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Old 10-18-2018, 11:01 PM   #21
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I’ve found a lot of the trouble with door locks and latches on these can be contibuted to dirty, gummed up mechanisms. I’d recommend removing, cleaning, and lubricating the latch befor you purchase any replacement parts.
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:04 AM   #22
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Ive found a lot of the trouble with door locks and latches on these can be contibuted to dirty, gummed up mechanisms. Id recommend removing, cleaning, and lubricating the latch befor you purchase any replacement parts.
Thanks for the heads up. I've got to do all that to the drivers side. Gonna also clean and lube the window parts, and install new ebay trim around the window. I've got those pieces that go between the door and window, and the felt channel surrounds.



Now on the pass side, I've got this:


Which I figure is a trip to the junkyard for parts. Then do the repair, clean and lube, and change out the window trim...etc....


Smooth and fully functioning doors and windows will be nice.
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Default Windshield question....

I got a tiny little leak into my cabin, and started looking at my windshield.


Looks like the rubber seal in the upper drivers corner is worn-out, cracked and missing a chunk.









This is not a problem as the top seal is still available, both oem and aftermarket. #8 in the diagram below.





Also, at the bottom drivers corner, I am missing about 18" of the rubber seal under the chrome trim.




You can see the rubber starts at about the windshield wiper and goes across the front passenger.




So I went to a local yard, figuring I would find clean chrome trim for the bottom of the windshield with that rubber seal still intact.


I went to a yard that I knew had a super nice wrecked 97, I had pulled parts from it before. I pulled the bottom chrome trim off the 97 and....No rubber strip/seal at all. Nothing. Chrome and glass, no rubber.


My question is whether my 94 is correct with a partial seal that needs to be replaced (with aftermarket generic trim), or is the junkyard 97 correct with no bottom rubber windshield seal at all?


I know the bottom rubber seal is not necessary to keep the windshield water tight, but is it oem? Is it necessary to not catch debris between the chrome trim and glass?


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Oh yeah....a few more packages arriving.






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Ive found a lot of the trouble with door locks and latches on these can be contibuted to dirty, gummed up mechanisms. Id recommend removing, cleaning, and lubricating the latch befor you purchase any replacement parts.
You were correct on dirty gummed up mechanisms.


I pulled a lock from the yard to make sure I got all the parts I needed.


Just a little crud.









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Decided to replace the windshield. It had 24 years of scratches, scuffs, and some asshat ran dry rotted wipers across it. Lights at night could reflect to damn near opaque.


The technician dude calls me out to the bay. Points out some fairly nasty surface rust. Not through the metal, but definitely light pitting in spots. Ugly, but certainly fixable.


Technician tells me he can't guarantee the seal, and wanted me to know it was rusty before he put in the new windshield. I told him he was not putting in a new windshield. Put the old (now broken) windshield in and I'll be back when that rust is fixed. Tech could not believe I did not tell him to just put in the new glass, said I was the second guy in 5 years to say "no" when he showed the customer rust.


Took it home and re-pulled the glass.









Taped off, scraped, wire brushed, and sanded.





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Purty.









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Wife picked up 10 or so used awnings for less than $200 total. I mounted four of them on my shop. Pic just because awesome.



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Same thing happened to my windshield. That rust can cause all sorts of leaks into the cab, good call.
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Damn, the awnings look great man. I need to see if I can find some for my shop
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That black rubber trim on top of the windshield is not the seal, it's just trim that pushes in place to cover the gap.
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Damn, the awnings look great man. I need to see if I can find some for my shop
Thanks. I thought wife was out of her mind. But she was right on that purchase. They came off a church property, and you could tell they just wanted them gone. We bought six at $30 each, and they threw in the rest when we sent a trailer to get them.


I love them, you can leave those windows and door open in a downpour and no rain comes in. I'm building a big-ass lean-to on the other side, 15' X 40' X (>)10'. Otherwise I'd put up three more on the hay-field side.
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