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Pop-out window tweak

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I just put in a rear pop-out window seal (successfully) but it needs to be tighter to the bottom seal. I can just slip a piece of paper towel between the seal and the Window.  Any ideas on how I tighten it up? 

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remember that the inner panel needs

to be installed to push the gasket

toward the glass. the seal should be pushed

into the chrome trim to seat fully.

stone

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I have the chrome strip fully seated.  The PO didn't, although the old ones were like gummy dust so it wouldn't have made a difference. Should I shim out the latch to bring it in tighter?

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The place where it bolts to the car has a bit of adjustment back and forth. I don't know if it makes it any tighter.  I will have to check. 

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I have adjusted this with a shim under the latch, a ways forward of where it screws to the body.

In fact, on one car, we used a small rubber bushing between the latch and the rubber gasket.

 

That latch is cantilevered off the sheet metal, and doesn't really have a good pull on the glass

before the metal starts to deform, either plastically or elastically...

 

t

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You mean a rubber bushing between the latch and the body. Correct


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Yeah, it was just a square chunk of dense rubber, wedged against the lip of the window 'frame'.

 

t

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