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Is this amount of play in the rear tailgate glass normal?

imactj2004

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is this amount play in the rear window normal/expected? Yes, glass is closed before tailgate. i can pull on it and a get about 1/4-1/2 of play…surprising and annoying.

what’s missing? Saw a thread for a bulb seal which I want to investigate but not sure if this amount of play is beyond what that can solve.

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Fishtaco

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is this amount play in the rear window normal/expected? Yes, glass is closed before tailgate. i can pull on it and a get about 1/4-1/2 of play…surprising and annoying.

what’s missing? Saw a thread for a bulb seal which I want to investigate but not sure if this amount of play is beyond what that can solve.

(See attached video.)
I would be more concerned about that huge gap on the left hand side!
My 2006 factory hard top opens a bit but not as much as that.
 
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imactj2004

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I would be more concerned about that huge gap on the left hand side!
My 2006 factory hard top opens a bit but not as much as that.
yeah, that actually my main concern. I’m trying to wrap my head around how the bulb seal will fix that.
 

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Thanks all... @Zorba @Tom Andersen @LittleTankTJ are you applying that seal to the glass or to the gate?
Gate:

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Before and after:

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