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window sweeps
« on: November 02, 2020, 03:04:09 PM »
hi I was wondering how to install new window sweeps on my 77 wagon? any help thanks in advance chris
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Re: window sweeps
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2020, 11:06:04 AM »
Specifically I can't say. But, do be careful as typically they have a form of clip that is horizontal movement in motion to remove and install. A slipped screwdriver commonly used in removal might shatter the side glass. In some cases the glass might have to be removed. At the least I'd think a very thin piece of plywood would offer some form of protection. Sorry I can't offer specifics only common sense precautions.

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Re: window sweeps
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 05:04:26 PM »
I did this on my own '77 wagon, while also replacing driver's door glass and regulator. I didn't even attempt it on the passenger side without removing the window glass! Once that's done it's simple, you've just got to get to the clips that fasten them behind the sheet metal. The glass itself is installed with rivets; I drilled those out and replaced them with stainless steel bolts and nylon locking nuts. (Save the washers/spacers!) I have noticed one or two of them have worked loose even still, so also adding threadlocker, or installing new rivets may not be a bad idea after all.
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Re: window sweeps
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 07:35:32 PM »
Steele Rubber website has videos on replacing the door sweepers. It pictured a Mustang, which shares a number of was good enough to instill confidence in the project. I replaced all Rubber stripping on the doors, tail gate, cowl, and hood. I chickened out as for the fixed glass of the wagon's cargo bay. I will farm that out.

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