Window weather strip

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benji1985
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Window weather strip

Post by benji1985 » 08 May 2016 01:21 pm

Hello all, I soon will be taking the windscreen out to start to tackle the *fingers crossed* small amount of rust on the A pillers. I have done some research and to take the window out i have to remove the chrome weather strip in the center, apart from the fact that it is old and potentially brittle, can this strip be got new anyway?
On the same note i am looking for all the chrome bits tbh some i have some is new so if anyone can help me with this that would be amazing

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thank you in advance

Ben

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Re: Window weather strip

Post by Ride_on » 09 May 2016 12:48 am

You don't need to remove the strip to remove the windscreen. Be very careful removing the glass you need 2 people really, or a good technicque.

The strip changed in about 1981 to aluminum coated plastic, it is brittle and corrodes to a very dull finish. Prior to that the proper metal chromes lasts much better, and could probably be rechromed. Later models then used a narrower strip and some models used black. Nothing is available replacement from Volvo or aftermarket. The metal chrome is a good upgrade to an 82 or so that uses the same size.
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Re: Window weather strip

Post by benji1985 » 09 May 2016 02:36 am

Ride_on wrote:You don't need to remove the strip to remove the windscreen. Be very careful removing the glass you need 2 people really, or a good technicque.

The strip changed in about 1981 to aluminum coated plastic, it is brittle and corrodes to a very dull finish. Prior to that the proper metal chromes lasts much better, and could probably be rechromed. Later models then used a narrower strip and some models used black. Nothing is available replacement from Volvo or aftermarket. The metal chrome is a good upgrade to an 82 or so that uses the same size.
Hey thank you, any ideas where I can get my hands on metal chrome piece.
I am confused, I thought you had to remove the strip to be able to squeeze the rubber out?

Ben

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Re: Window weather strip

Post by classicswede » 09 May 2016 01:05 pm

No just remove the inner trims, take the dash out then undo the locking plates. Once they are off you can fold the rubber over the metal lip
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Re: Window weather strip

Post by volvomania » 09 May 2016 03:18 pm

benji1985 wrote:Hey thank you, any ideas where I can get my hands on metal chrome piece.
I am confused, I thought you had to remove the strip to be able to squeeze the rubber out?

Ben
Officialy you do and it is quite easy to do on a hot day.
Just pop a Philips screwdriver under the trim (at the end of the trim!!) and push the screwdriver forward following the channel. This will work the trim out without overstressing the bits.
Once the trim has been removed it will be easy to push the rubber out like Classicswede wrote.
Begin at the top in the middle and work towards both sides at the same time. TAKE YOUR TIME TO DO IT !!!!! as rushing it will brake the windscreen.
Leaving the lockingplates in (inside) will also brake the windscreen.....

Have fun.

I have done about a dozen windscreens this way and have broken 2; one where I had left a couple of locking plats in place under the dash (lazy me, I know), and the second had a chip that couldn't take the stress (rushing it....).
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Re: Window weather strip

Post by benji1985 » 09 May 2016 08:34 pm

volvomania wrote:
Officialy you do and it is quite easy to do on a hot day.
Just pop a Philips screwdriver under the trim (at the end of the trim!!) and push the screwdriver forward following the channel. This will work the trim out without overstressing the bits.
Once the trim has been removed it will be easy to push the rubber out like Classicswede wrote.
Begin at the top in the middle and work towards both sides at the same time. TAKE YOUR TIME TO DSO IT !!!!! as rushing it will brake the windscreen.
Leaving the lockingplates in (inside) will also brake the windscreen.....

Have fun.

I have done about a dozen windscreens this way and have broken 2; one where I had left a couple of locking plats in place under the dash (lazy me, I know), and the second had a chip that couldn't take the stress (rushing it....).

Hello RJ could you please tell me where these locking plates are?
PS glad you like the hand brake stops

Ben

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Re: Window weather strip

Post by Ride_on » 13 May 2016 01:38 am

They are at the bottom of the windscreen rubber on the inside, held in with a screw or 2. You need to pull the dash out to get at them.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Window weather strip

Post by benji1985 » 13 May 2016 10:16 pm

Ride_on wrote:They are at the bottom of the windscreen rubber on the inside, held in with a screw or 2. You need to pull the dash out to get at them.
Ok thank you, i'll examine it all very carefully

Ben :)

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