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Old 01-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question Help replacing window panes

I have a '67 Overlander with window frames that are in relatively good shape (including hardware) but the window panes are broken and in need of replacements.

The screws that are in the part of the frame that holds the glass panes in place are totally corroded, so upon the advice of several more experienced folks, I started to drill them out. I ended up dissolving the screws with a drill, basically, and I wasn't able to actually extract the screws of the first frame I started on. I'm including a photo of what the screw hole looks like after I attempted to drill out the screw. I seem to be hitting a block of some sort, maybe the aluminum frame? I am not able to drill all the way through the frame ( and probably don't want to), but I'm not really sure what I'm hitting.



Any help or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!

Here is a link to the photo of the screw in my frames.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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I have a '67 Overlander with window frames that are in relatively good shape (including hardware) but the window panes are broken and in need of replacements.

The screws that are in the part of the frame that holds the glass panes in place are totally corroded, so upon the advice of several more experienced folks, I started to drill them out. I ended up dissolving the screws with a drill, basically, and I wasn't able to actually extract the screws of the first frame I started on. I'm including a photo of what the screw hole looks like after I attempted to drill out the screw. I seem to be hitting a block of some sort, maybe the aluminum frame? I am not able to drill all the way through the frame ( and probably don't want to), but I'm not really sure what I'm hitting.



Any help or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!

Here is a link to the photo of the screw in my frames.
https://skitch.com/msabdala/g4523/iphoto
Drill only as much as you have to, so that you can take the hinge apart.

After the hinge is in 2 pieces, you can grind down the backside of each hinge half, to remove the remained of any screws.

Then simply make new holes for new screws, then replace the glass.

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Old 01-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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You can insert images in your posts using the paperclip symbol in the top row, above. I recommend images between 600-1000 pixels wide--this is usually plenty of resolution unless you're copying a document or schematic.

You photo needs to be scaled to show more of the window. A close-up picture of a hole doesn't resonate with those of us who don't own a '67.

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IIRC, you don't even need to remove those screws, as long as the two-part mount is intact. A bead of Vulkem in that channel, then slide the window into it, then close the window with the latches at the bottom until the Vulkem sets up, should be all you need.
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