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14x7
07-18-2009, 08:04 AM
Does SI offer the chrome strip that goes next to the vent wing window? I'm talking about that large chrome piece that's riding on the back of the wing window? This is for a 1955 president 2 door, with the wide post between door ,and rear window.

Roscomacaw
07-18-2009, 09:11 AM
President 2-dr what? Sounds like you're talking about a Coupe. And after scratching my head a bit, I decided you might be talking about the stainless strip that's fixed the the front edge of the door glass. If that's the piece you're talking about, no, they don't show it in stock. Fact is, I'd be willing to bet they have VERY little in the way of trim for any model '55 Stude. SASCO's computer comes up empty as well.

You'll have to look for used - and be aware that there's a left and a right. Handy thing is, a number of different year C-bodies used that same piece.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

14x7
07-18-2009, 09:40 AM
Thank you Biggs

rockne10
07-18-2009, 09:44 AM
They do have the L-shaped cat whisker to go with that piece. The stainless seldom went bad and is easy to polish. Unless you're missing it altogether, just replace the whisker.

Kdancy
07-18-2009, 02:06 PM
They do have the whole vent window assembly for the sedans. But the old L-shaped seal is dried up and cracked after all these years and the cat whisker channel (window run channel) needs to be replaced as age has gotten them as well. I just sent a set back to them and will rebuild what I have on hand. The stainless should polish up with some work.

r1lark
07-18-2009, 02:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by 14x7

Does SI offer the chrome strip that goes next to the vent wing window? I'm talking about that large chrome piece that's riding on the back of the wing window? This is for a 1955 president 2 door, with the wide post between door ,and rear window.

14x7,

SI's phone number is 317-462-3124. I'm sure they would be the best ones to advise you if they have this item in stock. Plus, as Ed notes in the catalog, they have a good bit of NOS stuff that is not listed in the catalog due to only having small quantities.

Paul
Winston-Salem, NC
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