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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:00 am 
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I hear that installing the vent window glass into the frame is difficult and requires special tools/jig, has anyone done it before, need advise. Do you know anyone that can do it. I remember something about a place that you can send them to and have them done, any info will help.

I'm starting to put Slayer back together, between color sanding-compounding-polishing.

Still need a motor!

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:13 pm 
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I hear that installing the vent window glass into the frame is difficult and requires special tools/jig, has anyone done it before, need advise. Do you know anyone that can do it. I remember something about a place that you can send them to and have them done, any info will help.

I'm starting to put Slayer back together, between color sanding-compounding-polishing.

Still need a motor!


It's a simple jig to make.

1 piece of 3/4" plywood about 24" x 24". Maybe bigger. You'll have to measure the window.

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a jig saw

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and two bar clamps.

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Trace the wing window with glass on to the center of the plywood and cut it out. Then cut the wood in half so that half of the window cut out is on one side and the other half of the cut out is on the other side. The better the cut out, the less chance of breaking the glass. Lay the two halves on a table and place the window frame into the one half of the plywood. Place the glass into the other half of the plywood. Using the two bar clamps positioned across the the two halves slowly and evenly tighten them up so that the glass is evenly pressed into the frame.


With a little practice it should be a ......
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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:23 pm 
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No glue?

I thought that you had to press the glass into the frame by pushing it from the "back" (no metal frame). So you simply squeeze it together?

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:13 am 
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der58SC wrote:
No glue?

I thought that you had to press the glass into the frame by pushing it from the "back" (no metal frame). So you simply squeeze it together?


If it later glass (non Sigla) I use a rubber mallet to pound it in there. So far, so good. And no, you don't need glue.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:06 am 
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Thanks, I thought about making a jig, if I break my Sigla glass...I'll be pissed!

guess it's all about taking your time.

Thanks for the help. wonder if there is a video floating out there on the www showing one how to do it??

Slayer is coming along, it's just slow! Want to see pics???

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:08 am 
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this is what I was talking about....

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Is this what you were referring to Fish?

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found these too

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Thanks William the visual helps!

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I am not digging the second "jig". I would not put metal to glass. I would either swap out that metal with wood or put wood between them. I love the jig though.

For the record, I just used glue to hold my windows in 8-[

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der58SC wrote:
I am not digging the second "jig". I would not put metal to glass. I would either swap out that metal with wood or put wood between them. I love the jig though.

For the record, I just used glue to hold my windows in 8-[


Where's my rubber mallet??

When are we going to see some pictures of the mythical Slayer paint job???


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Dan wrote:
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I am not digging the second "jig". I would not put metal to glass. I would either swap out that metal with wood or put wood between them. I love the jig though.

For the record, I just used glue to hold my windows in 8-[


Where's my rubber mallet??

When are we going to see some pictures of the mythical Slayer paint job???


Your welcome to come by and take a pic anytime.......BTY Slayer will not be slammed!! We are ridding high!

The paint job is a work in progress!

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need a hand? did you save original rubber stuff or need new?

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Slayer will not be slammed!! We are ridding high!

Viva la NBS!!! :-P

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I heard that if you don't have the rubber and can't find someone that has them in stock, you can use a bicycle inner tube. Is that true?

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der58SC wrote:
I heard that if you don't have the rubber and can't find someone that has them in stock, you can use a bicycle inner tube. Is that true?


It looks like it in that one picture with all that material hanging out. I guess the idea is that you trip it to fit once the glass is in, but originally it seems there is a slight taper to the rubber where it meets the glass which would create a tighter seal.


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the stuff used between glass and steel frame can be found at glass shops,like all star glass. or i do have some.
it gets trimmed after install is finished. should i have waited until tomorrow to see more guesses?

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bill may wrote:
need a hand? did you save original rubber stuff or need new?


I do have the rubber, WW has it, it is the same rubber as the one to replace the rubber on the overhead vent seal.

It looks like a PITA! to do. After the install it needs to be trimmed. The inner tube thing might work also?


If you have the time!!!

Again thanks for all the information.

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I saw a post on that other site where someone heated an exacto knife blade with a torch then bent it 90 degrees to make a Trim The Rubber Under The Nike Swoosh tool. I haven't tried it myself but sounds plausible.

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