Installing cat whiskers

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Do I need to remove the glass to install the outer cat whiskers on the doors? I've tried pushing the glass in but near the vent window won't move enough to even get the old one out. I think I can get the rears in with the glass installed still..
 

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Roll the window down all the way and try it
 

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I had to remove the door panels to make enough room, run a piece of masking tape along the outer edge to protect the paint.
 

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Finally got one in...had to loosen the quarter frame some to make room. They went in....they are ok. Dont really touch the glass on the rears...fronts are better. They seem a bit short fiber length wise.
 

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And some pictures too.. I recently purchased a set for my 77, I’m interested as well.
 

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I was going to order a full set but was offered a good deal on outers from a member here. You can order them through Detroit muscle technologies and another member here.. QQE? They both have full sets. I didnt take any pictures this time...but its not difficult...getting them to fit took a bit of work, and I had to remove one clip from the rear because it was off enough it wouldnt fit.
 

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I think it would have been easier if I had pulled the pin holding the glass to the regulator and let it slide down a bit more, but I didnt want to break it and have to order another one...I just replaced it last week.
 

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ok...so I did the passenger door...still forgot pictures...but what i did was:
remove the door panel
roll window up
remove the quarter window regulator(had to replace it anyway, 3 mounting bolts and one on the pivot)
remove quarter frame:2 bolts at the top, one bolt at the bottom and one nut/screw adjuster in the middle of the quarter frame and removed the frame.
This allowed the window to move plenty so i could snap in the new whisker.
NOTE: the front of the window has two 2-part slides that slide in the quarter track. Dont drop them...remember to put them back in or the window wont roll back down.
 
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