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    Posted: 06 April 2018 at 9:45am
Need help.   I am currently restoring 3 VW buses 2 bay windows and 1 split screen, I have 1 bay window just about complete apart from the windscreen, which is causing me trouble to install, I think it’s because of the new rubbers we have all the other glass I’m apart from this, need it in for the MOT. Like I said it nearly completed apart from this I would pay good money just to get it fitted. Thanks again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 93fxdl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2018 at 5:17pm
Unless the rules have changed, you don't need to have a windscreen for the most test.
Suggest putting the seal in hot water to soften it before trying to fit the screen
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2018 at 10:46pm
Agree with putting the deal in hot water. Where are the seals from? The cheap ones are a pain in the arse to fit
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Got the seals from VW heritage    I’ve told to use ky jelly   As seemingly a better lube. I’ll give that a go next
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Ky jelly and washing line is what I use. Make sure the seal is soaked in hot water first, the heat makes it more pliable :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2018 at 2:31pm
Took 4 of us and lots of brute force to get our Bay windscreen in.

Don't be afraid to thump it from outside as the rubber is being pulled in from inside.

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Did you have any luck with this?

I've just had a bay front screen out to repair the steel dash top and vent covers. I used a bq seal from AH Schofield ,and 2 of us had it in within 15 mins. A good quality seal makes all the difference.

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