95 Jeep Cherokee - Rear Window Mod
Feb. 23, 2011
When you put a pole vault pole into a
Cherokee and close the rear door without noticing that the
pole is too long, the result is a broken rear window. If its
6PM in the evening and you have an hour drive home that
evening, something has to be done.
quick fix is to take out what's left of the glass and the
window gasket, cut a piece of 1/4 inch plywood to fit, and
caulk and screw it in place. Voila!
course cutting the plywood the right size is easier said than
done. We started by cutting newspaper over top of what was
left of the glass, then cut a piece of cardboard to see how
it fits. Trim the cardboard to get a close fit, then use that
as a template for the plywood. Even with all of this, the
plywood has to be trimmed with a belt sander. So this takes a
couple of hours or so to get the whole thing done.