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    I have a question about installation of a rear window on a '73 DS. I assume the first job is to glue the lower seal to the metal parcel shelf? Can anyone tell me the best sequence to get the glass in place? How many pairs of hand will it require? I got the front screen in single handed but this back one has me beat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelr View Post
    I have a question about installation of a rear window on a '73 DS. I assume the first job is to glue the lower seal to the metal parcel shelf? Can anyone tell me the best sequence to get the glass in place? How many pairs of hand will it require? I got the front screen in single handed but this back one has me beat!
    Michael, have you read the 'Tony Jackson PDF #D.961-4 Replacement of rear screen'?

    It makes it sound really easy, yes glue the lower seal in place, fit the screen rubber to the screen, they suggest using adhesive tape to hold it in place. Offer the upper screen to the frame, fit glass setting it as far as possible into the upper part of framing, tighten the two retaining backets whilst pushing up on the glass.

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    Can someone please advise where I can find a copy of the 'Tony Jackson PDF #D.961-4 Replacement of rear screen'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errol_S View Post
    Can someone please advise where I can find a copy of the 'Tony Jackson PDF #D.961-4 Replacement of rear screen'

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    Hi Michael,
    I know its common practice to glue the seal first, however I've never been able to get it *right* that way, particularly with a new seal.
    In the past I've fitted the rear glass then pushed the seal in place from the inside with some wd40. Once in it does not move.
    If you want to glue it then I would do the above, mark the position of the seal, then remove the glass and glue the seal according to the mark.
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    Duh!! I didn't think of looking at the manual because that is far too logical. Maybe now I am really showing my stupidity but point 3 under removal has me confused - "Using a screwdriver placed between rubber sealing and upper part of window framing, lever the window over the retaining brackets." Are they suggesting prying the top of the window out of the frame, and then simply lifting the glass over the brackets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Errol_S View Post
    Duh!! I didn't think of looking at the manual because that is far too logical. Maybe now I am really showing my stupidity but point 3 under removal has me confused - "Using a screwdriver placed between rubber sealing and upper part of window framing, lever the window over the retaining brackets." Are they suggesting prying the top of the window out of the frame, and then simply lifting the glass over the brackets?
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    Errol,

    I'm not sure what they are describing there either

    For removal, I completely remove the two lower brackets and lift the screen outward from the bottom (after releasing the left and right demister connections from the inside). No screwdriver!!

    For refitting, fit the rubber to the glass and ease into position then fit clamps and demister conections.

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    I think steps four (repeated in the text) refer to doing the bottom one first with tape as the seal will be floppy then fit the top seal then stick it in frame then put the brackets on, thats the reverse of how I took mine off, took about 2 minutes to remove it.

    Easy peasy Japoneasy!

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    LOL. Thanks that makes sense. I am glad the removal is simple as once out I have to cut the rust from the C pillars and fabricate new inserts. Oy vey!!

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