FJ40 front door lower window channel install

Curtice

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Any tips? I bought these channels from City Racer and seem like great quality. But almost impossible to get into the track. I was able to force them in the removable track by putting it in a vice, using a ton of lube and all my muscle power with some needle nose pushing in the channel:
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But for the ones that need to be installed to the permanent inner door, I cannot get the leverage to slide it in. It’s got a bunch of lube, but just stuck:
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I’ve been at it for a couple hours and this is as far it will go. I’ve tried everything I can think of. Maybe I’m missing something?

Thanks.
 

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Hm. Thanks. I tried that, but not a lot…didn’t seem like it was designed that way, but I’ll see if I can work it like that.
 

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Ok thanks again. That is working. Painstaking work though…taking a loooong time and my back is killing me! I can’t just use my fingers…maybe I have wimpy fingers but not strong enough, I’m having to slowly and carefully shimmy it in with a screwdriver.

This is about 45 min of work:
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