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Karl
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Window glass channel

Post by Karl » Tue May 15, 2018 8:23 am

G'day.
I have been looking at repairing the window mechanism that rolls the window up and down in the doors. They work but the last time I had the inside panel of I noticed that the right hand one was badly rusted and the stop when the window was up tended to bend and not stop the window from going to high. That said they still work but will need attention in the near future.

I purchased a second hand "Channel and retainer assy" , I new it was not good but I only wanted to see how it was made and if I could replicate something that would do the job.
The rubber that holds the glass in the channel on the one that I purchased is to far gone and the one's in my car certainly would not be much better. I have tried to find someone who has the same rubber profile but it seems that nobody is making the rubber.
Does anybody know if you can purchase new rubber that holds the window in the channel? It has a unique profile, I think it is that shape so it seals the window on the top of the door when the window is up. Not to seal against rain but so you can't see into the inside of the door.
Here is a photo of the profile. I am not sure weather the lip goes to the outside or inside of the door.
Rubber moulding door glass.jpg
There is a mob not far from me that makes rubber products. I have made a inquiry if they have one that may do the job or I could cut to make it work but they didn't have any. They said that a die could be made to make the profile that I am looking for, the figure for the dies mentioned was $500 to $600. and a run would be 100 meters but no figure was mentioned as to how much per meter the rubber would cost.
This I thought was not that bad, and I thought would anyone be interested in purchasing some rubber if the dies were made. Or does everyone else just glue the glass in with silicon?

Or does somebody know if the rubber is already available?
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Re: Window glass channel

Post by RAVEN » Tue May 15, 2018 8:52 am

Worth a try, contact RESTORATION SPECIALTIES AND SUPPLY, in Windber PA. Email info@restorationspecialties.com They may have the profile you are looking for. They have a wide selection of weatherstrips, clips, fastners and such.
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Re: Window glass channel

Post by Karl » Tue May 15, 2018 9:25 am

I tried them last year when I sent my division bars to them for relining. At that stage they didn't have any.
I did get some glass tape, small screws and rivets that I was looking for though.
Thanks.
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Re: Window glass channel

Post by Alan H. Tast » Tue May 15, 2018 2:36 pm

Lip goes to the outboard side of the car.
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Re: Window glass channel

Post by tbird » Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 am

Karl

The Bird Nest has the material, it is made by Metro Rubber but they only sell through their dealers.
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Re: Window glass channel

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Re: Window glass channel

Post by Karl » Fri May 18, 2018 8:11 am

G'day.
Kave, It is not the side channel it is the channel that the bottom edge of the glass sits in.

Thanks Jim, I have emailed both and awaiting replies, although I had a look at Metro Rubbers web pages and I couldn't find it.
Will let you know how I go.
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