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Tip of the Month: Flush-mounted glass

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Flush-mounted-glass
John DiDonato asks:
“How can I mount glass in the back window of a Custom so the glass is flush with the roofline? The roof is pretty thick and the kit glass sits way down inside.” 


Modifying the rear glass to sit flush with the roof creates an uninterrupted visual flow that adds greatly to the “look” of a custom.  

You need to cut the “glass” so it’s the exact size of the window opening. Do this by covering the glass with tape, then place the glass behind the window opening and trace the opening onto the tape.

Carefully cut the glass close to the line with a motor tool or hobby saw, then sand to the line with sandpaper.  

Add a lip to the inside of the window opening, using styrene rod or square stock. Secure the styrene with super glue as you bend it around the opening (liquid cement could cause the styrene to soften and break).  

Test-fit the glass in the window opening during this procedure to ensure you’re getting the correct depth, and the glass is as flush as you want it.  

After the car is painted, carefully secure the glass onto the lip with white glue or clear enamel.

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