Removing the passenger side windows - problem

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Removing the passenger side windows - problem

Post by Pinz710m2 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:56 pm

I have a question I want to throw out before I get all medieval
on my window retaining strip. When removing the metal strip
that retains the window gaskets/windows in the drivers side
door, I removed the six screws and the things came apart, no
problem. When I removed the passenger side screws, the
metal strip stayed in place, as if cemented or super glued.
I tried to rock it back and forth to break the seal, pulled on it
pretty darn hard, and eventually used a thin chisel to start the
separation of the strip from the door, but the darn thing just
won't budge. Is this common? Or did some idiot glue this
metal strip with some really freakin' good glue that I'm going
to have to chisel and use solvent until it gives way?

Any ideas on the topic from you old timer pinzies?

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Re: Removing the passenger side windows - problem

Post by pcolette » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:27 pm

Two possibilities:
1 - someone went wild with some weatherstripping adhesive when installing the window channel,
2 - water got in there and the 2 pieces are "rust-welded" together.

In either case I would use a thin metal putty knife and slowly work it along the joint, prying and tapping with a mallet.

Good luck!
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Re: Removing the passenger side windows - problem

Post by krick3tt » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:47 am

Those things are expensive to replace. I bought the deeper ones from SAV when in WA to, hopefully, get the water to stay in the channels and not drip down the inside door.
It may be as Paul said that someone might have hoped to redirect the water and sealed it. In any case take it slow when removing it so as not to bend it completely out of shape.
Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him:
better take a closer look at the American Indian.---Henry Ford

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