Next I put the chrome trim in, which required working it into the rubber molding. What a royal PITA! Finally, after a full four hours I got the window in.
Sunday, I worked on two items, putting the front window in and trying to bleed the brakes. I started with the brakes. I bought a new brake reservoir cap because the fluid sensor in the old one was shot. I took the old one apart and drilled a hole big enough to thread a compressor hose fitting into. I was then able to connect the air compressor and put low pressure to the system. This pushes the fluid through when you open the nipples at the brake calipers.
This worked great for the front brakes since they are easy to get to. However, as I wrote about here http://leapingv8s.blogspot.com/2009/09/master-cylinder-rebuild.html, the back brakes are a total pain! I didn't have a hose of the correct size and length as was just not able to get the hose on the nipples. So I need to make a run to parts store to get the right hose. Something to do next week.
The last part of the day I spend putting in the front window. After figuring out the tricks on the back window, I was able to get the front window in relatively quickly, about two hours. By the time I had the front window in, my fingertips were so sore from pushing and pulling on the rubber seal that I had to give up for the day.
So, just that much more done. I still have the passenger side front door to do, but I need to get the car on its wheel to do it because the post in the middle of my garage is in the way. This means I need to get new tires mounted. It really is coming together though!
Here are pictures of the installed windows.
|Back window installed. Still need to screw down the speakers|
|Front window installed with dash pad in place.|