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1/4 light mouldings made easy.

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Removal;

Disconnect latch from C pillar using common phillips screwdriver. Remove ¼ trim panel and vertical windlace from both sides of the B pillar.

Insert cotter pin extractor or other hook tool at top of front rubber seal and pull away from B pillar (pic 187).

Remove lower three screws from hinge using long #2 phillips screwdriver (pic 189). Loosen final screw, grasp and hold rear of glass, and remove final screw. Withdraw glass complete with hinge, front seal, and latch. Glass will break if it is forced open too far when accessing hinge screws. Use of longer screw driver prevents too much opening.

Pull door whether strip from vertical moulding, lower glass seal from horizontal moulding, and drill out retaining rivets.

Remove mouldings. Clean, repair rust, and paint as needed.

Installation;

Apply brushable seam sealer to attachment holes (pic 195). Install mouldings using aluminum rivets only. The aluminum rivet mandrel breaks very easily, so push down hard on rivet gun to set the moulding into the seam sealer. Do not use stainless steel rivets. They are hard to collapse and the mandrel is hard to break. This puts stress on, and can easily crack, the paint around the retaining holes. Cracked paint invites rust demons, so be gentle with the retaining holes. Brush some sealer on the tops of rivets (pic 191).

Place ~15mm wad of strip caulk in front corners of ¼ light opening at the ends of the seals. Reattach seals, using rubber glue on door seal if needed.

Reinstall ¼ glass assembly using long screwdriver. Have tweezers or magnet on hand to retrieve dropped screws captured behind the vertical seal. Reinstall latch using short screwdriver. Reinstall windlace and trim panel using soft hammer. Remove seat bottom if trim panel is reluctant.

Photos;

197; Tools and supplies not including those for cleaning and painting.

187; Hinge seal and hook tool.

189; Long screwdriver accessing hinge screws.

191; Original brushable seam sealer (gray color) on top of rivets.

195; Original seam sealer at attachment holes.

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