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Glass installation
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: December 03, 2017 01:58PM

Finally about to reinstall the front and rear glass, couple of questions. I am going to use 3M Window Weld butyl "cord", I have new glass for the front, and will use the 3/8" for that.
For the back glass, what thickness will I need for the original glass? I want to ensure the trim will seat properly. Also... will the rear glass installation contact the rear air intake cover, or can I remove it after glass installation for painting in that area? I am not in the position for paint at this point in the build.

Thanks!

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65 GTO 4 speed Tri-Power Convert
67 Cutlass Supreme LS3/4LE85 Convert
1970 El Camino SS 396 Turbo 400
2005 Chevrolet Duramax 2500HD
2011 Honda Accord 6 speed Navi Coupe
2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited

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Re: Glass installation
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: December 03, 2017 02:04PM

To take my rear cowl out I had to remove the glass. Mainly because the po had dumped tubes of urethane onto the whole area. Once the glass was out, I could see that the cowl should have come out even with the glass in. Its just hard to get to those top screws with the glass in.

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Re: Glass installation
Posted by: vairjunkie ()
Date: December 04, 2017 10:43AM

You should install the rear intake panel before installing the backlight and be sure to use the rubber spacer blocks to keep the glass from sliding down onto the rear intake panel. If you're careful not to let the butyl tape move down over the mounting screws for the rear panel, you will be able to remove it later for painting. Be sure to put the spacer blocks back when you reinstall the rear intake.
Eric

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Re: Glass installation
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: December 04, 2017 11:06AM

vairjunkie Wrote:
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> You should install the rear intake panel before
> installing the backlight and be sure to use the
> rubber spacer blocks to keep the glass from
> sliding down onto the rear intake panel. If you're
> careful not to let the butyl tape move down over
> the mounting screws for the rear panel, you will
> be able to remove it later for painting. Be sure
> to put the spacer blocks back when you reinstall
> the rear intake.
> Eric

This. This way you can ensure alignment of the glass across the rear and support it while it settles into place.

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Re: Glass installation
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: December 04, 2017 07:28PM

I had planned to install the panel and blocks and let it set up, and based on what I am reading, I will be able to remove it later. It appeared I could, but just needed y'all's advice!
Does anyone know if I need 1/4" or 5/16" butyl for the backlite (OEM glass)

Thanks!

65 Crown coupe
65 GTO 4 speed Tri-Power Convert
67 Cutlass Supreme LS3/4LE85 Convert
1970 El Camino SS 396 Turbo 400
2005 Chevrolet Duramax 2500HD
2011 Honda Accord 6 speed Navi Coupe
2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited

Huntsville, AL

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Re: Glass installation
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 04, 2017 08:26PM

5/16" has always been the diameter of choice for me to get the trim to lay right.

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Re: Glass installation
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 05, 2017 04:02PM

X2 on what Vairjunkie said.

If the butyl does squeeze over the screws, then within up to a week or so you can still work it. It will soften/clean up with some WD-40 which won't hurt the paint.

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Re: Glass installation
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: December 09, 2017 06:00PM

Thanks all!

65 Crown coupe
65 GTO 4 speed Tri-Power Convert
67 Cutlass Supreme LS3/4LE85 Convert
1970 El Camino SS 396 Turbo 400
2005 Chevrolet Duramax 2500HD
2011 Honda Accord 6 speed Navi Coupe
2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited

Huntsville, AL

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Re: Glass installation
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 09, 2017 06:02PM

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