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Old June 3rd 2007, 21:17
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windscreen install

Are there any tricks to installing a wondscreen and backlight into a '73 Ghia? I tried the lubed cord trick and no dice. I just couldn't get the lip to start over the flange.

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Old June 3rd 2007, 22:55
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Did you have another guy applying pressure from the outside?
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Old June 3rd 2007, 23:48
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I was applying pressure, yes. My friend was helping from the inside.
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Old June 4th 2007, 14:58
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start the lip of the rubber over the steel flange by hand, or gently with a screwdriver. With someone keeping pressure on the outside pull one of the cords from the inside to continue the lip being pulled over the flange. The person on the outside should thump the glass too to force the rubber home. If it's the factory toughened glass it'll take quite a bit of thumping without any problems.
this is the technique that works, just keep at it
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Old June 4th 2007, 20:25
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i've used a wooden popsicle stick to help the seal along because it doesn't maul the paint and it works. and you get to eat ice cream before you start!
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Old June 4th 2007, 20:59
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Yep, I require haagen dazs bars before I do window rubber.

Also, tape up your fingers before you start working the rubber out. The wooden stick is pretty good at rubbing large portions of your index finger's skin off and you won't notice it 'till it's too late.

Or maybe that's just me .
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