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Need guidance with the installation of the ad glass on a 1947 Bennett Model 1066 pump that I am restoring. I have the reproduction curved ad glass and the #103 rubber 1/8" & 1/16" slots. After several hours of trying various methods including the rope/wire in the outside slot I have not been able to get it done. Any suggestions or guidance from those that been down this path before would be greatly appreciated.

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Here's the best advice I can give you because this model with curved glass is a pain in the rear. Number #1: Drop the doors off at a glass shop and have them put it in unless you have a special "hook tool" like they use that works the best with soap and water. Number #2: Find one of these tools I'm talking about that glass cutters use. It will have a small curved hook with a ball on the end of it which lifts the rubber up and over the glass as you're going along. Number #3 and most importantly: After you get the glass finally installed, DO NOT attempt to load or unload the pump or lay it down on the tailgate of a pickup truck because that window glass will pop out or shatter every time on these models. Very easy, take one door off and haul it on the side with no door to prevent it from breaking. It's only four screws that hold them on. Good luck with your project! I don't fight it anymore. The $40 or so dollars they will charge you to put that glass in is worth every penny.

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Thanx for the tips Goober.... I figured it out with the help of two more hands. The trick using the string/wire method is to start on the short end of the glass and not the bottom of the curve. Once the edge of the metal is set in the rubber groove the glass falls right into place. Did the second one in less than 10 minutes

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Finally can sleep at night!

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Finished product!

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Fantastic! That pump turned out great. Well done.


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