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WilburV
10-24-2018, 09:44 AM
The vent window glass on my '54 coupe was shattered so I removed the shards with the original glass seal within the stainless frame still intact and in good condition. I've got new vent glass and want to install it with the old seal. I thought I read an old post about reusing this vent window seal by using a bead of sealant upon installation, but I haven't been able to find that thread.

Can anyone recommend a sealant that would work best?

Skip Lackie
10-24-2018, 03:52 PM
Studebaker used glass-setting tape (Studebaker called it cushion), which is really thin rubber about 3/32" thick. Some glass shops may still have some, and I have some in my stash if you want to stick to originality. I think most glass shops have switched to adhesive. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

kurtruk
10-24-2018, 11:23 PM
The product traditionally used by auto glass shops is called Everseal. Not rubber, not quite tar-paper, either. Made for the job. Comes in different thicknesses.

my2R5
10-26-2018, 10:44 AM
The product traditionally used by auto glass shops is called Everseal. Not rubber, not quite tar-paper, either. Made for the job. Comes in different thicknesses.

Is the the stuff here? https://www.allglassparts.com/sealstrip-everseal-3-32-thickness/

WinM1895
10-26-2018, 02:17 PM
Studebaker used glass-setting tape (Studebaker called it cushion), which is really thin rubber about 3/32" thick. Some glass shops may still have some, and I have some in my stash if you want to stick to originality. I think most glass shops have switched to adhesive. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
It's called "glass tape" available from any auto glass shop. Ford used this tape for decades in every vehicle that came with vent windows.

It was also used to adhere glass to window channels.

Pic from Ford truck parts catalog, notice # next to vent glass basic part number 21412 and below door glass basic part number 21410

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StudeRich
10-26-2018, 06:01 PM
Wow Bill, anyone who complains about having trouble reading and understanding Studebaker Parts Catalogs, should have to deal with a confusing MESS like that Ford one! :rolleyes:

They tried to put EVERY configuration all in ONE Page! :ohmy:

WinM1895
10-26-2018, 10:31 PM
Wow Bill, anyone who complains about having trouble reading and understanding Studebaker Parts Catalogs, should have to deal with a confusing MESS like that Ford one! :rolleyes:

They tried to put EVERY configuration all in ONE Page! :ohmy:
Ford parts catalogs are easy-peasy because the group number is the basic part number. And these group numbers have been the same for decades.

Basic part number for the vent weatherstrip is 21448 in pic.

Take that number to the text, add the body type (81), the prefix and suffix and you get this:

C1TZ-8121448-A .. R/S Vent Weatherstrip = 1961/66 F100/1100, 1963/69 N/NT500/1100, 1967/69 F800/1000.

Every cylinder head is 6049, steering wheel is 3600, hood is 16612 and etc etc etc.

Whiz over to ford-trucks.com (Ford Truck Enthusiasts) where I have over 76,000 posts...user name NumberDummy.

kurtruk
10-27-2018, 06:13 PM
Is the the stuff here? https://www.allglassparts.com/sealstrip-everseal-3-32-thickness/

Yes, that's the stuff. But it comes in different thicknesses. And you won't find it in just any glass shop. Only the ones that also work on "non-modern" cars.