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Old 05-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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can't get window back on

I removed a window to replace weather striping and to tint it but now iI can`t get it back on. Is there a trick to getting the window to adhere to the lip?
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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There's some discussion of it in this thread.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f164...ml#post1248221

If the hinge is still reasonably straight, the key is to lift the window somewhere approaching almost vertical to get it to pop into place. Just don't lower it until you are sure it is in all the way.

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Old 05-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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The window must be centered in the opening, if not there are stops on each end of the channel that it fits in, and the lip will hit them. Lift the bottom of the window higher then the top track that it fits in, and push up on the lip of the window that goes into the channel. Then slowly lower the bottom of the window while pushing up on the top of the window to engage the channel. Hope this makes sense. Brian
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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If your trailer has the same hinge on the lower hatches, try practicing on those till you get the hang of how it works.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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The hinge on the window must be centered. A$'s way is to put rivets into the drip edge above the window opening.
Those rivets penetrate the part of the hinge that is above the window. You must make sure you are in between those rivets. Or the window will not go in.
DO NOT FORCE THE WINDOW DOWN. You will ruin the hinge. It should drop down freely when positioned correctly.
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The hinge on the window must be centered. A$'s way is to put rivets into the drip edge above the window opening.
Those rivets penetrate the part of the hinge that is above the window. You must make sure you are in between those rivets. Or the window will not go in.
DO NOT FORCE THE WINDOW DOWN. You will ruin the hinge. It should drop down freely when positioned correctly.
Thanks for the great info. We did have it between the two bolts but were more at a 45 degree angle. Ill try the straight verticle today. We did attempt this on our lunch hour with our 5 month old asleep in the car. Not such a great idea. My husbsnd and I are going to need couple's therapy once we get these things in
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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A good platform a foot or so hign makes an easier install. Also front and rear double panes are hefty. Having a second pair of hands sure helps.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #8
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Thanks to all for the help. We got them on in about 30 minutes this time! Now, just 5 more to go.
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