forum!
>
> I put together two replacement vent window
> assemblies for my 67 before I was able to purchase
> replacement lock handles. Got the doors all
> assembled, including the inside door panels, and
> discovered when the new lock handles arrived that
> they only worked on one of the vent windows. Chevy
> changed the configuration of the pin in the vent
> window glass for different year models. (Thank you
> very much.) Now that the frustration has ebbed for
> not realizing it before putting the doors
> together, I read this message string and realize I
> can just pull out the glass and replace with the
> correct model year glass and not have to tear the
> door down.
>
> Thank you, thank you!
>
> (Of course, now I have to find the correct vent
> window glass!)


Dave Motohead has it...winking smiley

Minnesota
Headwaters of the Midwest rust belt. We take rust seriously here !


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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: oldautosdavid ()
Date: March 16, 2017 09:31PM

I tried to remove, just the glass from the vent window 2 sided frame, I oiled it and tried to pull it out but found that ,it will come out, but that it was very easy to bend the chrome out of shape , so I then took a piece of wood(fairly thick as window has a slight curve to it) and traced the vent window out and then cut out the wood and checked to make sure the cut-out fit tight to the vent window, perfect tight, lined it with felt,I then made some clamps almost like bumper guard clamps and lined the ends that touch the glass , with felt, I spaced them out and bolted them every couple of inches ,on both sides of my cut-out and snugged them up to the chrome edge, fairly tight (I used good steel so they would not bend when pulling the glass from the 2 sided chrome frame), I then oiled the rubber window gasket up and yanked them out. NO DAMAGE AT ALL I removed my clamps from my gadget cleaned all the oil off the window and rubber gasket and chrome. To reinstall the glass I put the rubber gasket back into the chrome 2 sided frame and used dish soap on the glass and on the inside of the gasket , set it back in my "felt lined jig" no clamps needed now but hand held it firmly, and placing a solid rubber piece against the open edge of glass tapped it in gently making sure gasket wasn`t moving, kinking, or ripping. Worked perfect, no bent chrome no scratches, washed off dish soap let sunshine cook it abit AWESOME

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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 17, 2017 05:01AM

A photo of your special tool would be very nice and helpful for others doing this task.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Removing vent window glass from vent frame - LM
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: March 17, 2017 05:05AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> A photo of your special tool would be very nice
> and helpful for others doing this task.


You don't need the special tool.
Use WD40 to soften the old gasket to remove the glass from the chrome channel.
Then cut and fit the new gasketing onto the glass NOT into the channel.
Spray the new gasket with WD40. I lay the long side of the chrome channel on a piece of 2x4. I then use a plastic dead blow hammer and tap it into position.
I have replaced a bunch of them this way.
The hardest thing is figuring out how to cut the gasket for best fit.

Lee J
Southern New Jersey near Philly.
1966 Corsa 180/4 speed
1969 Monza convertible 140/4 speed

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