How to: Quarter Glass Installation

Rocket350

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 27, 2021
36
18
No luck here yet! The ones from Ron's that old80cs found are the closest I've seen, but I have the wide chrome trim and don't think they'd work without some modification to remove the small chrome strip. The ones xylorex found from Steele look like they may be the way to go. I may order those and see what I can do with them. I'll keep you all posted and thanks for looking out for possible solutions guys, it's appreciated here.
I just ordered samples of Steel Rubber 70-3807-61 and 70-3804-61. I will keep all posted. I agree that the small chrome ones from Repops will be extremely difficult to make work.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

Rocket350

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 27, 2021
36
18
I received the samples the other day. They are similar to originals but not exact. It appears that either may work. I will not know until I disassemble my vehicle to be sure. The originals should have an outward bend at the top that would overlap the Qtr panel and butt up against the Qtr "wide/special" moulding, wear as the reproductions do not. The other tricky part will be to bend the mouldings to fit the contour of the window. I have attached a picture of the samples and a rough sketch (not to scale) of what the original should look like. To be continued....
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20211218_232344.jpg
    IMG_20211218_232344.jpg
    386.9 KB · Views: 50
  • IMG_20211224_094518.jpg
    IMG_20211224_094518.jpg
    259.2 KB · Views: 49
  • Like
Reactions: 3 users

Rocket350

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 27, 2021
36
18
I found a very.good used set of the rubber seals. They are "dry" in the usual areas. Does anyone have a method of restoring "moisture" in them? I heard mayonnaise wrapped in saran wrap for a few months will do it. Thoughts?
 

Rocket350

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 27, 2021
36
18
Moist and stinky.
Someone also said silicone spray or isopropyl alcohol and wintergreen oil 3:1 ratio and soak for a couple weeks..... May try the wintergreen. For the life of me, I can't think of why repops would make it for the W/O wide molding and not W/ wide molding. The majority of the cars seem to have the wide molding.
 
  • Agree
Reactions: 1 user

GBodyForum is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Please support GBodyForum Sponsors

Classic Truck Consoles Dixie Restoration Depot Mike's Montes P-S-T Southside Machine Performance UMI Performance

Contact Admin@GBodyForum.com for info on becoming a sponsor