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Old 11-18-2009, 04:19 AM   #15
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I got a replacement key for less than $2 at Out od Doors Mart for my outside storage compartments.

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Old 11-18-2009, 06:13 AM   #16
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I don't think I would transport it with the rear window like that!! I think I would remove the air conditioner for travel and repair the window or if the weather is nice enough just tape some plastic in the hole. Replacing the window correctly and securing it closed would be the best choice but may not be practical not at home. The way it is now I would be afraid of breaking the glass. Good luck take pictures and let us know how the trip goes. (I suspect it will go fine and will you be posting great news!)

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Old 11-18-2009, 06:40 AM   #17
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I'm with Mike - remove the rear window and a/c and tape plastic over the window. A fabric store or the fabric section at WalMart will have some pretty heavy duty clear plastic you can use. Its what we used to cover openings to get Little Girl home. Plastic held on with gorilla tape never budged for the 1300 mile trip.

The PO probably took the J hinge at the top of the window and flipped it over so it would install into the hinge upside down. Flipping it back over should be really easy. They might have used screws instead of the original rivets to re-attach the hinge. To remove the window, raise it up past 90 degrees to about 45 degrees, and it will drop out of the hinge. Just have a good hold of it before it releases!

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Old 11-18-2009, 06:44 AM   #18
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Oh yeah... Pulling the AC from the rear window. If the hinge was screwed in place, I'll flip it. Otherwise going with the duct tape/plastic sheet idea.

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