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Old 08-18-2009, 06:16 PM
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Removing a Sliding Window

This question is probably answered somewhere in the Knowledge Base but I sure couldn't find it. I have a '91 Sonoma that I put a sliding back window in about 12 years ago. Now its time to paint it, and I wiould like to take the window out without breaking anything (so I can put it back in when I'm finished). Here are a couple of pics...





The rubber around it is still soft, as you can see, and I can pick it up with a screwdriver and sort-of push it out...kind of like taking a tire off a bike.It looks like I might be able to do this from the inside and pushing it out. But I'm afraid I will break something if I take it too far.

Is there a trick to taking these aftermarket windows out of pickups? I would really appreciate it if someone could give me some pointers.

Dave

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Not sure about how to salvage it, but here's a tip I learned if you want to leave it in place: pull the rubber back and insert a thick rope between the rubber and the body. Then you can tape/mask it off and sand/paint behind the rubber. After the paint is done, pull the rope out. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:31 PM
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Yeah thanks Antnyl. That's my fall-back if I can't take it out without breaking it. At least the rubber is soft enough to get a cord up underneath it. I do want to paint it on the inside, too, and getting the cord underneath the rubber there will be a bit of a trick!

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