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Old 10-22-2003, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone out there successfully repaired the split rear window of a 1968 Mustang, and if so, could you please provide the steps? I am also concerned about removing the curtain and throwing the rest of the top out of alignment.
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Old 10-22-2003, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You are referring to a convertible top rear glass window with the seam, right?

The best repair I have heard of is to remove the existing silicone, clean the area thoroughly, use masking tape to hold the 2 glass pieces together at the correct gap, and use new silicone to "glue" the sections together.

btw, I read this in Mustang Monthly
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Old 10-22-2003, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, and yes, I am referring to the convertible top rear glass window with the silicon seam.

Do you know if I should lower the top when I remove the rear window curtain and glass for repair?
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With the top up you unzip the window and remove it
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You have to note that this is a weak point and the repair will not last if you continue to raise and lower the top with the window in the car.
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And that means unscrewing and removing the metal trim bar with holds the well liner, top, and curtain also?
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Do you mean unzipping the rear window and laying it down in the well each time I lower the top?
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Old 10-22-2003, 09:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi, I fixed my back window in the car. Did it the same way removed all the old silicone taped it off, but I taped off about 3/8" wider than the gap and taped completely inside right over the gap. I then filled the gap from the outside with fresh silicone and smoothed off with finger. Let it dry and then peel off the tape, if there are any voids you can fill them from the inside by masking the same as you did on the outside. mine has been done for almost two years and is still in good shape and I don't lower the window before dropping the top.
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