converting opening rear windows to fixed rear windows??

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converting opening rear windows to fixed rear windows??

Postby seaniow » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:05 pm

getting  some polycarbonate replacement windows coming for the capri...
at the moment i have opening rear windows....but the replacement screen has no mounting hole for the catch...
i seem to remember that some capris had fixed rear glass...
how do i convert mine over to sealed rear windows...?
is it just a case of sealing them to the exising rubber seal?....of do they have different mounting brackets...?....cheers...
oh and any pictures would help?

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Postby Supercharged Nat » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:24 pm

which has fixed rear windows, the glass is simply glued/sealed to the metal work of the car, there no other mount or anything. (there was a strip of dense foam between the rear glass on the metal work dunno if it was orginal or not..

then the outer trim clips/ screws on and the same with the inner....

so basically just glue the glass to the cars body work.- gotta get in the right postion though..

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Aye, they are just bonded in place...

Postby rich_jc » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:16 pm

If your poly carb ones turn out to be no good, Ive got a pair of glass ones.

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cheers...

Postby seaniow » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:25 pm

but converting them to polycarbonate to save weight...do they have any external trim on them, as my opening ones do not....
maybe some nice chrome trim from a mk1?
 
 

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not sure if mk1 chrome will fit...

Postby Supercharged Nat » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:29 pm

basically there are 4 or 5 rivits just below the window in the body work, with some sort of clips... the outer trim snaps into these clips...

so youl have to fit these is you want the trim fitted, mk2 chrome will deffo fit a mk3 shell.

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but i thought......

Postby ollyw » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:38 pm

car with opening rear 1/4s have slightly different metalwork round the window aperture compared to ones that dont open. Basically the non opening windows are bigger than the ones that do. Park a laser next to a 2.8 and you should see what I mean.

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ah there you go then..

Postby Supercharged Nat » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:12 pm

sorry i assumed that the metal work would be the same and ford simply added some form of bracketry to fit the opening windows...



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Re: ah there you go then..

Postby mjcapri » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:05 am

The fixed windows are bigger than the opening ones. I had a GL with opening rear windows and you could see the difference next to my laser.

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Re: converting opening rear windows to fixed rear windows??

Postby capri_turbo » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:32 pm

you need to remove the extra metalwork that is welded in place as the fixed windows are bigger. Also, I think the exterior rear trim is different. I'm using laser stuff in my TT as the old opening windows always leaked.

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Re: converting opening rear windows to fixed rear windows??

Postby [email protected] » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:08 am

Hi There.

I see you are removing the rear windows, is on a Mk1 or Mk2. If its the Mk1 would be verey intersted in buying the Looking leaver hinges and the metal that the rubber mounts on.

Please let me Know
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Re: converting opening rear windows to fixed rear windows??

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:58 am

With the greatest of respect, as it's been over eleven years since the last post on this thread, you are unlikely to receive a response to your request.

I would suggest that you contact Martin at Caprigear https://www.caprigear.co.uk/ or Capri Club International http://www.capriclub.co.uk/ to see if they have the parts you require. :goodluck:

Andrew.
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