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03-14-2005, 12:07 PM
While everyone is pondering my previous "Suspension Rebuild" question, how about considering this one. The door glass in my '69 AMX has come ungluded from the glass channels. Can this be fixed and is it a DIY project? What type of adhesive to use? Or is it best to have a glass shop handle this? Thanks

Roger Ball
03-14-2005, 02:29 PM
I had the same problem with my 69 AMX. I took it to a local body shop after my in house fix came out again. It cost me $40 and it is still fine.

03-15-2005, 09:04 PM
I had the same problem with my 69 AMX. I took it to a local body shop after my in house fix came out again. It cost me $40 and it is still fine.

Thanks for the tip Roger

Big Bad AMX
03-17-2005, 05:08 PM
I'd have a glass shop glue it as well. Adjusting it is time consuming though, you may want to do that yourself since it will probably take a shop more time than they'd like to spend on it. The TSM has a diagram that shows all the adjusting points. If you don't have the diagram let me know and I'll post it.

03-19-2005, 01:14 PM
:confused: I read somewhere the correct way and what glue to use, but now that I'am ready to do it I can't find it. TSM has a diagram also would like to have diagram on adjusting windows.

Information would be greatly appreciated

03-20-2005, 12:22 PM
I've done it a few times. I used 3M Duo-pak Channel Bonding Adhesive. I used another window, and the dirt pattern, for reference as to the location of the 2 roller assemblies. You should be able to get close. There is adjustment available.
I took rubber strips the right thickness and placed them over the channels in two places, then pushed them down into the channels with the glass. This holds the glass parallel to the channels. Cut the excess rubber off. Cover the area to be filled with foil tape. Put holes several places in the tape on both sides of the glass. Squeeze the adhesive into the holes on one side until it comes out the other side. You have to be quick because the adhesive sets up fast. Be sure that the channels and glass are clean.


03-20-2005, 12:41 PM
Thank You ,now I'am not going into this blind . I know I'll figure out how to adjust but the diagram on adjusting windows would probably help ?

Big Bad AMX
03-20-2005, 02:40 PM
I've just posted the AMX and Javelin door glass information for those who need it. Click here (http://www.amx-perience.com/doorGlass.htm) for the text and diagram.

03-22-2005, 08:46 PM
The adjusting looks like a pain but I personally think I'll try it and let a pro do the gluing. I need new weather stripping and the doors need adjusting so having them spend time on adjusting the windows is probably a waste right now. I'll be happy just to be able to close doors with out the glass falling to the bottom. Thanks to everyone for the tips.

Big Bad AMX
03-22-2005, 09:04 PM
You can buy Metro weatherstripping for your AMX from a number of suppliers. In kits or by the piece.
Here's one source:

09-23-2005, 07:00 AM
i tried the glue kits you get from glass shops, several times and less than a year later = same thing.. 10-12 years ago i tried goop and the glass is still glued in there.

goop was way cheaper as well. did 2 cars and both still holding!


09-30-2005, 06:25 PM
Funny, I was just going to ask this same question. Thanks for all the info as well!

I just had the shell of my 93 Beretta hauled away and will be soon working on my project.. :D

10-12-2005, 06:25 PM
What is goop?

Big Bad AMX
11-19-2005, 02:11 PM
I'm going to guess Automotive Goop like you see here (http://www.eclecticproducts.com/)

Looks like another good way to glue my fingers together. :rolleyes:


02-28-2009, 11:30 PM
there is a guy on ebay that sells a kit to bolt both tracks together via aluminum plate. worked great on my 70 amx. i used u-428 plus urethane adhesive bad *** stuff, won't come off hands with brake clean has to wear off.