This past week I received a new rear window for the Jeep, courtesy of Generous Reader Terrapod.
Since the plastic thing is epoxied to the glass, I couldn’t re-use the old one. But by wild coincidence I possessed a spare: Last year when I replaced the old UV-damaged and broken plastic thing (yes, that’s its technical name as far as I’m concerned) the post office lost the first replacement I ordered. I waited a month or more then sighed heavily and bought a second replacement – only to have the first replacement emerge from limbo and show up at exactly the same time.
Well what was I supposed to do with two of them? I took the extra/unneeded/superfluous/redundant/spare/reserve plastic thing and … put it somewhere extremely clever and forgot all about it. Naturally when I needed it I had no idea where it was. Last night I finally remembered where I might have stashed it. Checked there this morning – it was off-site – and sure enough there it was.
So good news! I have everything I need to complete the repair. Bad news is that the adhesive takes 24 hours to set up and I need the Jeep this morning. So the window is just going to have to bang for one round trip to D&L’s. No worries, it did it for months last year until one of the hinges broke.