I just did 5 of the 7 tinted windows in our 78 sovereign
......Saturday and Sunday work, with a few other chores mixed in.
Isn't that hard. They are heavy, be careful. Mine are held together with rivets. Drilled out the five rivets on one side of the hinge, and one of the two on the frame, on the same side as the drilled hinge. 3 of the five slid nicely apart. One took over night soaking in WD40. The other is soaking tonight in WD40.
Just a little frustrating to have every other one be a pain in the b***. Amazing how much difference it makes getting that bubbled tint our.
Heads up. When you take them apart, take your sharpie out and mark the parts. I put a directional arrow on each window pane, the frame and the gasket, since the gasket is ribbed and fits into the frame both ways, but only correctly one way. Also, the curve of the window changes, so the frame goes on both ways, but again, just one way is right.
Anybody got any ideas on those pesky little pins that, apparently, are stuck on my soaking window??
On the vistas, I sacrificed the dual pane and broke out the inner pane with a steel punch and hammer. Didn't take too long, actually. Just be brave and careful.