From: Zaf Basha
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002
Subject: Front quarter window removal/window grease

Basically the front vent window is glued in with some black rubbery stuff.

You'll have to remove the 4 screws that hold the chrome edge trim and with a
razor blade/box cutter and a lot of patience remove as much of the black
rubbery gluey icky stuff that holds the vent window in. Eventually it will
slide out.

I havent tried it, but with  the glass out, you can bend the chrome frame
from the top enough to free the top pivot in order to pull the whole
assembly out.

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Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 11:49 PM
Subject: Front quarter window removal/window grease

> I've got my door panels off so I can replace the wood trim, and decided to
> replace as much of the weatherstripping as I can while I'm in there.  I
> obtained new rubber for the front pivoting quarter windows, but it looks
> in order to install it I need to remove the glass.  By removing the bolts
> that hold the pivot mechanism to the door, I was able to lower the whole
> assembly enough to free the glass (and surrounding chrome) from the top
> pivoting "hinge."  Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to remove the
> vertical rod that descends from the window chrome surround into the pivot
> mechanism (or, alternatively, to remove the mechanism from the door along
> with the window).  I noticed that the door has access holes to a Phillips
> head screw and about a 10mm bolt near where the rod enters the pivot
> mechanism, and have loosened those, but it didn't help (and I was afraid
> remove them entirely).  Anyone out there have any ideas?
> Also, I thought I should spend a little time cleaning the worst of the old
> grease of the power window gears and tracks (or at least as much as I can
> reach without removing those assemblies).  Does anyone have any
> recommendations for what to relube them with?
> The good news is I haven't found any appreciable rust on the inside of the
> doors.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jim
> 1971 2800CS