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Postby Fran » 21 Aug 2006, 14:43

Hi folks, just started on my kadett, got the wing off n poked all the rotten metal out :roll: gonna not be to bad to weld up but getting underneath at the back end of the sill is gonna be tough as I will struggle to lift the damn thing up high enuff!!!!

Oh and me question??? I am putting the new window in, just wondering is it best to take out the runner or leave it attatched to the wires? Its still got all the broken glass in, but suppose easy enuff to pick out? any suggestions would be great :wink:
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Postby UpNorth » 21 Aug 2006, 21:38

Ideally you'd leave it attached but you can't do it that way. Unfortunately you need to remove it & start from scratch when installing the replacement.
Anyone have a 6R4 for sale? Unfortunately I've only got £1K spare but I could throw in a few eggs to sweeten the deal!
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Postby Neilyman » 21 Aug 2006, 23:53

It`s quite an easy job anyway.
My glass once parted company with the metal strip at the bottom, wound the window down but it didn`t move, then it dropped into the door!
So I had to remove the 2 clamps on the wire, re-glue the glass/metal & re-attach the clamps at the `shiney` bits of the wire.......Yep, you`ll see where they go, `cos it`s all nice & clean! ;)

BTW, You have to remove the outer weather strip on the door top & drop the glass in at an angle into the runners, from the top!....But I`m sure you knew that anyway. :lol:
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Postby Tortron » 22 Aug 2006, 12:25

is that front just a little more bent than it should be?
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Postby Fran » 22 Aug 2006, 18:01

:? What ye tryin to say like??? :lol: I dont know how to refit the window no, its not something I've done before, If you can explain a bit more I would appreciate it :wink: Do you need to remove the chrome trim too? :D
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Postby Doive » 22 Aug 2006, 18:11

It's a visually deceptive picture as the driver's door appears to be open, which causes the front wing to appear bent.

I hope...!
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Postby Fran » 22 Aug 2006, 18:34

:lol: :lol: your right Doive, Its not as bad as I first thought overall, be done n dusted pretty quick me thinks :wink:
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Postby Neilyman » 22 Aug 2006, 22:27

Fran wrote::? What ye tryin to say like??? :lol: I dont know how to refit the window no, its not something I've done before, If you can explain a bit more I would appreciate it :wink: Do you need to remove the chrome trim too? :D


Take off the rubber bits along the edge of the door top....the bit you rest your arm on when the windows open ;)

The glass goes in `pointed` end first into the door cavity, locate the rear edge of glass into runner channel & swing the front edge upwards into the front channel. The glass will slide up/down easily, so hang onto it!
Push it all the way to the top & stick gaffer tape from inside, over top of door frame to outside off window to keep it there whist you fasten the wire clamps.
Make sure the winder mech is wound to the `up` position first. Remove tape. Put the rubber back in place, Et Voila!

It takes longer to write it down than it does to do the job... :P
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Postby Fran » 22 Aug 2006, 22:42

:lol: :lol: :lol: Cheers, thanks for that I was thinking it was more complicated but will let u know what happens :? :lol: :lol:
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Postby Fran » 23 Oct 2006, 20:33

Right shes in! thanks again for the advice, Im hoping to do all the work on it this week as its half term so Ive got from 8am till 5.45!!!

anyway some pics for any of you guys who think Im never gonna get the bugger done hahahaha :wink:


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Postby UpNorth » 23 Oct 2006, 20:55

Wot??? 2 months to install a door glass. That must be some kind of record :lol: :lol:
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Postby Doive » 23 Oct 2006, 21:05

Fantastic working outside in your yard, looks like that's what I'm gonna have to do. Keep it up!
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Postby UpNorth » 23 Oct 2006, 21:41

Just coming up to the ideal part of the year for outdoor maintenance :roll:
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Postby Fran » 23 Oct 2006, 23:56

Oh stoppit lads lol, I aint got any choice......I only have this week to crack it so watch out, If I do it Im gonna treat myself to a nice new engine for it mmmmmm :wink:
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Postby CancerWagon » 24 Oct 2006, 04:51

I gotta work on everything outdoors as well. I know the pain.

Hopefully you're smartr than I am and havn't badly sunburnt your face at 3am from welding :lol:

Woah, wait wait.... the window regulators on kadetts and UK chevettes have a cable based system?! Like on a 80's VW?

I've only seen a gearhead-arm-roller system... will get pics if requested.
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Postby Doive » 24 Oct 2006, 09:04

Oh yes, they're all cables. Mine snapped...
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Postby Fran » 24 Oct 2006, 11:09

OMG! I rolled up the new window last night and it was fine, but this morning the cable came off the top roller and before I knew it I was taking the glass back out and losing the cable off the drum! Now Ive just lost it completely, cant seem to get it to work......is anyone going to manchester anytime soon :cry:
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Postby Doive » 24 Oct 2006, 11:34

I think mine pulled one of the pulleys out of the door skin, which was accompanied by a rattling noise as the cable released 23 years of tension by filling the door cavity with braided steel rope. I had a good look, even had a go at fixing it, but admitted defeat (for now) and wedged the window shut.
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Postby Fran » 25 Oct 2006, 15:45

:D :D :D :D

Hooooooraaaaahh! I did it! still recovering from the big smile!


anyway its front end is all back together now, window works great, onwards and upwards! :D
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