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    Quarter light glass replacement

    Hi all - I have searched the forum and though I can find plenty of posts about removing/installing quarter lights and replacing the rubber seals, I cannot find anything relating to replacement of the glass only into the chrome quarter light frame. Does anybody have experience of this and can offer some advice, please? My passenger side quarter light frame is knackered - the shaft has broken off it at the bottom, and while I have a spare complete quarter light I could fit, this has tinted glass, while the glass in my car is clear. So I'm contemplating trying to remove the glass from both frames and fitting the clear glass into the good frame - though it looks like this could be doomed to failure. I have to question whether I'm being a bit pedantic here - if I just fitted the tinted quarter light, would it in fact be that noticeable?

    Thanks in advance for any gems of wisdom!

    Dave

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    Dave.
    You need to "Spread" the ends of the frame carefully to release the glass from the rubber seal. Once you have done that, the glass should come free with a bit of jiggling. The frame won't distort if you are careful. As for having one tinted, and one plain, I think it would be pretty obvious.
    Mike.

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      #3
      Thanks Mike - I take it that there's no adhesive involved; the glass is just held by the rubber glazing strip?

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        #4
        No adhesive. I didn't have to spread the frame; take a lot of time and eek the glass out bit by bit. Use the same method to refit the glass. I took about two days for each task, revisiting every couple of hours to eek a bit and let it settle into the new slightly budged position each time.

        Drew
        The answer isn't 42, it's 1/137

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          #5
          Thanks guys - I'll invest some time in jiggling and eeking and see how I get on!

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            #6
            OK job done - the tinted glass came out of the good frame quite easily, but getting the clear glass out of the knackered frame was a bit of a p***k and the glass is a bit chipped at the point where the shaft is - don't know if I did that, or it was like that already; am hoping the new rubber glazing strip will hide it....

            Next stupid question as I continue to unearth the nasties in this much-molested 43-year old car - the door glass channel was obviously past it's best so I figured I'd remove it in readiness for fitting new. I expected it to be perished and brittle, but it's rock-hard, and all I seem to be able to do is keep chipping bits off it using a Stanley knife and a screwdriver, which is going to take a very long time to do three sides of both windows. Anybody have any tricks or advice as a result of having done this job? Or is what I'm doing the only option? Thanks.

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              #7
              Dave.
              The only option I think, as I have had the same problem in the past. Some careful heating with a small butane flame on the frame might help a bit, but don't overdo it.
              Mike.

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                #8
                I don't have a butane torch - I nearly went out and bought one, but then my Yorkshire heritage kicked in and I decided to persevere without . Once I got into a rhythm it wasn't too bad and I had the first frame done in probably about 45 minutes. So now I have the frame totally stripped,ready to rebuild - I have new quarter light rubbers already and plan to order the SOCTFL door glass channel. The other thing I will need is the glazing strip for reassembling the quarter light, and notice that the image of this which Rimmers show on their website looks nothing like the U-channel which was in there - looks like just a flat strip of rubber. Has anybody used these? Thanks.

                RS1704.JPG

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                  #9
                  That's the one I used too. After fitting, you trim the excess off.
                  The answer isn't 42, it's 1/137

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                    #10
                    Thanks Drew - I suspected that may be the case.

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