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Old January 9th, 2018, 10:36 AM
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Reseal Rear Glass 1967 Olds 96 LS 4dr

My rear glass is leaking - big surprise right! ... Glass company doesn't want to nor recommend removing to reseal since the likelihood of breaking the glass is almost certain... Buying new glass does not appear to be an option..

Is breaking the glass really that much of a certainty?

Definitely looking for advise -

Thanks in advance - David
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No, breaking the glass is not a certainty. The hardest part of doing the job is removing and reinstalling the trim. You need to find a company that specializes in old cars. It won't be cheap.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by oldcutlass View Post
No, breaking the glass is not a certainty. The hardest part of doing the job is removing and reinstalling the trim. You need to find a company that specializes in old cars. It won't be cheap.
Is that trim removal and reinstall different than any other 60's vintage GM car?
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Old January 9th, 2018, 12:53 PM
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isn't there a tool for this?

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No, breaking the glass is not a certainty. The hardest part of doing the job is removing and reinstalling the trim. You need to find a company that specializes in old cars. It won't be cheap.
isn't it the same clips used for all trim in this gen?... there's a clip tool for this right?
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Old January 9th, 2018, 01:20 PM
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The trim is the same for any other older car, however the pool of people familiar with it is getting smaller.
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As Eric said, the hardest part is removing the trim. You have to go slow and be very careful or you will at a minimum distort it, or at worst, bend the heck out of it....... don't ask me how I know.........
Once the trim is removed, you can use Weatherstrip Cement to seal around the rim of the window and re-install the trim. When the trim is off is a good time to have it polished. A good polishing shop can take out dings & scratches (or fix anything you may have done when removing it) and polish it up like new.
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Breaking the glass is no worry at all if you know what you are doing. Perhaps the fear is what they will find once the trim and glass is removed. This area typically rusts thru causing the leak and not necessarily the seal itself. The seal does dry out though for sure.
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This area typically rusts thru causing the leak and not necessarily the seal itself. The seal does dry out though for sure.
^^^THIS. The seal rarely goes bad. Its the rust at the pinchweld that causes the leak. Don't be surprised when you pull the trim off and see something like this.

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