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Old 05-03-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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We just finished a 5000 mile Mexico trip and need help with two maintenance items. Can someone help?

Where can I find a replacement for the sliding screen door glass? Mine is scattered in Mexico.

The front hubs are leaking lubricant, and in the past I have been able to torque the bolts to stop the leak, but that doesn't to help any more. Are there replacement gaskets?
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We just finished a 5000 mile Mexico trip and need help with two maintenance items. Can someone help?

Where can I find a replacement for the sliding screen door glass? Mine is scattered in Mexico.

The front hubs are leaking lubricant, and in the past I have been able to torque the bolts to stop the leak, but that doesn't to help any more. Are there replacement gaskets?
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
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Hello Alpiner:

You can try and get the glass from the Door manufacture PTL Eng, 3333 John Conley Dr. Lapeer, MI 48446 phone (810) 664-2310 fax (810) 664-2360, or you can replace the it with Plexiglas. The Hub gaskets should be available from any Truck Parts House.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:16 PM   #4
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Dave, thanks forthe help!!
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
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The sliding glass on my screen door also broke last year. I also resorted to replacing it with Plexiglas. I don't remember the dimensions that I had it cut to but you will want to flex it to pop it into the groove. I used some felt pads on the top and bottom (2 X 2 pc. Plexiglas works fine but it does scratch. It looks like the screen door is welded together and the horizontal member would have to come out for any replacement tempered glass to be installed.
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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Take the aluminum housing and level off the mating surface by rubbing it on a piece of glass and 220 grit sandpaper. Clean and dry everything and put silicon gasket maker on the housing and let it set for 1/2 hour and then bolt everything back together. Fewer and fewer gaskets being used since gasket maker silicon came along.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:38 AM   #7
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I belive this is how I changed mine, it has been a while.

To remove the sliding glass in the screen door. Slide the glass toward the front. Remove the upper felt channel slide the glass to the closed position. With the felt channel removed the glass can be raised up enough to come out of the lower channel. Reverse the process to install a new piece of glass or Plexiglas.
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:37 AM   #8
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The plastic guide that the slide sits on is removable. Slide the slide open and move the white plastic that the slide sits on towards the hinged side of the door. Use a screw driver to pop it out and the slider comes out very easily.
PTL will only send you a plexiglass slider. They can look up the demensions of your door for you.

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Old 05-05-2008, 08:14 PM   #9
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IIRC the screw on the slider portion (for the knob) would "seat" against the fixed side. IIWM I'd order new tempered glass w/the slider side longer by a small amount so the glass seats first and the screw doesn't nick the fixed piece.

Our new door has plastic. It is already scratched. When I replace it I will try to go w/tempered glass as above.

Been off the grid a few days (in Baja). Good to see more Alpines in Mexico.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:24 PM   #10
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I was away from my computer for a couple of days so this post is to thank everone for their replys.

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