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Old 08-08-2007, 06:02 PM
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Question rear window install ?

We are in the final stages of finishing up a 58 bird. The question we have is on the rear window. We got a new gasket from Mac's who got it from Dennis Carpenter. We have access to 3 birds to compare how the gasket should sit. As far as we can tell the bottom should lip under the filler between the trunk and rear window. If we do that we can't get the glass and rubber to go into the car. If we try and install the rubber 1st then try and work the glass into the rubber it is tight that way to. It almost looks like the rubber was made to lip on the top side of the filler panel. We have called Mac's,Dennis,Thunderbird headquarters,Larry Wilson's and nobody has given us any good advise. Has anyone else run into this? Or know someone else we can talk to? Our phone number is 605-528-6502. We are trying to finish the car up for the customer to drive it on his wedding anniverary in 2 weeks. Time is short for us!

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Old 08-08-2007, 07:09 PM
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Corey, I know that the rear window hasn't been out of my 58, I will look at it tonight and see what it is like, but I am leaving for Hot August Nights in the morning and won't be back in town till Monday..... I might take my laptop with me, so I will try to help you out with what my car looks like.

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Old 08-08-2007, 07:31 PM
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You need to unscrew the panel between the trunk and the rear window first to install it. Be careful to get out all the screws and bolts. There are two at the extreme ends that are easy to miss. The access to these is from inside the trunk.

The gasket is put in first. You then put a thin strong cord in the inner lip of the gasket all the way around. The window is held against the gasket and then the cord is pulled out, so that the rubber goes over the window.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:09 PM
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Default rear window install

Hey thanks guys. As for the panel I thought they were welded on. I believe ours is? I'll have to check as see in the morning. The rope trick is how we did the windshield. Old body man trick. The other way naturally is to hook it in after the rubber is installed.

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