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Thread: 1978 deville rear window

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    Aug 2005

    1978 deville rear window

    My daughter has a 1978 sedan deville that is beautiful- only 40,000 miles. A boy heaved a rock through her rear window and the body shop says the whole vinyl roof needs to be peeled off ( because it is so old, though it looks perfect ) and replaced in order to install the new window. I find it hard to believe this is a common procedure and I think it will devalue the car. Is anyone aware of how these windows are installed?

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    Re: 1978 deville rear window

    I think what they probably meant to say is that they're going to have to loosen or remove part of the vinyl roof to replace the window, and they can't guarantee that a 27-year-old roof like that will withstand it and hold together.

    Try a glass shop rather than a body shop and see what they have to say.

    And after all is said and done, shoot the boy who heaved the rock for me.

    Good luck!

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    terrible one is offline Banned
    Automobile(s): 1976 Eldorado project
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    Re: 1978 deville rear window

    That's horrible. Why would someone feel the need to do such a thing?

    Anyways, I'm with Elvis on this one. I think that the mechanic meant that there is a possibility of damaging the vinyl roof when seperating it from the window. If you look at it, or what is left of it, you'll see where it is kind of overlapped and held in place by the vinyl.

    I don't really think that this would decrease the overall value of the car, though.


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