replacing side window track

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replacing side window track

Postby chazskinz » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:44 am

Ok I was lucky enough to find a minty tinted side window in a junkyard here in MD.
I have to replace the track to put it in opposite side of truck that it came out of.
Could anyone help with how to safely remove the old track from the window? Instructions on how to replace track would be an added bonus.

Four years in the driveway wrenchin' and hoping to get on the road this summer.
Thanks to any and everyone who may reply.

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Re: replacing side window track

Postby cep62 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:09 pm

First tempered glass is tough but fragile.
if you chip an edge its can go poof.

You should be able to remove the bottom track by gently tapping on it and pulling .

The original way to reinstall it was to use a special rubber strip of the right thickness.
and soak it in oil so it would swell up and grip the glass.

These days you can use an adhesive urethane., or even silicone.

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Re: replacing side window track

Postby vossy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:43 am

So maybe soaking in a solvent, or oil would lube up that gasket enough to remove it...?

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Re: replacing side window track

Postby FFRKing » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:38 pm

I took mine to a glass shop. They tried 2 different thicknesses of the tape until it was tight enough not to pull off. Charged me $5.

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