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Replacement of rubber strip on rear quarter windows
Posted by: L L Garland ()
Date: May 16, 2018 10:13PM

I want to replace the rubber weatherstrip on the front of my late model coupe quarter windows and wonder if anyone has advice, tips or tricks to remove the old and install the new.

Thanks in advance.

Leland L Garland
LM Monza w/180 engine

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Re: Replacement of rubber strip on rear quarter windows
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:40AM

Probably depends on what any POs have done.

If stock, you should be able to pull the old straight out (up) and slide the new one down.

Obviously, you have to roll down the window part way to begin.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/17/2018 08:47AM by RobertC.

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Re: Replacement of rubber strip on rear quarter windows
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: May 17, 2018 02:00PM

RobertC Wrote:
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> Probably depends on what any POs have done.
>
> If stock, you should be able to pull the old
> straight out (up) and slide the new one down.
>
> Obviously, you have to roll down the window part
> way to begin.


yep, this is what I did on my 64.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Replacement of rubber strip on rear quarter windows
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: May 17, 2018 02:28PM

Late models pull out from bottom. There is an overhang at top of rail. I have put weatherstrip adhesive in channel then slide up. Others I have had to put one side in channel and push the other side in with a hard plastic thin tool.

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Re: Replacement of rubber strip on rear quarter windows
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: May 17, 2018 02:42PM

I just did a 64 Impala SS 409, one of my friends that I run with to car shows...its the same as ours...I had to cut the old rubber out with a box knife...it did not just slip out...cleaned the channel and the new rubber slipped in from the bottom...I would put a little 3M on the bottom of the new strip right before you finish putting it in...that way, it will stay...

After you get the channel clean, you might try the new rubber in the channel...on the 409 chevy, I did the first one and the owner put the 2nd one in later...he said the second one was real lose...so more 3M would be needed in the loose one.

I am surprised, my 66 still has the orig ones and they are still pliable....but the front of the window ...another story.

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Re: Replacement of rubber strip on rear quarter windows
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: May 17, 2018 02:57PM

Late models slide in and out from the bottom. Remove the rubber flap seal from the door jamb for better access. perhaps roll the window down just a touch. Pull out old. Clean track well removing old glue and any corrosion. Slide in new one. Sometimes some glue is needed to keep them up in place if they are loose or sometimes the track must be massaged (bent) a little if the rubber strip is too tight in spots. Good luck.

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Re: Replacement of rubber strip on rear quarter windows
Posted by: L L Garland ()
Date: May 17, 2018 09:59PM

Thanks for all the responses. I'm ready now to give it a go.

Leland

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Re: Replacement of rubber strip on rear quarter windows
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 17, 2018 11:59PM

solo2r Wrote:
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> Late models pull out from bottom. There is an
> overhang at top of rail.

Whoops Brain fade... I got it backwards.

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