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Old 07-11-2005, 12:02   #1 (permalink)
Nige
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Alpine windows removal & re-fitting?

Any tips? The seals are perished & dripping a bit. Got new seals & filler bits, is there a tool required?

Nige

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Old 07-11-2005, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Alpine windows removal & re-fitting?

there is a tool, Frost sell them but a screwdriver does just as well

Richard


"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> Any tips? The seals are perished & dripping a bit. Got new seals & filler
> bits, is there a tool required?
>
> Nige
>
> --
> Subaru WRX (Annabel)
>
> Landrover 110 County Station Wagon (Tyson)
>
> '"Say hello to my little friend"
>



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Old 07-12-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Alpine windows removal & re-fitting?

In message <3jfrh1Fptqa3U1@individual.net>
"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:

> Any tips? The seals are perished & dripping a bit. Got new seals & filler bits, is there a tool required?
>
> Nige
>
> --
> Subaru WRX (Annabel)
>
> Landrover 110 County Station Wagon (Tyson)
>
> '"Say hello to my little friend"
>
>


Removal is easy - either pull the filler strip out and then ease the
glass out, or vist Longleat and the little monkeys will do it for
you.

Getting it back in is a bit tricky, as with the headlining in you
can't do the "string method". With the inevitable Health & Safety
warning - here's how I do it.
Put the seal in place and spread lots of Vaseline where the glass goes.
If you "start" the glass in the seal you (carefully!) run a suitably
blunted screw driver round the seal to lift it over the glass (sounds
easy, doesn't it). Then suitable lubricate the filler strip and start
it off in the slot. Again using the blunted screwdriver* you can slide
it along pushing the filler strip in. Be prepared to do this more than
once - the filler strip stretches quite easily and so may seem too
long or too short. Apart from the obvious risk of stabbing yourself
or breaking the glass it's not too bad a job.

*forks from the Longleat cafe work quite well too.

Richard
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Old 07-12-2005, 08:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Alpine windows removal & re-fitting?



beamendsltd wrote:
> In message <3jfrh1Fptqa3U1@individual.net>
> "Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
> > Any tips? The seals are perished & dripping a bit. Got new seals & filler bits, is there a tool required?
> >
> > Nige
> >
> > --
> > Subaru WRX (Annabel)
> >
> > Landrover 110 County Station Wagon (Tyson)
> >
> > '"Say hello to my little friend"
> >
> >

>
> Removal is easy - either pull the filler strip out and then ease the
> glass out, or vist Longleat and the little monkeys will do it for
> you.
>
> Getting it back in is a bit tricky, as with the headlining in you
> can't do the "string method". With the inevitable Health & Safety
> warning - here's how I do it.
> Put the seal in place and spread lots of Vaseline where the glass goes.
> If you "start" the glass in the seal you (carefully!) run a suitably
> blunted screw driver round the seal to lift it over the glass (sounds
> easy, doesn't it). Then suitable lubricate the filler strip and start
> it off in the slot. Again using the blunted screwdriver* you can slide
> it along pushing the filler strip in. Be prepared to do this more than
> once - the filler strip stretches quite easily and so may seem too
> long or too short. Apart from the obvious risk of stabbing yourself
> or breaking the glass it's not too bad a job.
>
> *forks from the Longleat cafe work quite well too.
>
> Richard
> --




My alpine rubbers have perished - can you tell me where you got them
from and how much?


cheers
Gavin

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Old 07-12-2005, 08:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Alpine windows removal & re-fitting?

In message <1121168722.483104.143920@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com>
datchworthdisco@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

>
>
> beamendsltd wrote:
> > In message <3jfrh1Fptqa3U1@individual.net>
> > "Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Any tips? The seals are perished & dripping a bit. Got new seals & filler bits, is there a tool required?
> > >
> > > Nige
> > >
> > > --
> > > Subaru WRX (Annabel)
> > >
> > > Landrover 110 County Station Wagon (Tyson)
> > >
> > > '"Say hello to my little friend"
> > >
> > >

> >
> > Removal is easy - either pull the filler strip out and then ease the
> > glass out, or vist Longleat and the little monkeys will do it for
> > you.
> >
> > Getting it back in is a bit tricky, as with the headlining in you
> > can't do the "string method". With the inevitable Health & Safety
> > warning - here's how I do it.
> > Put the seal in place and spread lots of Vaseline where the glass goes.
> > If you "start" the glass in the seal you (carefully!) run a suitably
> > blunted screw driver round the seal to lift it over the glass (sounds
> > easy, doesn't it). Then suitable lubricate the filler strip and start
> > it off in the slot. Again using the blunted screwdriver* you can slide
> > it along pushing the filler strip in. Be prepared to do this more than
> > once - the filler strip stretches quite easily and so may seem too
> > long or too short. Apart from the obvious risk of stabbing yourself
> > or breaking the glass it's not too bad a job.
> >
> > *forks from the Longleat cafe work quite well too.
> >
> > Richard
> > --

>
>
>
> My alpine rubbers have perished - can you tell me where you got them
> from and how much?
>
>
> cheers
> Gavin
>


I got them from me - very cheap too!

ฃ20.72 inv VAT + 3.50 P&P to everyone else though for 2 x seals
and 2 x filler strips.

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Old 07-12-2005, 08:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Alpine windows removal & re-fitting?

Cheer Richard.

I also need to the rear side windows as they have gone as well.....

1) Are they as bad a doing a windscreen?
2) How much inc VAT please ;-)


cheers
Gavin

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Old 07-12-2005, 13:02   #7 (permalink)
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In message <1121178921.552102.225890@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>
datchworthdisco@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

> Cheer Richard.
>
> I also need to the rear side windows as they have gone as well.....
>
> 1) Are they as bad a doing a windscreen?
> 2) How much inc VAT please ;-)
>
>
> cheers
> Gavin
>


If you mean the ones either side of the back door then the principle
is much the same if you have the earlier type of seal (it's a 2-piece
same as the Alipne's) except the string method can be used. Later
on they went to a 1-piece seal, which is a bit of a swine but
do-able.

The two piece are ฃ12.12 inc VAT for both windows.

Richard

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Old 07-12-2005, 13:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Alpine windows removal & re-fitting?

On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 18:44:42 GMT, "Richard" <NO.SPAM@AT.NOSPAM.co.uk>
wrote:

>there is a tool, Frost sell them but a screwdriver does just as well


I'd recommend the tool, its a lot quicker than screwdrivering it!

I've just bought a window tool from frosts to do the side windows on
my 101 with. It was a lot quicker and easier than when i did the side
windows on my landy with screwdrivers!

I'd also recommend soaking the seals in soapy water before you use
them. makes things work a bit easier

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