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Hi 

I've decided to install alpine windows into my 90 van. I've made the cut using a template and the hole is bang on to the template. I'm having difficulty getting the window to sit right in the seal. The hole where the bead strip goes seems very tight. My thoughts are to file the hole larger and keep trying to fit it but I don't want to go too big. Anybody done this before got any advice or help? 

Cheers 

Tom 

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Just a thought - you might want to try getting someone to push up on the roof when you try to fot the bead, as when I removed mine I could not believe how wobbly the roof became without them. They obvoiusly add considerable 'integrity' to the roof so perhaps thats a factor?   Otherwise rub the bead with liquid soap to help it along.

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Was the template supplied with the glass? How much clearance is between the glass and the hole edge?

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The bead will be very tight, soap helps loads, and there are special tools available that helps to get it in.

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Those videos helped alot! Got there in the end one of the worst jobs I've done to this day I think! Cheers for the replys! 

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