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Username Post: glass        (Topic#351526)
new in 62 
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06-11-18 07:49 PM - Post#2736656    

Thanx in advance.I got the door glass out of my 62 impala 2 dr hrdtp to change the lower frame as some one did some not so good welding on the originals,it seems like they used RTV to install the glass back into the channel.My question is what is the procedure to remove the old & install the new? I have a man.that mentions a gasket but I don't see any in my setup I'm thinking with the new adhesives they didn't use a gasket.Any help would be appreciated.Regards nu in 62

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06-11-18 08:43 PM - Post#2736665    
    In response to new in 62

All side glass used setting tape. I think the originals were all rubber. Absolutely no adhesive was used or should be used on all 1958 to 1972 for the 6 side glass pieces.

This link is rubber and cork.
I have some better quality setting tape that is all rubber (it came from my glass installer)


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06-11-18 09:15 PM - Post#2736669    
    In response to pvs409

Another source for the rubber setting tape that paul mentioned. Few different sizes they will usually send you samples if you call and ask.

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06-12-18 07:32 AM - Post#2736702    
    In response to ragtp66

You'll need to determine the correct thickness of tape. If you have an old line glass shop anywhere near you take your glass and the channels to them and ask them to sell you the proper size tape. If you are determining that yourself, take a piece of tape and the channel, lay one piece at a time 90 degrees over the edge of the glass and see if you can push on the channel. You want the thickness of tape that will be a snug but not tight fit when you have the tape at 90 degrees over the glass. If it's a tight fit then, you'll never get the channel on when you lay the tape parallel to the glass edge. Once you determine the correct thickness, and once you determine the correct location on the glass for the channel, lay the glass upside down on an big, open phone book, on your workbench, take a rubber mallet and just whack the steel channel onto the glass. If you don't have a good rubber mallet, take one of your wife's Vanity Fair magazines, or some other thick magazine, roll it into the tightest cylinder you can, tape it up and use that. Do not use a hammer.

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