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Old 10-08-2006, 09:26 PM   #15
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How Exactly Did You Get Them Off

Spent the better part of the afternoon trying to get these off a 71 Overlander window. Tried all the spreading tools that you tried without success. Someone told me to just get the edge of a wire cutter under them and break them - I can't even do that. What did you do with the Dremmel that worked.

What size snap ring did you use as a replacement - 1/4..?

Thanks much....
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Old 10-08-2006, 10:40 PM   #16
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I used the thin cutoff wheel and basically scribed the side of the original snap ring enought to weaken it. Then I used a small flat blade jewlers type of screwdriver to pry it out. With the weakened cut in place the ring would break in peices.

I think the replacement was 1/4"

Good luck with your window work!
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Used the thin cutting blade wheel for the dremmel tool as tim described, cut until you get through one side of the snap ring, then push with small screwdriver until you get a gap on the other side, then pop off. I just did all but two windows all yesterday as I ran out of gasket material. Also used a chissle to scrap out old gasket and then a wire wheel and drill to remove all old gasket and glue. Super easy this way. Thanks also to Tim for his help.
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replacement clip

I used 3/16 C clips to replace mine.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:06 AM   #19
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I used 3/16 C clips to replace mine.
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Thanks James,

I couldn't remember the size. I know I had problems with mine falling out until I got the right ones!
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