Originally Posted by Marshall
Before I bugger it up, I would like to ask some advice. I need to remove and replace my single pane 71 wing window. I have 73 and a 74 service manuals (double pane), but not a 71. The 73 and 74 manuals describe significantly different procedures.
It seems though one of the first steps should be remove the "splice bar" which is shown in figure 9 in both manuals in the "Shell" section. The written instructions mentions removing the "exterior vertical tie bar" but does not use the term "splice bar" found in the diagram. Are they the same? The written part of the 74 instructions does not say anything about either a splice bar or a tie bar.
Can someone out there tell me how to remove this vertical bar that covers the frame between the wing and center windows, hopefully so I can reuse it, and where I can get a new one if I need a new one to replace it.
Is there somone out there who has a 71 service manual who can send me a copy of the relevant instructions?
Remove the bar any way that you can. Destroy it if necessary.
You will find it very corroded, therefore useless.
New bars are not available, but not to worry.
No one uses that bar anymore.
Simply apply enough Vulkem sealer on the backside of the complete window, and along the straight edge.
If necessary, apply additional vulkem on the vertical seam when finished. Remove the excess.
Make sure you use plenty of vulkem.
DO NOT scrimp with the sealer.