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    Side window louvers

    Hi folks,

    Can someone explain to me how the side window louvers attach on these cars? I haven't really played around with them but it looks like they're held on with clips in some fashion.

    I appreciate any input or tips.

    My car is a 77 Aspen.

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    There are metal clips that get folded around the pinch weld seam. They go on before the 1/4 glass is installed.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
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    Quote Originally Posted by aspen79 View Post
    There are metal clips that get folded around the pinch weld seam. They go on before the 1/4 glass is installed.

    Okay. That's what I suspected. I guess I have no choice but to remove the glass and get them in there.

    Thanks a lot for confirming what I was dreading!



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    It's not as bad as it sounds. The 1/4 windows are prone to leaking water (in my experience anyways), and you'll never know it until the 1/4's and rockers rust through in front of the wheel openings so, new urethane is a good idea regardless.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Is it urethane or butyl rubber that holds those quarter windows in? I ask because I know the seal is gone on mine and I`ll have to redo them and I want to install the quarter window louvers at the same time.

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    Pretty sure it's urethane, or was 40 years ago, lol. When I had my car apart, I used windshield urethane to glue them back in. Used the stuff in the tube which also requires a 26:1 caulk gun or really, REALLY, strong hands (the 26:1 gun is highly recommended). Don't forget the glass primer also. You need to coat the pinch weld and the outside part of the glass where the urethane will be, for a proper bond.

    This is an example of what I mean by a 26:1 caulk gun:

    http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-26-1-caulk-gun.html
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    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    One more question. When adding louvers, do you need to remove the chrome trim surround on the quarter windows or do you install them over top ?

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    Chrome trim is removed

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