I am in the process of reinstalling the door glass & stainless taken apart by a previous owner. I have questions regarding the vent window installation:
Does the rubber encasing the rear of the vent window get installed into the front channel of the vertical metal bar that attaches to the top and inside the door. The backside of this metal bar is also the channel that holds the felt for the front of the main sliding window. If the rubber surrounding the vent window does go in the front channel of the metal bar, what has been the easiest way to install the vent window in the channel (lube the rubber and press or slide it into the channel)? It appears sliding would be difficult to get around the bracket configuration of where the door bolt goes.
Anyone having experienced this install, comments are appreciated.
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Lube up whole front and bottom edge, put glass in and slide it in. Front edge should go all the way to the front of the channel. I used a rubber hammer and bumped it all the way until seated, I used the hammer on the glass, not on the thin strip of rubber that goes on the back of the window. Insert the rubber into the chrome divider and massage it all together to where it all fits together and put in top screw and bottom bolt.
Push the divider bar as far forward as you can before tightening down screw and bolt. You also might want to put side glass in the door before putting the divider bar on the car, much easier to get in with it not installed.
Good luck.
Armor All works great as a rubber lube. I use it to install windshields and back glass all the time.

Good description on the install by RiverRat. Make sure the rear (vent window) bar guide bar---front for the main window is pushed all the way forward at the top and bottom---as tight as you can get it before bolting it up. Remember the top screw is has a small head and the upper seal rubber should be notched and the screw head sits, just a bit. Also the window track rubber for that slide bar is a bit thinner and has a notch cut out for the upper mount support. If you do not notch the track rubber, your window will jamb at the top. Window adjustments are tricky so let me know when you're ready and I will try to talk you through if help is needed.
As an update, I have completed the installation of the glass and stainless, as well as new felt. While the driver's side was installed first, and a more lengthy install than the passenger side (cautious install not to break glass), everything is working great. After cleaning all the interior door mechanisms and applying lube, and applying direct voltage to the window motors, the windows are operating beautifully other than being a little tight in the channels from the new felt. I agree that the center bar is critical in making sure that the rear vent window rubber is properly seated in the channel. The other challenges are the small screws through the new whiskers and in the existing holes of the stainless and door metal.
Thanks to you both for the advice, it was most helpful.
Just an FYI---I do not install the whiskers with screws any longer. I put screws in the ends on the outer horizontal door trim only so it can be removed without pulling the front vent window. You can glue the whiskers on using black super weather strip adhesive and folded pieces of cardboard to keep the pressure on the whiskers while they dry. Works well and you will never scratch the glass from a screw head or reverse ding the trim from tiny screws that are to long---seen it many times.
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Originally posted by Kirk Evans:
Just an FYI---I do not install the whiskers with screws any longer. I put screws in the ends on the outer horizontal door trim only so it can be removed without pulling the front vent window. You can glue the whiskers on using black super weather strip adhesive and folded pieces of cardboard to keep the pressure on the whiskers while they dry. Works well and you will never scratch the glass from a screw head or reverse ding the trim from tiny screws that are to long---seen it many times.


I'm fighting this myself, and I agree, forget the screws! I reversed dinged the trim, and have damaged two strips by having to drill through them and ripped all the fuzz.The outside whiskers the vendors sell are not at all representative of what was stock anyway.

I ordered this which looks very good, but I will report back if it isn't.

https://www.allglassparts.com/...king-adhesive-black/

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