Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

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Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

Post by Gornal » Mon May 06, 2019 7:32 pm

Just trying to reinstall the quarter windows but cannot seem to get the window and pivot back in the frame with the new rubber. Any advice or tricks or pictures would be great to see.

Very frustrating process for something that appears to be so simple

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Re: Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

Post by bakerjf » Mon May 06, 2019 7:37 pm

I think when I did it I got a warm bowl of soapy water and soaked the strips before installing. It is a tight fit - worrying you’ll break the glass is probably par for the course.
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Re: Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

Post by Gornal » Mon May 06, 2019 7:40 pm

thanks, did you install the rubber in the quarter window first? I have done this but can't then recall what side the pivot goes on and which way the windows pivot (inside or out from the rear).

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Re: Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

Post by bakerjf » Mon May 06, 2019 10:12 pm

Sorry, did that job about five years ago now; I can’t remember the particulars anymore...
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Re: Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

Post by mraitch » Tue May 07, 2019 4:22 am

I know how to do it on a fixed window.

Pls post pic of your quarter, might have useful idea.
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Re: Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

Post by FergO2k » Tue May 07, 2019 8:08 am

Another trick I have seen done (this is more for long strips getting them to hold contour of door opening) is to put the rubber strips in the clothes dryer. Getting them hot makes them more pliable (but with rubber the heat makes them larger, so be careful trimming the ends, they may shrink back a good bit when cooled, like 1/8" or more) If putting extrusion into a grove in the frame, make sure all the old adhesive is cleaned out.
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Re: Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

Post by dads311 » Tue May 07, 2019 4:26 pm

it is a very frustrating task for sure. The wings go out from the rear. When I did mine my wife wouldn't come near the shop.. I had what she calls "shop tourettes". My language is for the shop only.. any way I put the rubber in first and the pivot is on the outside.
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Re: Re-installing quarter windows into the window frame

Post by Gornal » Wed May 08, 2019 7:41 pm

haha...know that language all too well. Thanks for the pics, very helpful and I now have it sorted, so a big thanks!