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    PA12-150 Left Window Installation Fitment issues - need some help

    Trying to install new Great Lakes Aero left rear side glass and sliding window glass but they are not fitting 100%. Top to bottom fits great, thickness at .100" fits great but the width is too short on both pieces where they meet. I did not do the rebuild on this plane but is the vertical divider stock or has something been changed over the years? Any help is appreciated. Zach
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    Need better picture(S)


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    Will get some tomorrow and post them up. This is from the left side looking at the airplane. Glass is installed in the picture and has a gap between the slider and the rear left glass near the vertical support seen in the picture.

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    I don't know how close the tolerances were when new, but a lot of them are all over the place 70 yrs. later. I usually build those items from scratch to get a proper fit.
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    Yep make your own.

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    GLAP is re making them for me at this point. Thought it was strange that they were that far off... Will see how the new ones fit.

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    No two Pipers exactly alike. We usually make a cardboard pattern for each section, then have them cut.

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    No 2 pa-12s are the same. You still need to post better pictures so we can show you why


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    Fingers crossed the new ones fit! Are they glass or perspex?

    Slightly off tack but related...... landed my 12 on Monday with the left window slid open, used a left rudder sideslip to slip off some height and then a bit steeper sideslip and was suddenly accompanied during the steeper slip by the rattling and banging of the left window in the revised slipstream flow!!!! I hope yours have better damping material in their runners

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    Here are a few more pictures. Got new ones coming and with a little extra meat this time. Material is acrylic as seen in pic. Thanks again for the insight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atxcruiser View Post
    Here are a few more pictures. Got new ones coming and with a little extra meat this time. Material is acrylic as seen in pic. Thanks again for the insight.
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    Mike, they are attachments and are blue live links. Click each to view pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atxcruiser View Post
    Mike, they are attachments and are blue live links. Click each to view pic.
    The links result in error messages, Invalid Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly5G View Post
    The links result in error messages, Invalid Link
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