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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:31 pm 
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Hi All,

I have an EL sedan I'm wrecking that has tinted windows. I've swapped all windows except for the back one into my EF, and I'm now wondering if it's possible to remove the back window, and if so is it hard?

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:35 pm 
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my rear window was removed without smashing when i had the respray done, its back in now.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:04 pm 
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They are an encapsulated screen, and therefore it is not recommended to refit them. Buy a new one from Ford, because the rubber is not removeable, and therfore, lots of silastic is required.
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:24 pm 
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Hmmm, does encapsulated mean it's structurally loaded, and not just sitting there?

From what you're saying I take it that the rubber around the window is not reusable?

Sounds like it might be cheaper and easier to just get the existing window tinted.
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:18 pm 
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They are reusable it's just alot harder to get them out because you have to cut them out from the inside to try and not damage the rubber.
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:06 pm 
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We use a special tool, like a 90 degree blade, slips under the window and cuts the rubber, piss easy.
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:52 pm 
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Black Betty wrote:
They are reusable it's just alot harder to get them out because you have to cut them out from the inside to try and not damage the rubber.


So if I cut with a stanley knife from the inside, I should be able to get the window out?

If so, is it possible to swap my back window rubber from my other car to this window as it is in much better condition?
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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:23 am 
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Private9 wrote:
Black Betty wrote:
They are reusable it's just alot harder to get them out because you have to cut them out from the inside to try and not damage the rubber.


So if I cut with a stanley knife from the inside, I should be able to get the window out?

If so, is it possible to swap my back window rubber from my other car to this window as it is in much better condition?


It is easier with tool that bowsaw described and no you cannot use the other rubber encaptulated means the rubber is made as part of the glass an windscreen mob will charge around 100 to remove and refit a rear it can be done no problem but if you only want it for the tint it would cheaper to get yours tinted

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:59 pm 
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nlbxr6 wrote:
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Black Betty wrote:
They are reusable it's just alot harder to get them out because you have to cut them out from the inside to try and not damage the rubber.


So if I cut with a stanley knife from the inside, I should be able to get the window out?

If so, is it possible to swap my back window rubber from my other car to this window as it is in much better condition?


It is easier with tool that bowsaw described and no you cannot use the other rubber encaptulated means the rubber is made as part of the glass an windscreen mob will charge around 100 to remove and refit a rear it can be done no problem but if you only want it for the tint it would cheaper to get yours tinted


Thanks for that! Yeah, I've decided to simply get my EF window tinted, far too much work involved in changing windows (having said that I've already done the rest!)
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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:50 pm 
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removal is easy if you dont have the tool. Simply get the cable used for the bonnet release and have it bare.

Then use that to cut the rubber out. Its a bit of work but they come out. You may need another person to help you.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:46 pm 
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removal is easy if you dont have the tool. Simply get the cable used for the bonnet release and have it bare.

Then use that to cut the rubber out. Its a bit of work but they come out. You may need another person to help you.


I was all set on giving it a go, but the outside rubber isn't the best, the one on my EF is much better - and seeing as the rubber's cannot be swapped, I think I'll just leave it!

Maybe when the car's basically a shell, I might have a go, as it won't really matter if I stuff it!
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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:51 pm 
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ive changed a couple...was electric...dont know if that makes a diff but we got a couple out and changed them..


in an ef that is

 

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