Convertible Rear Window Peeling From Vinyl

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Old 10-07-09, 06:41 AM
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Exclamation Convertible Rear Window Peeling From Vinyl

I have a 1986 Mustang convertible. The rear window (glass, not plastic) has separated from the vinyl, causing the vinyl to pear back. I want to find some temporary fix for this until I can save the funds for a whole new top. [Just bought a new house, so it is sucking most of my capitol.]

Here is what I am dealing with:

And from a cross-sectional view:

I was going to use an iron (or heat gun on low temp) to loosen up the vinyl enough to stretch it back flat then use some epoxy (1 or 5 minute) to adhere the two surfaces together again. The biggest issue is that I canít just take that section out of the car and do it on a flat surface without ripping the entire back part of the top off (I donít thinkÖ correct me if Iím wrong).

This is my notional plan on how to fix this rear window, but I really want some outside advice/opinions on the matter. I am not a professional or a super-huge car hobbyist, but I am an engineer who likes to have well operating and looking vehicles. PLEASE HELP!!!
 
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Old 10-07-09, 07:51 AM
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dont see much sucess,
'if' you can use the low side of the heat gun to soften/flaten the wether strip-urathane is what glass installers use to seal auto glass
 
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Old 10-07-09, 08:16 AM
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That's kind of what I was afraid of. The mustang may just stay garaged (save a few maintenance runs) until I can get the top installed. I know the total materials are around $375, but I'm afraid to see what the labor will be.

Honestly, just finding a place that will even install the top is becoming difficult. I went to a Ford dealer in central VA and they said they don't even do that anymore.
 
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Old 10-07-09, 08:21 AM
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i work for a ford dealer-south of houston.
we send the vehicle in need of repair to a 'auto trim shop'
 
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Old 10-07-09, 08:57 AM
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Do you know how much that sort of thing usually costs in Houston?
 
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Old 10-07-09, 08:00 PM
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no.
but if you check with a local - auto glass replacement co.
they might be able to take an an"on site" look at it!
probaly a good place to start- 'I' would not think (down here)
they would charge you to-"look at it"-on ther shop lot!?
(local ford dealer-?who do they use for a glass co.)
if thet get business from the dealer,they 'might' be more-inline with your project!
(i am refering-to the 'repair'-possibilitly/not -'replacemennt')
 

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