[Saloon-lovers] Rear glass cracked ):

Just noticed a hairline crack on my 1966 MK2 with tint and
defroster built into the glass. Called State Farm on my $8 a
month policy for a true value of 20K on this car and found
out I have 100% coverage on ALL glass! WOO Hoo as you know
this puppy is gonna be expensive. Now to find someone in
this area well versed in the installation of these as my
readings here on JL indicate a bit of finesse is required.
Anybody want the job?

Gerard–
The Jag Man
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In reply to a message from The Jag Man sent Thu 31 Oct 2013:

Gerard,
You pay my flight and I’ll come and put the new one in.
It is a bit fiddly,

  1. You need to check first that the opening in the metal is
    large enough to fit the new glass and rubber - if it is
    only close in a few places then you need to grind the sheet
    metal, if it is way out then you may have been supplied the
    wrong glass.

  2. Clean the original opening, removing all the old sealer,
    deal with any rust issues, then file/sand all the rough
    edges off the lip - sometimes the factory ground the lip
    fairly rough, taking the flash off the lip will make
    seating the rubber easier, reduce the chance of damaging
    the new seal, and ensure that you won’t end up with any
    voids in the sealer.

  3. Deal with any paint issues arising from the above 2
    steps.

  4. Follow the instructions in the shop Manual to fit the
    glass/seal/lockstrip. You will need to borrow or make a
    lockstrip tool (I have one and would bring it with me)

  5. Reinstall the chrome. The rear chrome isn’t as hard to
    install as the front, as it only fits under the inner lip
    of the seal, and is glued onto the top of the seal and
    outer lip. As with the front you may need to adjust the
    shape of the chrome finisher so that it will lay sweetly on
    the surface of the rubber, gentle pressure with your thumbs
    is all it needs. You might want to have the finishers
    rechromed.

Andrew–
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