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    Was looking my rear quarter windows ('53 Starlight Coupe) and they seem to be spot welded together. How the rubber seals replaced? I'm guessing I would grind the spot welds off. How should they be reassembled?

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    On a coupe, (remove the window from the body) then... you drill out the rivets that hold the window to the hinges.. and the rivets that hold the closure clip to the surround.
    Then, the window can be removed and the rubber replaced (after re-painting of course)...
    Reinstall new rivets... and put the window back in.

    Ray


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    • #3
      Thanks, I should have put on my glasses. What I thought were spot welds are rivets.

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      • #4
        Stainless steel pop rivets will work. I thought about using tiny machine screws and nuts but ended up using pop rivets instead for clearance reasons. You only have to remove the four that hold the hinges to the frame and I think two that hold the catch to the frame.

        BTW those window surrounds came in several different flavors; there were stainless, chromed steel, and painted steel. Obviously stainless is more desirable. If you have extras laying around you might as well pick out two stainless ones and swap them in while you have 'em apart.

        nate

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        • #5
          SI has the original chrome rivets available but they want $1 a piece.
          I pop-riveted the hinges and got the chrome ones for the latch. They are the only ones you can see.
          Brad Johnson,
          SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
          '56 Sky Hawk in process

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          • #6
            BubbaBear:

            I have both window rubbers, in used, but like new condition. I'll give them to you if you haven't bought them yet. I only replaced mine because I bought the whole car set from SI. Send me an email, I'm listed.

            Rockne10:

            Were the chrome rivets you bought for the latches a two eared rivet like the originals? I looked on the SI site and couldn't find the listing.

            Thanks,

            Dave Davis
            Bakersfield, Ca.
            1953 Commander Regal Starlight
            '58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered
            Dave Davis
            Bakersfield, Ca.
            1953 Commander Regal Starlight
            \'58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered

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            • #7
              I believe they were barrel rivets. I had no problem rolling them, starting with light taps on a short center punch and a final peen with a flat punch. I've heard others who start their roll with a ball bearing and a Vise-grip.
              Part # 265879W on page 72 of SI catalog.

              Brad Johnson
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
              Brad Johnson,
              SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
              '56 Sky Hawk in process

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              • #8
                MMM...Maybe the rivets in my latches are not original (mine were two eared stainless that bent over opposite each other (like a brad on a manilla evelope). That would explain why the rubber looked and felt so new.
                Thanks Rockne,

                Dave Davis
                Bakersfield, Ca.
                1953 Commander Regal Starlight
                '58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered
                Dave Davis
                Bakersfield, Ca.
                1953 Commander Regal Starlight
                \'58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by dday392

                  BubbaBear:

                  I have both window rubbers, in used, but like new condition. I'll give them to you if you haven't bought them yet. I only replaced mine because I bought the whole car set from SI. Send me an email, I'm listed.

                  Rockne10:

                  Were the chrome rivets you bought for the latches a two eared rivet like the originals? I looked on the SI site and couldn't find the listing.

                  Thanks,

                  Dave Davis
                  Bakersfield, Ca.
                  1953 Commander Regal Starlight
                  '58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered
                  Thank you. Email sent.


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