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      New vent windows!

      Installing these was a little bigger job than I had anticipated.

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      Fresh from VP

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      Mathue,
      Did these ship with the vent locks attached?
      Thanks,
      Steve

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      Quote Originally Posted by 66Wildcat View Post
      Mathue,
      Did these ship with the vent locks attached?
      Thanks,
      Steve
      Nope, you have to assemble the latches which isn't too hard, but it does involve a coil spring which at one point went flying on me. Thankfully I did find it afterwards.

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      I had to re glue the latch on one of mine which required removal of the vent window from the car. I found the R&R was fairly easy, less than 5 minutes each to remove and reinstall the glass. Did you also replace the weather stripping - that is a bigger job.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Quote Originally Posted by 142 Guy View Post
      I had to re glue the latch on one of mine which required removal of the vent window from the car. I found the R&R was fairly easy, less than 5 minutes each to remove and reinstall the glass. Did you also replace the weather stripping - that is a bigger job.

      The vent windows that VP sold me, while OEM Volvo, the lower mount with the nice big screw was epoxied and not removable. I had expected them to be removable which certainly would have been WAY easier.

      The rubber seal for the vent window is surprisingly in decent shape, though I need to give it a real good cleaning and nourishing. The door seals though . . . yikes they are bad.

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      Are you sure it's not Silicone?

      I just repaired mine as per 142guy did, and the bottom screw had silicone on it, I don't remember ever removing it before.

      Could just be very tight ....
      Currently: 2016 XC90 T8, 1973 1800ES Original D-Jet, 1973 142 B20B, 1977 242 B230FT
      Previously: 1974 144 B20B, 1974 142 B20F, 1989 740, 1981 242 GLT, 1996 740, 1999 V70

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      Perhaps an over zealous application of thread locking compound? Maybe they used blue instead of red (or whatever the Volvo equivalent of locktite is).
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Try using a heat gun to heat up the screw, if it IS epoxy heat will also cause it to melt and release the bond, a large soldering iron applied directly to the screw may do the trick.
      Currently: 2016 XC90 T8, 1973 1800ES Original D-Jet, 1973 142 B20B, 1977 242 B230FT
      Previously: 1974 144 B20B, 1974 142 B20F, 1989 740, 1981 242 GLT, 1996 740, 1999 V70

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      Were you able to remove the screw?
      If so, what method did you use?
      Steve

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      Quote Originally Posted by 66Wildcat View Post
      Were you able to remove the screw?
      If so, what method did you use?
      Steve
      Nope, I took things more apart using a hammer and axe and gorilla glued it back together.

      Actually no, but I did take things apart more than I had expected I would have.

      It is SO nice to have them, it's such an improvement.

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