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Hi,

I am about to fit new front windows to my Freeman, complete with rubber surrounds. I note the rubber has an insert running through it, does anybody know if a special tool is required to get the insert into its groove or can this be done by hand?

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I think a tool can be made.
It is like a loop that allows the insert to fit inside the loop and the outside of the loop is slightly wider than the rubber slot.
So as you force the loop into the slot, the rubber opens and the insert fits into the opening.

Hope you understand what I mean.

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You can buy a tool for the job from Woolies http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-122-screen-section.aspx?pagenum=2 which looks like the one in the link or find them on e-bay for a lot less. I have done the job with a blunt screwdriver and washing up liquid in water as a lubricant but it is hell on the fingers and take care the screwdriver doesn't slip.
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Thanks for this.

Woolies it was and they got the tool to me in 24 hours. All I need now is for the rain to stop!

Thanks again
Colin  Smile

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Hi,

I've done a few car windscreens with this arrangement.  As mentioned above, soapy water smeared all around is your friend!

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I've now got all the kit I need, including new rubber surround and insert, so I'm ready to go. One question though and I hope some kind sole can help.

The rubber surround has three slots/grooves,the one on the front is obviously there to take the rubber insert so, of the other two, which one takes the window and which one is used to fit the surround to the boat?

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I am guessing but would think the one nearest the insert would be for the glass and the other at the back ??  would be for the f/glass.   But am only guessing.
Can you post a picture of the rubber?

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Don't have a picture and the rubber is down on the boat.

The two grooves that relate to window/boat are at the top and bottom of the rubber - one groove is open at a predetermined width, whilst the other is closed and needs prising open to locate anything in it (be that the window or boat).

Trouble is the predetermined width fits both the boat and the window:-)


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So it is a T shape.  Would - again guessing -   think the fixed width part would be for the window and the "closed" slot for the fiber glass as this is thinner and less uniformed in thickness.



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Best bit of a forum is differing views - I would have thought the other way round as I would expect a tighter fit on the glass to stop water ingress!!!
Anyone else who knows instead of guesses!!!

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