Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

Liftgate Glass

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Hardtop
  1. Unlock the weatherstripping from the hardtop with a wood spatula or fiber stick.
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  3. Using a fiber stick, break the seal between the glass and weatherstripping.
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  5. Push the glass and weatherstripping outward and remove it.
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  7. Inspect the weatherstripping. Replace it if cracked or otherwise damaged. Clean all old sealer from the glass and weatherstripping.
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  9. Apply a 3 / 16 in. (5mm) bead of 3M Auto Bedding and Glazing Compound, or equivalent, in the weatherstripping glass cavity, using a pressure applicator.
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  11. Install the glass in the weatherstripping.
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  13. Place a 1 / 4 in. (6mm) cord in the flange cavity of the weatherstripping, completely around the circumference. Let the ends of the cord hang outside the glass at the upper center.
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  15. Position the glass and weatherstripping in the opening. Pull on the ends of the cord to pull the lip of the weatherstripping over the hardtop flange.
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  17. Use a wood spatula to lock the weatherstripping.
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  19. Apply a bead of 3M Windshield Sealer, or equivalent, between the weatherstripping and the glass, around its entire perimeter. Clean off the excess.
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