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RHO
07-20-2006, 11:03 PM
Anyone know a source for the REAR quarter windows rubber seals for the 4-door '55 President? Have checked SI, SASCO, Stephen Allen, Metro, Steel catalogs but apparently the rear quarters are not reprodcued? Pretty odd that all the rest of the windows and door rubber is readily available.

'55 Commander
'55 President

N8N
07-21-2006, 09:49 PM
If anyone has repro'd it, Bill Fennessey is probably the guy, or can tell you where to get it.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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RHO
07-21-2006, 10:35 PM
Thanks Nate. He's 100 miles up the road. I'll give him a call. I see his advertisement now in the Turning Wheels.

'55 Commander
'55 President

RHO
07-24-2006, 09:25 PM
Bummer! Talked with Bill today. The 4-door sedan rear 1/4 window rubber is not being reproduced. Guess I will have a breezy ride on sunny days only.

'55 Commander
'55 President

55studeman
07-25-2006, 02:43 AM
Well, your not alone. I too have a 55 Prez Sedan and would like the rubber for those windows...although not immediately, I'll need them at some point for the restoration. Put me down for a set when someone makes them. If anyone has any leads or produces them, please send me a message.

Thanks
E. West
Northern CA

RHO
07-29-2006, 08:43 PM
Well, "someone" must have restored a '55 4-door before and perhaps knows what could be substituted/modified. I find this most amazing when I look at various catalogs and see virtually every piece of rubber/weatherstrip available for a host of cars/years/windows/doors, et. al. but not the rear 1/4s.

'55 Commander
'55 President

Mike Sal
07-29-2006, 11:46 PM
You guys are making me nervous. I bought some NOS rear qtr rubbers from Bill Fennesse a few years ago for my '56 president classic. I sure hope I can find them when I need them now.....
Mike Sal

dpson
07-30-2006, 08:45 AM
Are you sure SASCO doesn't have them? I ran the numbers 308942 & 308943 on their website and they show them both availble at $29.70 each. These are for the style of rear vent window that swings open.
For the fixed rear vent window they show 298600 the right side as being availble at $21.60, the left 298601 is NLA.

If they are NLA, I have a used right rear vent window assembly for the style that swings open, which you can have for the cost of shipping. The vent rubber is okay (couple little nicks) and with a little armorall you could proabably make it more plyable.

Dan Peterson
Montpelier, VT
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible

RHO
07-30-2006, 09:38 AM
OK, maybe so. Thanks! I did not have part numbers to search by. My '55 series chassis parts book does not contain those part #s (it skips from 308919 to 308952) or any glass/windows. I'll check with SASCO tomorrow because that is what I need, the rear vent window opens type. I'll repost after contacting SASCO.

'55 Commander
'55 President

Roscomacaw
07-30-2006, 09:34 PM
Do you not have the Body Parts catalog to compliment your Chassis Parts catalog??? Having one without the other is like having only half the Rosetta Stone![V]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

RHO
07-31-2006, 05:04 PM
Fresh out of Body Parts catalogs....guess I need to try to find one.

'55 Commander
'55 President

RHO
08-01-2006, 07:16 PM
OK, a little confused now. After cleaning up, I found part #s on my rear 1/4 vent window rubber and they are the 289600 and 298601, but these vent windows on my car indeed do swing open. ???
"Are you sure SASCO doesn't have them? I ran the numbers 308942 & 308943 on their website and they show them both availble at $29.70 each. These are for the style of rear vent window that swings open.
For the fixed rear vent window they show 298600 the right side as being availble at $21.60, the left 298601 is NLA."

'55 Commander
'55 President

Roscomacaw
08-01-2006, 07:35 PM
Call 'em up and ask! 800-722-4295 You could buy that body parts book while you've got them on the phone.;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

studegary
08-01-2006, 08:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by RHO

OK, a little confused now. After cleaning up, I found part #s on my rear 1/4 vent window rubber and they are the 289600 and 298601, but these vent windows on my car indeed do swing open. ???



Those probably are not the part numbers for the parts. What you found are numbers like the numbers on cast metal parts that look like part numbers, but are not the part numbers. Look the parts that you want up in the proper parts book and then order by that number.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY
1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

RHO
08-03-2006, 09:15 PM
OK, from SASCO the 308942 $ 308943 have the wider insert and will not fit into the reat vent windows that open out w/o some serious meticulous cutting/trimming of the rubber over the whole curved surface to narrow the insert by about half. I was able to order the right side piece (298600 like came off the car) and will be looking for the left side piece.

'55 Commander
'55 President