Thanks Jarrod, nice to see there are people out there understanding my situation. But you appear to be located in Ipswich and I am in Crystal Brook South Australia, so a wee bit too far to be viable I guess.
Further thoughts on creating a five cylinder engine - there might be a slight issue with the non-existent water jacket in number six!?
When it jams up this is the time you need to start using the flat of your hand to bump it into place. Depending on where you are starting from is where you bump. We used to sit the screen on a blanket on the bench, fit the rubber around the glass then add the thick string for pulling it into place and some sealant. We then sat the bottom of the galss and rubber into place and with one person on the string on the inside the other outside is applying a small amount of pressure on the glass to let the glass try to centralise.
When it gets stuck a couple of things to try are using the string in a circular motion to try to lift the rubber over the edge of the metal and at the same time your mate on the outside starts to slap the glass to force the rubber down onto the bottom edge and to try and work the glass across to the opposite side.
IT is not easy to do but with tough hards and a heap of patience and providing the glass is the right size as well as the rubber it will go in. I have ner tried it but maybe some soapy water as well to help or even as a last resort some Lanox.
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Some dishwashing liquid or rubber grease (the dishwasher liquid is heaps cheaper) and where he said about the circular motion on the string you could also try a Philips screwdriver to try and ease the rubber over the lip if the circle work doesn't do the job.
Some dishwashing liquid or rubber grease (the dishwasher liquid is heaps cheaper) and where he said about the circular motion on the string you could also try a Philips screwdriver to try and ease the rubber over the lip if the circle work doesn't do the job,patience is a virtue when doing this job.
I would favour rubber grease rather than detergent, because detergent will encourage rust later on.
I would recommend never using a screwdriver or any metal tool. If the glass is laminated this will almost guarantee you will have to find another one. One bit of pressure on the edge will result in a crack.
If it is old style safety glass it is a bit more forgiving but you are still playing with fire,
Get a hard plastic scraper or you can, sand down an old screwdriver handle on a linishing belt to create a sharp square ended flat probe about finger width.
Thanks guys, I've managed to get the rear glass in with soapy water & numerous plastic tools & an old push bike tyre lever but not all that happy with it. Ended up with a few wrinkles in the trim (gets glued in place around the opening before the rubber goes in).
It will do given the weathered used style appearance I'm looking for.
I still reckon it was not quite the right profile of rubber.
On to the next job.
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Before you sand down a handle to make a "sharp, square ended flat probe" have a look in the kitchen gadgets section of a big supermarket or a kitchenware shop. You will probably find a suitable wooden or plastic tool readymade and so cheap you can buy two in case you break one.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,
Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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I think where I went wrong is not lubing the in and outside of the window opening with something to help the rubber slide.
Second I should rub the cord with soap before I set it in the rubber to help it slip when pulling.
And I believe my main mistake was pulling down the sides at the same time which prevents the window moving when you try palming it to one side.
I'll try again and this time I will do half the width around one corner and all one side to the next corner. Then come back and do the other half round the corner and down the second side instead of trying to pull down both sides together.