Anyone replace the windshield bottom seal in a K model?

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Anyone replace the windshield bottom seal in a K model?

Post by djw » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:24 pm

Anyone replace the windshield bottom seal in a K model (pn 711.1.72.033.1, 17 in the diagram)?

The part is relatively cheap, but it doesn't look to me that you can get under it or lift the windshield frame to put it in. The window frame/structure seems to be part of the roof structure, unlike the M model.

??

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Re: Anyone replace the windshield bottom seal in a K model?

Post by westernair » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:30 pm

I did it on my old K. It is an easy task, hardest part is cleaning any of the old seal that may be stuck to the metal. I used a scraper to get the few stubborn spots. take the hinge bolts out and the windshild frame will pull out about an inch. Total time to replace about 1 hr.
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Re: Anyone replace the windshield bottom seal in a K model?

Post by djw » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:20 am

Thanks!

Is this piece put in with an adhesive of some kind (originally or as replacement) or is just fit in?

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Re: Anyone replace the windshield bottom seal in a K model?

Post by pcolette » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:33 am

The couple that I've done on 710M's (same part) held in just fine with friction. I don't think you'll find it necessary to use adhesive.
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Re: Anyone replace the windshield bottom seal in a K model?

Post by westernair » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:01 am

I had a few spots that leaked pretty bad on mine, so I used roofing tar on both sides when replacing it to insure it was compleatly sealed up. I do this on all the VW's I restore and it has never let me down (one I did 15 years ago and it is still 100% leak proof today). If I were doing it on a M model I would definatly not add the tar, but K's don't get their window opened. It is kinda messy so I apply tape on the areas I dont want the tar. Then I remove the tap once installed and use gasoline to clean everything up.
Hope this helps.
If you use tar use the type w/o reinforcing fibers, just the cheap Henery brand works best.
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Re: Anyone replace the windshield bottom seal in a K model?

Post by BobbyD » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:10 am

I had to replace mine since it was leaking and causing corrosion issues. I put the new one on with the same adhesive I used for the door gasket (wurth black weatherstrip adhesive). I only sealed it to the bottom of the window frame (in case I ever fold down the window).

While my truck is a "K", someone stole my roof and I have no experience on how the window frame connects to the roof.
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