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mrossbach
06-10-2009, 11:58 AM
What is best used to keep the door glass in the metal frame? What thickness of rubber to use also...
The inner window frame (door) that containes the vent...has a rubber seal around the front..where to buy?...
thanks mike r. mich....[8D]

KGlowacky
06-10-2009, 02:14 PM
Some people(myself) go and buy a bike tube at Walmart and cut into 4 inch strips and place it on the glass edge and push it in the frame and trim off the excess. Some buy the so called correct stuff(rubber strips,some pre formed) and use it. The key is to get it tight on the frame. No real trick to doing this. Good Luck!

garyash
06-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Mike, you can get glass setting tape in 1-1/2" wide strips in several thicknesses. LeBaron Bonney has it for $.65-$1.00/ft. See www.lebaronbonney.com. Use the key word "tape" to search for it on their site. Restoration Specialties also carries it at www.restorationspecialties.com. Or, call a couple of local auto glass shops, they might even have some in stock.

I forget what thickness I used. Measure the channel width, subtract 1/4" for the glass, and use half of the remainder for the tape thickness. So, if the channel measures a little under 3/8", use 1/16" for the tape thickness.

The tape lets you wedge the glass and tape into the channel and it holds immediately. Don't bother with liquid black silicone because you'll just get goo all over you.

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Dartmouth, Mass.
'32 Indy car replica (in progress)
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

jjones
06-10-2009, 05:47 PM
Like Gary says, use the correct material. I took one of my M's glass and channel to a local glass shop (National Auto Glass for you Tucsonians) and asked for the correct size tape. After a bit of BS about Studebakers and other cars, they cut of two pieces of the correct tape and set the one I had, showing me how to do it. They charged me $6:00--the cost of three happy hour beers at a nearby pub.



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Jeff Jones
Tucson Arizona
1947 M-5

KGlowacky
06-10-2009, 06:00 PM
Yes I agree , get the correct tape from a vendor or glass shop. My bike tube proceedure is an old school way of doing it.

garyash
06-10-2009, 08:18 PM
I found a strip of the glass setting tape that I used. It's 1/16" thick. Just fold it over the edge of the glass and push the glass into the channel. You may have to use a wood block and mallet to tap the channel completely onto the glass while resting the opposite edge of the glass on a strip of wood. Tap gently but firmly. I did the vent windows the same way. Once the glass is in, use a razor knife to trim any excess that sticks out of the channel.

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[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/indy/gary_indycar25_vvsm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'32 Indy car replica (in progress)
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com