How to remove Jalousie window

I have a Jalousie window in a steel frame. The exterior wall is Block w/stucco. And the wall has Aluminum Siding. There is Capping around the current window. How can i remove the window without destroying the Capping ? I don't see how to remove the Capping because it goes under the J Channel around the window opening & i cant remove the nails, which are under the siding. Also it has some kind of Caulking that is so hard i can't even cut with a utility knife. ( never saw caulking this hard ) Is there any way i can remove the window thru the interior side ? I herd there is a 1/2" lip around the exterior side of the window which will stop me from pulling the window into interior side. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Yep, not an easy chore because of that lip. You may be able to pull the frame towards then center of the window and collapse it so it will pull out a side at a time, but then again, you may not. You can try cutting the frame with a reciprocating saw to weaken it, but you may end up making a terrible mess if you don't have success.
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You can cut up the frame with a side grinder to get it out but how will you get the new one in and sealed against the wind without trashing the siding? I think you are doing siding work before you are done.
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I am replacing the Jalousie window with a Vinyl double hung window which i can install from the interior side. The Jalousie window that is in there now is 54" wide & has a Joulsie on both sides & a solid pane of glass in the middle. Any suggestions how to get the glass out without breaking it ? If i try to cut up the frame the saw will cut into the Window frame & damage it. How can i cut it up without doing damage.
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You can't. Time for Plan B. Sorry.
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