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Old 08-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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Okay. Trying to replace the rear window in my RS convertable. Havent looked into it yet, figured id get input from yall first. How would i go about removing and installing it? There are zero convertables in this town, so finding a junkyard window is next to impossible.. The window i have is warped in the passenger bottom corner which makes it hard to back out of my driveway. Cant see oncoming traffic. any ideas guys? Thanks in advance.
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Id rather ask here, hopefully someone has done it and knows a trick or two to make it easier. I really have no idea how to go about it.
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I'm not sure but I think you need to replace the top to replace the window.
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Damn it Navy... I REALLY didnt want to hear that.. LoL.. Eff me.. Price range?
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An upholstery shop can probably replace the back window in your top. I probably wouldn't go with the cheapest shop you can find, you don't wanna have to deal with a leak in six months. Get some references.
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Okay. Would anyone have an idea on repairing it? Is it even possible?
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An upholstery shop can probably replace the back window in your top. I probably wouldn't go with the cheapest shop you can find, you don't wanna have to deal with a leak in six months. Get some references.
This is your best shot. Any decent shop could do it. But it may be cheaper to just replace.
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I say save your money and do it yourself, how hard could it be. I sewed a button on a shirt once and it looked great. Nothing like the satisfaction you get from a job well done.
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I say save your money and do it yourself, how hard could it be. I sewed a button on a shirt once and it looked great. Nothing like the satisfaction you get from a job well done.
Lol. I bet its just like that
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Thats what i told my dad!!!! But after a four hour alt job on my truck... He didnt buy it..
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I say save your money and do it yourself, how hard could it be. I sewed a button on a shirt once and it looked great. Nothing like the satisfaction you get from a job well done.
I'm not quite sure if that was a serious comment or not, but either way, I had a hood laugh.
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Both. I did sew a button on a shirt and it did look good. As far as attempting to replace the back window in a convertible; that ain't happening. I'd find someone who has the know how to do that or I'd just buy a new top. By the time I was done replacing the window I'd have it so screwed up nobody would be able to fix it.
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Yeah.. Were looking into replacing the top.. Not my favorite option.. But the only one that makes sense..
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Found a place to get a replacement top with a glass window instead of plastic. Sounds like a better idea to me. Does anyone have an opinion? Personal preferance even?
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Found a place to get a replacement top with a glass window instead of plastic. Sounds like a better idea to me. Does anyone have an opinion? Personal preferance even?
Glass wouldn't get scared up like plastic does. Well, at least not as bad or as soon. And I won't go on about how much I hate convertibles.
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Found a place to get a replacement top with a glass window instead of plastic. Sounds like a better idea to me. Does anyone have an opinion? Personal preferance even?
That's the way I would go.
The top is 23 years old.
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Okay. Got one thing figured out. Thanks guys! Still trying to figure out the paint.. Everyone thinks my original plan will look terrible. :/ im starting to see their point as well.
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Okay. Got one thing figured out. Thanks guys! Still trying to figure out the paint.. Everyone thinks my original plan will look terrible. :/ im starting to see their point as well.
I've never seen sun glare be an issue from a hood.
Then again I use polarized aviators sun glasses when it's bright.
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Yeah.. Got a few smart ass remarks about sunglasses, but i wear regular glasses and cant put sunglasses over them.. Im thinking do the flat black racing stripes. I know it might seem "ricey", but ill let the next 1990 rs vert that rolls up on me say that. sorry, not being a d***, just had a bad day.
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Yeah.. Got a few smart ass remarks about sunglasses, but i wear regular glasses and cant put sunglasses over them.. Im thinking do the flat black racing stripes. I know it might seem "ricey", but ill let the next 1990 rs vert that rolls up on me say that. sorry, not being a d***, just had a bad day.
Ever try prescription sunglasses?
Bad day understood.
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