Tips for window frames?

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by doubledecker, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. I have replaced old window seals before on classsic cars and each time I find that the rust worm has been lunching on the bottom of the frame leaving lots of small holes. Currently trying to replace that silly square 1/4 light window (rear side window LHD) with one of those sensible Brazillian sliding jobs and the rust worm has been at work here too.
    What is the best way to deal with this problem? I see that JK supply repair pieces but is there a quick short term solution. Don't plan any welding until next year. :-
  2. Top tip - if you're not ready with the welder, don't take your windows out. :)

    If you're going to take them out and repair in the future, just put them back as they are?
  3. Honky

    Honky Administrator

    Maybe you could just remove any loose rust, treat with a rust killer then paint them - that's if you've got enough structure.

    How severe is it?

    Got any pics?
  4. now whats in volved if in doubt get some one else to do it owen nw
    [​IMG] finished window frames made finished with some filler
    curves on the front window
  5. Thanks to shielsy for showing what a really rusty one looks like and how he fixed it, a good reference.
    Mine is not so bad

    Left corner

    right corner

    middle detail

    left corner detail

    Right corner detail

    I think for now I will use a good filler in the larger holes just smooth it out and then do as Horts suggests. I still have a lot of 34 year old metal there including the lip, so should not complain. That ought to keep me going for a year or so?
  6. If you're going to all that trouble, you might as well weld it up first? then it's one bit done. :)
  7. totally agree with zed owen nw
  8. Welding up delicate bits like that with a MIG welder outdoors (which is the only place I have at the moment) rather put me off as the wind blew around me.
    I plan a major weld fest next year!
  9. I did a whole resto outside over the winter including painting it between the gusts. I think it's still clinging together - PMACS bus on here.
  10. i don e mine in the car port owen nw

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