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6/13/14 11:46am - Original Message: '1978 Rear Window Replacement'
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East Greenbush, NY - USA

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1978 L48

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Hi All,
Looking for some guidance on the installation.  It is unclear to me whether Butyl Tape is used or window Weld.  Old glass is out, but appears the the rubber around it stays.  Help!  Lucky for me I did not break one clip getting the molding off.  Picked up the glass w/defroster for $150.00 on craigslist, much less painful than the $875.00 from Paragon.
Any help / direction would be appreciated.

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6/12/14 5:25pm - Reply: 'Re: 1978 Rear Window Replacement'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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I would take it to a glass dealer if at all possible. Mine leaked so they cut it out and reset it. I did get new clips. Let them put the inside trim back also. I had trouble getting my trim back because there was a little too much dried sealant in places. 

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6/13/14 11:56am - Reply: 'Re: 1978 Rear Window Replacement'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Most of the front/rear glass is installed using a "rope" type seal between the glass and body, and then a bead of urethane sealant(not silicon) after that. Not really sure if the large rear glass on the '78-'82 Corvettes is like that or not....I've never had the pleasure of replacing on of those.

  

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