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Old 04-08-2014, 10:17 PM   #141
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...can I use a glass tool cutter to go around edge then tap and it could come off whole? ...
All the 70s glass is tempered, so any attempt to cut it will result in a bazillion small pieces.

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Old 04-09-2014, 12:20 AM   #142
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:10 PM   #143
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Is there any auto glass co. Local that carry that seal or do I need a professional house glass co.

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:59 PM   #144
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That seal? You could be referring to the vinyl U-seal or the butyl elastomeric spacer/seal. The U-seal goes around the double pane unit and seals the glass into the metal frame. The butyl spacer seals the two panes of glass together.

Yes, you can find the vinyl U-seal at pro glass shops. No, the butyl is essentially unobtainium. I got it as a sample from CRL. In order to buy it, the minimum purchase is several cases. I recall that one member last year did finally find it at retail, maybe in Canada.

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I bought a case of the shimmed butyl. I would be willing to sell half of the case. I don't need the whole case. PM me if anyone is interested.
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This is an excellent thread! I'm about to take the plunge on my 1978 windows. Are these the correct parts?

3/16" thick x 3/8" wide Shimmed Butyl Tape
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The gasket is correct.

The butyl is probably the 3/16" you mention, but it's been some time since I looked at the specs.

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The gasket is correct.

The butyl is probably the 3/16" you mention, but it's been some time since I looked at the specs.

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Well, I took the plunge. Tonight I cleaned up my split window, applied the butyl tape, threw in some desiccant and put the inner pane on top. I have the glazing gasket and will hopefully get to that tomorrow night.

Cleaned outer pane


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Desiccant (I used about as many pieces as the original AS setup)


Inner pane and outer pane put together and ready for glazing
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The window is back together! I'll rivet and clean tomorrow followed by a fresh weatherstrip install.

Getting to this point was relatively easy with some lubricant. The last 1/8" is definitely the most difficult.



Here she is together! It took a rachet strap, patience and a big rubber mallet.


Huge thanks to Zep for trailblazing on this. If not for his post, I would have probably replaced the window.
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Hey Zep,

What kind of rivets did you use for reassembly? The heads look pretty small on these. They're obviously 1/8th diameter. Did you buck yours in?

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I'm thinking they were 3/32 rivets. Those square steel connector bars are pretty small in cross section, so be careful not drill them out to 1/8 unless you're sure that's what was there originally.

Also, be careful about estimating rivet shaft diameter based on the head diameter. Modern heads (universal rivets compared to the original brazier head rivets) are smaller in diameter for a given shaft diameter. Aerowood wrote a tretise on this topic a couple years ago.

Yes, I used bucked rivets, but I use a rivet squeezer whenever possible.

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