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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: How difficult is it to remove side and hatch windows? Reply with quote

I have a salvaged van that has those pretty dark-green tinted windows. I'm thinking about putting those windows into my early 99 van.

Will the seals get destroyed upon removal? If so, are there new seals available anywhere?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to cut out seals and install with new ones.
but if I'm going to save seals and I'm not familiar with the glass mounting then I take it to my glass guy. it's a small independant shop and they can do it pretty dang quick..
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just helped a friend remove the windows on his 88 Vanagon Westy. It was my first time.

the rear hatch was hardest, we got it done using 3 paintsticks at the top corner, to start holding the rubber back inside, then he pushed with his feet from inside, while I helped catch from outside.. once the corner had started to move out, the rest pulls easily.

the side windows were Much easier to push out, even the one by the closet. We did not cut the rubber, and it was not damaged in the process. But I suppose that depends on the condition of the rubber.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eurovan windows are usually glued in, may need help from a glass shop with the removal and reinstall.
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