Rear Window install questions please

gorilla

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Feb 11, 2012
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west monroe, Louisiana
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My questions is, I was wondering how to make sure you get the spacing correct between the glass and metal when I installing rear glass so that the trim installs correctly on the clips. I watch some vids they used some rubber spacers on the bottom and some used some pieces of wood but I don't know what size they used. I also have to drill and install the studs for the clips. Thanks for any help.
 

gorilla

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Feb 11, 2012
134
west monroe, Louisiana
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COPO

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The rubber spacers are left there after the job is done or else the glass will sink (edit I meant slide) to the frame on a nice sunny day. I know from experience. Needed windshield suction tool to slide the glass back up.
 
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G72Zed

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Sep 8, 2015
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The rubber spacers are left there after the job is done or else the glass will sink (edit I meant slide) to the frame on a nice sunny day. I know from experience. Needed windshield suction tool to slide the glass back up.

In this day and age, if your old muscle car/hot rod has suffered from windshield/window sag from sitting in the sun, it's a possible sign the installer used Butyl tape, and one should seriously think about having the glass R&R'd properly with the correct windshield/window Urethane and spacers.

To the OP, one of the reason why I never painted the window channels. Properly prepped bare metal, epoxy primer with full cure and let the installer do his thing....no Butyl tape....ever.
 




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