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any tips to install sail panels without removing rear window?
#1
Well my interior is out and my sail panels were never properly installed.

I'd rather not pull my rear window and was wondering if anyone had found an acceptable method to install the sail panels in a less than original manner?

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#2
The tough part is going to be finding a place able to glue the trailing edge to keep it in-place without being able to access the pinch weld buried in the rear glass seal.

In all fairness, the trim along the bottom and the other mounting points up front would probably do a fair job of keeping it all in-place without having to really go nuts.

You might try putting some 3M Emblem Tape on the backside of the trailing edges, then press into place as you reinstall the panels.

Unfortunately, it's a major PITA to get to that area with the glass in-place, so you'll have a fun time getting it just right. But fortunately, it's also not a high-visibility area, so a pucker or poorly trimmed edge won't be too noticeable.

I know - not a lot of help. But I honestly can't think of anything else at this point.

Eric

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#3
I had them is with just the panels holding them, they were okay at best. I've tried double stick tape and the sort without much luck. I'm thinking of adding 2 sheet metal screws with ginger painted screw covers to hide them. I think the trick is going to be to not over tighten them. That or some serious velcro!

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#4
I had thought of velcro as well... but figured it might be too toinky. Plus, if the car spends any time outside in the sun, the adhesive on the velcro will melt and then you're no better off than the double-stick tape. (I've tried mounting many a CD-changers' remotes in my wife's car... trust me)

I don't think the screws would be too bad - if you ever have to pull the rear glass, you can always properly re-install some new ones down the road easy enough. Getting in there with the drill to get them nailed down will be all sorts of 'fun.'

Good luck!

Eric

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#5
access is easy right now as I have no interior besides the dash and roll bar. Climbing through the roll bar is an exercise in contortionism so once I'm in there, I better have what I need or I'm out of luck. Climbing in more than 3-4 times in an afternoon is not something I recommend.

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#6
I'm doing the panels right now without glass and it's a pita!! Couldn't get the tops to lay flush against headliner towards the front.
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