RE: Rear Sliding Window

From: BOBBY (
Date: Fri Feb 22 2013 - 14:48:24 EST

i can't help you now but do have some input for guys who need to remove
this slider in the future.......

a couple years ago i had to remove that slider to make room for my mid
range / tweeter enclosure.

i had first tried removing the slider on a donor cab i bought to make
the template and that stock seal is some tough shit.

i'd be willing to say that its nearly impossible to remove that slider
with out breaking it or damaging the paint with regular windshield type
removal tools / cutter. that tough ass seal coupled with the deep pocket
that the slider sits in makes it a bitch.

when i was ready to remove the actual slider from my truck i had a glass
guy come with a OTC heat induction machine which inducts heat to the
pinch weld and allows for glass and seal removal leaving a perfectly
clean pinch weld.

it gets a little dicey cause the paint around the pinch weld heats as
well so you have to keep the surrounding area cool with a spray bottle
but it's an awesome machine.


On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Tony Dempsey wrote:

> My rear window was leaking around the seal on the drivers side only.
> By looking, I saw 2 or 3 different kinds of sealers had been used to
> fix it.
> I got the bright ideal to remove the window, clean every thing and
> reinstall
> with some molding adhesive.
> Almost worked, got the window 85 to 90% removed when I busted out the
> right side piece of glass.
> Upon checking, Safelite wants $320.00 for new rear slider installed.
> I will have to drive 75 miles each way to get that done.
> I can get a new slider online for $166.00 + $22.00 shipping, will need
> the urethane also,
> at a cost of under $20.00 for every thing needed to install the glass.
> I have watched all the videos and I think I can handle doing the work.
> Which, in your opinions, would be my best way to go?
> Or do any of you have a better solution?
> I even took the old window in to see if the single pane could be
> replaced,
> it can not.
> Thanks for your input.
> Tony

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