Window Delete Project
Step 1: Remove mirror and clean road grime off door.
I guess I should have taken pictures of the mirror attached and also the removal of the interior pieces to get to the three screws that hold the mirror in place. You will need a phillips screw drive and a shop rag for that step (not pictured).
Tools you will need for covering hole where mirror was:
1 Beer, can or bottle (draft is not for working)
3M Window-Weld, $14.99 at Advance Auto
Calking Gun (no permit required)
Knife (to cut nozzle and make a hole in plastic)
Plastic sheeting (I find this material covering wood pallets sometimes)
Cut plastic larger than area to cover, start with straight edge at bottom,
then do curve next. Keep sizing, cutting and resizing until you have your shape.
Put your plastic in place and poke a hole through it into the hole that holds the
plastic fastener that held the plastic mirror bracket. I kept moving the knife a little
to poke a hole like this *
MAKE SURE YOUR PLASTIC PIECE WILL COVER THE WINDOW
TRACK BEFORE YOU ADHERE PLASTIC TO CAR DOOR...
...some people have been known to omit this step
It looks good from this angle.
Probably should remove the antenna too!
You can see where the material isn't quite wide enough to hide the tracking.
The plastic is not glued close to the tracking/glass so the window will roll freely.
You can see the window track clearly from this angle. I originally intended on
the plastic piece that sits behind the mirror to cover this but.....
Mark said "Wouldn't there be less wind resistance if you just left it off?" His
enthusiasm was appreciated and I had just window-welded it in place right
before that moment of insight.
Phase 2: I may go back and clean the excess urethane near the curve and then seal
all edges with clear silicon to prevent water from leaking in. The next one will
be cleaner looking (my drivers side or Mark's passenger side?)