Stu, my condolences to you and your family...I hope things get lighter on the inside. Take care and thanks much for the inner and outer that came in today. I will send you photos or post it here of the installed parts once I get my car back from the shop. Thanks. Chris
Note: nothing wrong with the dews, just the box on the center has a hand hole size... looks like they've tried to feel for whats inside.
Take a picture of the box. I'm about to laminate the boxes with all of the damage pictures I've got. There's a lot of things to be sick and tired of and at this time I'm not going into it, because I won't stop on it and may lose quite a few friends over it.
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Yes, he still makes Dew Wipes and he takes PayPal. Looks like he will be off a few days for a death in the family, and I'm sure he will be getting back to everybody when he can. Until then we can all complain about the original dew wipes.... like mine have about a dozen cracks in them and they act like sheet metal....what was GM thinking?
Let's not forget that the car is almost a quarter of a century old.
Exactly. i am still around 50% i can post, but i'm disconnected from emails. And i don't check my pm's since getting in there is a pain plus i like to print pm's when they are dew wipe related. Can't do all of that on my phone. So i'm at work during the day and with my mom at night. I will be coming home friday after work and will get what's ordered shipped saturday morning. I do know that i have one pending from tx and one that just paid for my last instock full kit. I can tell this due to the amounts in my paypal balance. So i'll be getting back at it come friday, hope you all understand. Oh and yes there's a ton of pm's waiting on me. Stu
Just wrote a small write up on tab replacement for Gall so I figured it was good enough to post out loud. ----------------------------------------
Jstrickland did the best "No special tools required" write up I'll see if I can find it. I will also do my best to tell you how to get the inner guide tabs out for recovering. The best adhesive to use for attaching the new felt material is Ultra Black RTV from any autoparts store. This takes a little while to cure but stays nice and soft during it's life. Once the inner door panel and inner dew is removed there's two bolts facing down in the top of the door. These bolts hold the inner guides in place. If you have tint please use some masking tape to protect your tint near these bolt locations. With the window rolled down Start 1" above the top of the door metal then roll the window up a little then tape downward approx 4 inches. The tab will touch the glass during removal so protect your stuff. Gather a 10mm nut driver or socket wrench AND (((Small pick, Small screwdriver, long nail, Thin needle nose pliers, angled thin needle nose pliers etc))) Hemostats are my favorite.
Now unbolt the Front guide, don't worry it won't fall out... We could only wish it would. Once unbolted use your THIN item through the bolt slot and into the bolt hole in the tab. NOW you will have to touch the felt part, lift it up and push it into the door channel. Once inside turn the felt to face the rear of the door. Now flip it over inside the door, There's a slot in the door where the tab was sticking out, I find it easiest to use a finger through this slot and the THIN tool through the bolt slot to help control the tab. DON'T WORRY IT CAN'T GET STUCK OR LOST IN THE CHANNEL. Once it's flipped where the felt is now facing up you will guide the tab's back end to the opening towards the glass. There's a small pin on the back of the tab that makes a great handle to grab. Slowly work the tab up and out through the opening and now it's out. To get it back in.... Reverse the steps. It's a challenge for sure and GM will tell you to drill out the rivets that hold the glass in place to do all of the dew wipe replacement steps... But if you like your windows.... DON'T.
When you get to the part that shows the screwdriver under the glass there's a little clearing up to do. He mentions sliding the glass back. What he means is you have to pull the window towards the back of the door. it will slide on the regulator channel. This is the whole reason for taking off the rear track. I have found that it works best if you slide it back until it touches the metal of the door then Roll it UP more, Slide back more again then Roll up again and Slide back the last time. 3X total. This will get the window to the absolute highest and furthest back location. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A #2 PHILLIPS SCREW DRIVER WITH A SMOOTH SHAFT..... GO GET ONE!!! Square shafts and those 1/4 swappable bit screwdrivers are WAY TOO BIG.
Estimate at least 2 hours on your first door to just replace the outer dew alone. anything else adds time. The guides really add time since they take time to dry.
Why? I don't like taking money for items I can't ship right out. If I have your money and something happens to me... how do you get your money back?
I do that to protect us all. I have your name on the list and when I have the parts for your request you will then get my email. I am one of the most forgetful people you'll ever meet I always have to ask myself who has and who doesn't. I took preorders for 15 sets. Made 15 sets. Shipped 15 sets and someone didn't get a set. I printed one persons order off twice. Trust me my way is working. Don't change it.
Hello, I am new to the forum,& a first time 'poster', so please forgive any missed etiquette or manners as it is merely my ignorance. I have started the build on a 1987 GT,& need to purchase both inner and outers for both doors. My initial questions are: 1- are they still being made or available? If so: 2-may I put my name on the list for them. I can pay as soon as I am contacted either visa, or Paypal.
Also,3- I have read many of the threads on replacement sail windows, can anyone give advice or direction on where I should begin my search. It seems that replacing these teardrop shaped windows are harder than I thought when I first acquired the car, but like most of you..am lovestricken for my fiero,& would like to replace them with quality.-but like most of you, I am ALSO on a budget. I am willing to look as high as $4 or $500 for a set, but I want to make sure they are quality,& fit/look appropriate. So PLEASE, any advice on where or WHO to start with would be appreciated.
Damn I need pain killers. Hired a friend that could use the cash to lend me a hand on this batch. Thursday I was at work and felt a pop followed my numbness in my right arm. Turns out I tore up my rt. shoulder. I've been taking it easy with that arm and it began feeling better... Until I started pulling the handle on my riveter. Damn I need a pain killer. Turning them out as fast as I can. I'll be sending out Pm's tomorrow.