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Been almost one year now, since picking up a true basket case in LA. Scratched, scoured, sanded, worked each/every reachable square inch of this thing. Got a real nice 'scald' on the Wimbledon white paint.

Now, trying to figure out the installation of the door glass, afraid I'm going to mess up the paint on the window opening. The ventwing assembly is installed, the rear glass guide is in place and I've tried every which way but loose, to get the glass located/operable, in both guide channels.

Surely, there is some trick to this. Tomorrow we'll unbolt the front ventwing assembly, leaving it hanging loosely inside the door and give it another try.

Right now, we're looking for experienced diatribe as to a recommended procedure, step 1, step 2, step 3, etc. for installing the door glass. (If there is such a procedure)

All help appreciated------ :)

JM
 

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What city or town are you in... I am at Vandenberg AFB near Lompoc CA...
 

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Sounds like you may get an offer of a house call from 65FB331. If he has done it before take him up on it. Even for those of us that have done it before it is way harder to describe the process than it is just to help do it.

That being said. Put 2 layers of masking tape the length of the door on the inside and outside edge of the window opening. Loosening the vent window and rear guide will help. If the window felt is already installed that makes it alot harder. If it is installed and you carefully remove it by squeezing the retaining clips from the back side do so. The felt can be installed after the window is in by leaving out the rubber block that the window bottoms out on so the window will go lower than normal then installing the felt. Removing the upper travel stop(s)(little "L" shaped pieces) that bolt to the window will make it narrower and help too.

Hope that helps. Again take any experienced hands on help that may come your way. Good Luck
 

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Removed the wingvent assembly, removed the two nylon rollers which roll in the chanel at the glass bottom, loosened all fasteners on the rear glass guide, removed the L shaped 'up limit' bracket, positioned and tied off the window regulator assembly in 'down' position, then-----slid the glass into the door, front end at deep angle, and lowered glass onto stop in the bottom of the door.

Slipped ventwing into door, sliding glass guide over the door glass. Installed fasteners, but left loose.

Picked up on door glass, slipped both nylon rollers into guide chanel at base of glass, then aligned and inserted regulator arms/pins into nylon rollers.

Installed third nylon roller into short channel mounted on door frame. Aligned all adjustments and tightened fasteners.

Piece o' cake. Only took about two hours. The other door will go quickly once I find all the parts/n/pieces.

Thanks for all advice and encouragements.

JM
 
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