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Old 07-08-2014, 12:41 AM   #15
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I believe I have an early 67, because I have the type 2 glass bar. There's barely room for the glass, much less any magic tape. There are grooves inside the bar which hold the silicone....I can't see them serving any purpose with tape.


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Old 07-08-2014, 04:25 AM   #16
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1966 glass is held in place with silicone sealer.

1967 and 1968 windows are held in place with double sided tape.

The proper orientation of the window is to have th "BUG" at the bottom.

The "BUG" is a built in identification of the window.

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I understand where and why the "bug" is there. That is why I suggested flipping it upside down. The curve often is better in the upside down position than the right side up position where the "bug" is identifying it in the bottom corner.
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I believe I have an early 67, because I have the type 2 glass bar. There's barely room for the glass, much less any magic tape. There are grooves inside the bar which hold the silicone....I can't see them serving any purpose with tape.


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I suspect you see no purpose because you did it differently and want to make it "okay". You started this thread because your curved window is not sealing correctly. Maybe all the installation steps should be considered as suspect.

The bar you describe as type 2 spreads very far and could actually accept glass much thicker than the original or the replacement. Once you use carpet tape in this application you will fully understand why it is used. Many use other things thinking they were doing the right thing. I recently replaced a window because the butyl tape the PO used, got hot and the window slid right out of the grooved bars. I would strongly discourage you from using silicon of any type, even the new aluminum safe kind. It sticks fast when you want it off and where ever you want it to hold tight, it always fails.
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Thanks for the reply overlander. You'll have to excuse my stupidity, because it's tough deciphering the correct solution when there are so many experts with different answers! The only "instructions" I could find, outside of the owners manual, were from VTS, and it said use silicone. The otherwise nice manual made no mention on what to use to secure the glass....lame.


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