There is one way to install the seals before the glass. I have used this
method twice. Once with good results and the second time I struggled with
The trick is to remove the glass from the track and install the track and
regulator in the door. There is lots of room to work the seals onto the
lips of the window opening.
After that is done, the trick is to get the glass installed and have it not
The first time, I used some canvas fabric in the track which compressed when
the glass was inserted and it left a good secure installation.
The second time, I tried to re-use the original seal material and found that
it was too hardened to accept the glass properly. I finally was able to
work it down sufficiently so that it won't fall out. But I think it is not
fully in the bottom of the track and probably sticks up higher than it is
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On Behalf Of Nolan
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:48 PM
To: Paul-Ernest Levesque; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Best sequence for installing Door Waist Seal and Wheatherstrip
I've done it both ways. For the life of me, I can't remember why I found
doing it with the glass out to be a pain, but I think I did.
In any case, using a bent hacksaw blade works great and it's quite easy to
install the clips with the window in place rolled down. Honest, it is!
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