[Vwdiesel] Looking for window parts

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Thu Jul 28 09:14:53 PDT 2011

On 7/28/2011 9:06 AM, Dave Cook wrote:
> Cool!  How did you do it?  Do the glue-in pivots pull out of the other frames, or what?
> Dave Cook
> --- On Thu, 7/28/11, Roger Brown<r.c.brown at ieee.org>  wrote:
>> From: Roger Brown<r.c.brown at ieee.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Looking for window parts
>> To: "VW Diesel Group"<vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>> Cc: "Audi-VW-Diesels Group"<Audi-VW-Diesels at yahoogroups.com>
>> Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 3:53 PM
>> On 7/28/2011 8:51 AM, Dave Cook
>> wrote:
>>> On the Banana Rabbit, I have some window issues.
>>> First, the glue-in vent windows are crap, and I broke
>> one a while back.  I'd like to replace them either with
>> fixed or bolt-in windows.  Either would require
>> different frames though, and could come from a Rabbit, Jetta
>> of similar vintage or Cabriolet of any year.
>>> I did find a set of bolt-in windows in the garage, but
>> no frames.  (So if you had frames with broken glass
>> this could still be useful to me.)
>>> If I don't find something soon, I may just use
>> silicone and glue the good glass to the window and make my
>> own "fixed" window...
>>> Second, the rear window lifter is broken.  Not
>> the actual regulator, but at the bottom of the glass is a
>> part that kind of clamps/pinches to the glass to hold it,
>> and is bolted to the regulator.  This pinching part is
>> completely rusted and has broken in half, so no more
>> clamping.  It could be unbolted from the regulator and
>> then separated from the glass.  Again, there are
>> regulators in the garage, but not this piece!
>>> Dave Cook
>> I put bolt-in glass into my old glue-in frames and it has
>> worked fine for nearly 20 years
>> now, originally on my old '81 pickup and later moved to the
>> current '82 pickup.
>> --
>>     Roger

Yes, just removed the glue-in hardware and slipped in the bolt-in parts.  I think I had to 
fill some un-used holes in the gasket with some black silicone but that was about all I 
recall doing.



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