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Old 06-02-2020, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Setting glass

I am replacing a broken drivers side window on my 1930 Town Sedan. I got the glass out in two intact pieces, which was not a trivial operation, and the lift bar at the bottom off. Using the two pieces as a template, a glass company is making a new piece for me using Triplex glass. Once I have the new glass back, I have to reattach the lift bar (which Iíve cleaned up and painted). What is the best way to do that?

Also, any tips on getting it back in place? Sure was a major pain getting it out of there.
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:12 PM   #2
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I used Tempered glass and glass setting tape from Bert's. https://modelastore.com/glass?product_id=6007

Ensure you replace everything that needs to be replaced while in there. You don't want to have to go back in there for a long time.
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Most vendors have glass setting tape that goes in the channel, then insert glass.
Paul in CT Most likely available where the glass is being cut.
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: Setting glass

Just ordered a new Murray glass channel, bedding tape, and a channel kit as was suggested to replace everything in there. One thing that made it so hard to get out was an adhesive on the channels. Do they really need to have an adhesive put on them? I could see putting some on the top sponge to keep it I place.
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:11 PM   #5
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On my 31 Tudor, the side channels had metal clips top and bottom that I reinstalled, I didn't use glue there but the sponge piece I did use glue. The glass in the side channels hold the channels in place when the glass is up or half way up, when down the channels don't move the clips hold them tight. At least for me.
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Old 06-04-2020, 09:29 AM   #6
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When I replaced the glass in both windows of my Victoria using a non-adhesive glass setting rubber, the glasses pulled-out of the riser channels while going down. There was enough friction in the side window channels to make this happen. So my not so brilliant solution was to bend the riser channels for a more snug fit of the glass. WRONG! Both door window glasses cracked.

In disgust, I went to a glass shop with experience in fitting windows into street rods. The shop owner gave me an education about setting window glass, and he uses a setting tape material with adhesive on both sides so the glass stays put.

I also have set glass using black silicone, but I find this to be a messy technique, and the silicone squeeze-out is hard to remove from the glass.
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Old 06-04-2020, 04:59 PM   #7
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I have had real problems using the neoprene stuff that the vendors sell. I wish they would sell cork/fabric like I am used to getting.
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A nice rubber head mallet works real good for setting the glass in the channel

PS...Use the setting tape
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