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Old 04-28-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Red face do I really need to replace the windows? all of them??

I'm looking at a 1973 Sovereign, it's really nice but there is a problem. T the sunscreen coating which is inside the thermopane is deteriorated. The owner told me other people have just turned around and walked away when they saw it even thought it isn't that bad (according to him).

Is this a really bad problem? and how to I fix it? replace all the affected windows? I would have some used windows to sell but I'm sure that the cost difference would still be wide.

I appreciate your input.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Some of those windows will come apart for cleaning. I helped a friend take his out and the glass separates. His was a 73 model.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:45 PM   #3
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Cool Window nightmare

I am restoring a 71 - I am attempting to replace all the window seals including the seal between the frame and the glass (found a wed site that has a seal that works great) how do you get the frame apart? short of breaking the glass and starting over???
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you may be lucky enough to have the split ring on the inside of the windows. My 74 has the split ring and is pretty easy to remove the ring, take out the inside piece of plexi and then scrape off the old film and re-install. I will say that getting the retaining ring back in can take a little doing.
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you may be lucky enough to have the split ring on the inside of the windows. My 74 has the split ring and is pretty easy to remove the ring, take out the inside piece of plexi and then scrape off the old film and re-install. I will say that getting the retaining ring back in can take a little doing.
My 75 has the inner split ring with the plexi and it looks really ugly. What did you grab the inner ring with to remove it? It is pretty flat.
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It's a very common problem that doesn't hurt the window.

I don't think 73 does not has the split ring. There are 3 alternatives. #1 take the window out, take the frame apart clean the glass and install new butyl gasket. Don't count on being able to reuse the frame gasket and new gaskets I don't think are available. You can substitute vulkem. #2 Carefully break the inner pane. #3 live with it.

Zeppelenum and I put up threads on the rebuild process a couple of years ago. Do a search. Rebuilding the window is very time intensive. New windows are available. Windows from 70 to mid sixties are to some extent interchangeable.
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My 75 has the inner split ring with the plexi and it looks really ugly. What did you grab the inner ring with to remove it? It is pretty flat.
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I used a flat screwdriver to pry up a bit and then grab with needle-nose, it is frustrating, but you will get it. putting it back in is worse.
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