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Automotive Glass installation

I am trying to reinstall the rear window on my 1955 Chevy Belair. I have a new seal but can not find any info as to how the seal goes on, nor how to install the glass once the seal is in place.

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Put first rubber seal on the glass and fit a thin rope all around the seal with rope ends come out at middle downside. Let glass (with seal fitted on it) sit down side of car window, and pull rope ends from inside the car, while someone pushing the glass from outside to help seal fit on window edge.
Good luck!

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