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Old 09-19-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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How do I go about doing this?

I want to remove one of the rear windows and install a window A/C. How do I go about removing the glass without breaking it? If possible I'd like to keep it as a spare. Do I just cut the gasket? Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Re: How do I go about doing this?

Don't cut the gasket!

Mine is a BlueBird. The OUTER side of the gasket has a spline in it. Find where the spline meets. Start there. I found a paint key like what you open paint cans (and beer/soda bottles) with worked great to start pulling the spline out with use the hooked end you normally use to open a can lid). Wet and soapy makes the job easier. Once the center spline is out, we very carefully pushed the gasket & glass INSIDE using the hooked end of the paint key & some wooden craft/popscicle sticks to flip the outside thin edges of gasket onto the glass and past the metal body sheet metal, This is a two person job (one inside/one outside) if you can get someone to help. Once out, wash the gasket in laundry detergent with a little bleach added to kill any mildew that may be on the gasket.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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Re: How do I go about doing this?

Thank you so much.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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Re: How do I go about doing this?

Lorna is right but I'd add the reminder not to nick the edge of the glass. If it is not tempered or is laminated you will start a crack and if it is tempered the glass will expolde into a million pieces.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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Re: How do I go about doing this?

Thanks for the good advice. I found the spline. I'll post some pictures of the removal when the gallery is back up.
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