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Old 03-01-2019, 11:01 PM   #41
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Okay, I went out and looked at mine to see if the door glass was the same as the rear windows and they are. If you look at the outside of the window gasket you will see the center is rounded, this is actually a separate piece that when pried out will allow the gasket to squeeze back through the hole from the outside in. Use plastic bicycle tire spoons to pry the gasket out. I learned the hard way, breaking 2 windows before figuring out that gasket. Start in a corner and work around those 2 sides. Reverse the process using the rope/twine trick and then push in the round seal to secure everything.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:23 PM   #42
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01marc, I remember you posted about that earlier. Thanks for the idea. My rear windows are like that but my entry door windows are different. My picture wasn't very clear. They have a square- flat appearance. If I pry up the inner-side rubber, the glass is sandwiched in. On the outer-side of the door there is a metal frame piece help between the rubber. I 'm hoping that now they are warming up in the shop the rubber will get a bit more pliable and maybe with a bunch of putty knives I can flex the gasket over the door flange and pop it and the glass out. I want to pull them since the rubber will probably melt when I weld the panels together.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:30 PM   #43
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01marc, I remember you posted about that earlier. Thanks for the idea. My rear windows are like that but my entry door windows are different. My picture wasn't very clear. They have a square- flat appearance. If I pry up the inner-side rubber, the glass is sandwiched in. On the outer-side of the door there is a metal frame piece help between the rubber. I 'm hoping that now they are warming up in the shop the rubber will get a bit more pliable and maybe with a bunch of putty knives I can flex the gasket over the door flange and pop it and the glass out. I want to pull them since the rubber will probably melt when I weld the panels together.
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:41 PM   #44
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Spring update

As many people say, been a while since posting.
I finished my door replacement last month. Pulled the two doors off, removed the rear door hinge and welded the panels together. Then I welded a 3/4x1" rectangular tube to the rear to fill the space the rubber seals took. That also gave me space to install a solid storm door handle with deadbolt. Mortising the steel tube for the lock was fun! I rehung the new door on the existing front hinge. Its sooo much more solid and weather tight. I think it will cut down on road noise and wind.
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:46 PM   #45
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In April, I got the walls below windows insulated. Last week I pulled all the windows (, cleaned and rebedded them with 3M Dynatron 550. Hopefully that will keep leaks at bay. I'm going to order new seals for the marker lights and flashers to seal them well before getting the ceiling spray foamed.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:11 PM   #46
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I love the door. keeping the school bus look but adding a conventional style door. brilliant! I would love to see a closeup picture of the handle and lock.
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never mind. I could zoom enough to see. very cool. I also love that you left the "special needs" decal on the hood.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:29 PM   #48
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I've thought of getting a galvanised steel door and frame, cutting suitable sized openings in it and having automotive glass installed
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