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mnmfive
10-19-2008, 08:14 AM
for a 58 President, what is the best way to remove the rear window stainless. I also have to remove the stainless around the top of the fin. This is to make a paint repair where the rear quarter meets the area at the bottom of the window. I showed it to the body shop and they would prefer if I remove the mouldings. thanks in advance for the help, Jim R

Jim Rostron

tbredehoft
10-19-2008, 08:56 AM
If it's like all other Studebakers, you remove the rear window. The stainless is embedded in the rubber.

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tbredehoft
10-19-2008, 08:56 AM
If it's like all other Studebakers, you remove the rear window. The stainless is embedded in the rubber.

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'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 510 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

Lark Parker
10-19-2008, 08:57 AM
Go here for problem understanding.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15234

It all comes out at the same time: rubber, glass and stainless.
[u]Don't</u> take the stainless out separately.

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mnmfive
10-19-2008, 09:24 AM
Ok, it all comes out at the same time, Is there a trick to it, so as not to crack the window? and any tricks to removing the fin trim? great info so far. thank you

Jim Rostron

mnmfive
10-19-2008, 09:24 AM
Ok, it all comes out at the same time, Is there a trick to it, so as not to crack the window? and any tricks to removing the fin trim? great info so far. thank you

Jim Rostron

Lark Parker
10-19-2008, 07:19 PM
The body metal fits in a slot "between two lips" of rubber. Generally, the the procedure is to cut the inside lip off the rubber.

The inside lip is cut off so that the entire assembly can be gently pushed out to the capable, waiting hands of your two assistants who have already picked out a place to lay it down safely on a pad.

Then Bubba will come in and trip over it.

The cutting off is done because the rubber is too hardened to work past the metal (body) edge. If it were a new recently installed rubber molding that was still pliable, it might(?) be possible to work it out over the metal edge.

As a rule --- removal of the window dictates that a new rubber molding be purchased. Your all-makes body shop will not know where to get one. The vendor listing available through the SDC home page will give you some choices.






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If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

Lark Parker
10-19-2008, 07:19 PM
The body metal fits in a slot "between two lips" of rubber. Generally, the the procedure is to cut the inside lip off the rubber.

The inside lip is cut off so that the entire assembly can be gently pushed out to the capable, waiting hands of your two assistants who have already picked out a place to lay it down safely on a pad.

Then Bubba will come in and trip over it.

The cutting off is done because the rubber is too hardened to work past the metal (body) edge. If it were a new recently installed rubber molding that was still pliable, it might(?) be possible to work it out over the metal edge.

As a rule --- removal of the window dictates that a new rubber molding be purchased. Your all-makes body shop will not know where to get one. The vendor listing available through the SDC home page will give you some choices.






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If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

mnmfive
10-19-2008, 08:16 PM
got ya. is the procedure the same for the front window? I understand that it too should or must come out to repair the headliner??? thanks JR

Jim Rostron

Lark Parker
10-19-2008, 10:22 PM
Jim, I haven't done a 58 sedan but feel safe in saying "yes". Studes were all done with same engineering.

If anyone knows different they will speak up here.

I not real sure sure that the windshield must come out for a headliner replacement. Check around a little on that.

Remove/replace gets trickier for the windshields before 1953.

LP

Warren Webb
10-19-2008, 10:33 PM
I do any glass work in the bright sunlight, the hotter the day the better. As Lark said, unless the rubber weatherstrip is new or really pliable, dont risk it, get a new weatherstrip. As far as headliners go, the ones I've seen are all glued under the metal lip that retains the windshield & back glass. The final word on that I would leave to the upholstry experts in the forum.

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Warren Webb
10-19-2008, 10:33 PM
I do any glass work in the bright sunlight, the hotter the day the better. As Lark said, unless the rubber weatherstrip is new or really pliable, dont risk it, get a new weatherstrip. As far as headliners go, the ones I've seen are all glued under the metal lip that retains the windshield & back glass. The final word on that I would leave to the upholstry experts in the forum.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan