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fordflambe
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01-07-19 02:52 PM - Post#2756802    

I working on 1948 Convertible. The canvass was removed from my top frame so i am "learning as I go" regarding, pieces, and install on this convertible top. I am installing an original metal, (split-frame inner and outer) backglass frame but do not know if there was originally a gasket or how the frame seals to the canvass. I am looking for anyone that has experience, wisdom, knowledge about this backglass install and more specifically, sealing it up. Pics might help if you have them. Any help is appreciated.
lofat46
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lofat46
01-08-19 06:27 AM - Post#2756864    

Check out www.1948chevy.com, great source for '48 convertibles. Dozens of detailed photos of individual parts and assemblies. Worth a look.



Broo102
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Broo102
01-09-19 10:24 PM - Post#2757009    

I dont know where you live, but I would love to help you since Im trying to install my 47 top on my car also. I have a generic GM manual that shows what youre talking about, I think. I dont have an old top to copy, but I have a new top and rear win apron, just dont know much other than what Ive been reading. I do know your side widows have to be finished & installed.
BTW, do you have a spare D/S rear win. regulator?
Thanks
bru
Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress

lofat46
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lofat46
01-10-19 12:34 PM - Post#2757050    

Bru, check your email.
Tony



fordflambe
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01-25-19 05:19 PM - Post#2758218    

Yes, i have used 48Chevy.com for reference on my vent assembly and division bar. actually, i dont need info regarding quarter window, I've got that all sorted out, but rather i need general knowledge about how to seal the rear window in the canvas top. Thanks for the input. I will keep searching.
Broo102
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Broo102
01-30-20 10:53 PM - Post#2785502    

According to hampton coach instructions, there is no reference to a gasket.
Did you ever find any info?
Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress

Broo102
"6th Year" Silver Supporting Member
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Broo102
02-20-20 09:38 PM - Post#2786970    

Just found out there was no formal sealant etc. for the rear window
The outside edge of the frame clamps onto the (double layered) curtain, all the way around. The holes must be lined up perfectly with the outside frame & inside frame so the screws can go through. If want to know how to line the window up, let me know.
There was a certain kind of tape around the glass, I used elec. tape, but thats it.
Obviously if youre going to drive in rain etc. you can put a dab of sealant between each screw.
let me know if you need any other info.
Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress

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