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Username Post: 1991 Chevy Caprice 4 door sedan - Right front door glass replacement        (Topic#342008)
WyrTwister 
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Posts: 29

Loc: South Central USA
Reg: 09-20-15
01-18-17 03:03 PM - Post#2672077    

Vandals broke this glass out . Picked up a new replacement glass .

I was expecting the glass to be held by 2 fasteners through 2 holes in the bottom of the glass . Which is what I saw in the bottom of the new glass . When they took it out of the cardboard to show me the glass was in good condition .

Got the door apart . The bottom of the old glass was " glued " to an aluminum strip , with black " rubber adhesive " . Not held in place with 2 fasteners .

The aluminum strip was pop riveted to another aluminum strip . I drilled out the pop rivets . Those I can replace , not woeied about that part .

So , I am confused . Did they sell me the wrong glass . Or am I missing something ?

Thanks , :-)

God bless
Wyr

God bless
Wyr


 




WyrTwister 
Forum Newbie
Posts: 29

Loc: South Central USA
Reg: 09-20-15
01-29-17 10:55 AM - Post#2674109    
    In response to WyrTwister

This appears to be the correct glass . The 2 holes in the bottom of the glass line up with 2 holes in the aluminum piece the old glass was glued into . I bought 2 1/4" x 20 tpi plastic / nylon screws & hex nuts . Going to use those , hopefully , to do an initial trial fit . Before I apply adhesive .

With a long / narrow screw driver & hammer I got the old broken glass out of the grove in the aluminum piece . Using a new , sharp blade in my utility knife ( and the screwdriver ) , removed the old rubber adhesive .

Bought a tube of 3M window weld # 06909 adhesive from O'Reilly auto parts . Hope this is the correct adhesive ? I have read & been told it is extremely messy & to try not to get it on to you your clothes . Or any finish surfaces .

Ordered some new plastic glide clips , one was broke & attempt to super glue it back together , failed . These slid back and forth in the other aluminum strip , that was pop riveted to the strip holding the glass .

The " scissor jack " mechanism of the regulator has a ball end stud , on each of the 2 " arms " . The ball ends should should snap into a hole in the center of each of the 2 glide clips .

Waiting for the weather to warm up a little more before I give it a go & try to put it all together .

God bless
Wyr

God bless
Wyr


 
threeimpalas 
Senior Member
Posts: 1112

Loc: Central Iowa
Reg: 02-21-02
08-24-17 08:04 AM - Post#2705406    
    In response to WyrTwister

For anyone who has to go through this in the future...

You will want to use the replacement rollers that are available instead of the original design sliders. They can be obtained from your GM parts counter or some of the various '94-96 Impala SS parts vendors. The sliders are a poor design and are a common part to break. Of the 4 B-Bodies that have been owned by me or my father, I've only not replaced them on his 10k mile '96 SS.

To pop the ball stud into the roller, I've found it helps to use a small C clamp. You will need to un-crimp the ends of the channel the old pieces out and the rollers back in. You don't need to re-crimp after the rollers have been installed and snapped onto the ball studs.

Mike
'58-62s and 348/409s


Edited by threeimpalas on 08-24-17 08:06 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




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