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Old 01-25-2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default 48 windshield replacement

I have the glass and stainless in. Having big time trouble with the center divider. Holes do not line up. Have the bottom screw in and the top screw is 1/8th too high. I am thinking the rubber seal is too thick. Looking forward to your suggestions.
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:20 PM   #2
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If you have someone to push the outside strip tight it is a big help. Almost impossible to do it alone. Be sure you have the outside strip right side up.
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:33 PM   #3
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Thanks 48. Will try that tomorrow.
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:35 PM   #4
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I have the glass and stainless in. Having big time trouble with the center divider. Holes do not line up. Have the bottom screw in and the top screw is 1/8th too high. I am thinking the rubber seal is too thick. Looking forward to your suggestions.
The holes don't line up or the screws are too short??? If the rubber is too thick, the holes will still be aligned.
If you got the gaskets from a reputable dealer, I doubt there's any real issue.

I have in the past used slightly longer screws with a nut on them. Once they are part way in, draw the nut down and the outer trim will pull in to place. Do this a little bit at a time, alternating between each. Do not draw one all the way in and only then go to another. Once you have the trim drawn in, start replacing the "draw screws" one at a time with the authentic screws.

If the screw seems "too high" as you say, you might need to trim the rubber just a bit.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:40 PM   #5
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Kube; I was thinking of doing that. It is worth a try.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:47 PM   #6
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Are you sure the two curved end pieces on the exterior ss are overlapping the ss trim piece and rubber. They may be holding it out.
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