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Username Post: 1958 yeoman windshield        (Topic#360258)
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Age: 60
Loc: british columbia
Reg: 02-14-17
03-23-20 07:25 PM - Post#2789342    

I pulled the front windshield for some rust repair . Bought a new rubber seal from Ecklers #141622 .The rubber fits super tight on the glass . I can get all the stainless on but every time i pull the seal to the flange on the wagon the rubber pops off the windshield . The rubber does not have moulded corners . Is there a better rubber to use that has moulded corners ?I tried putting the seal on the car itself but it is to tight to fit the car. The glass is original to the wagon . Any help would be appreciated . Thanks Rick


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Loc: Burlington, Ontario
Reg: 12-22-15
03-24-20 05:28 AM - Post#2789352    
    In response to agius

Windshield installation on these cars is a real art! I had mine installed by a professional who did only older vehicles. I watched him (doesn't make me an expert) install the seal on the window, rope the window into the opening and then install the chrome. He was careful to position the window exactly to make sure that the chrome fit properly when it was inserted to lock the windshield in place. Took him and his buddy almost an hour to prep and install.

1958 Chevrolet wagon (Yeoman)
1961 Impala convertible
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Posts: 16

Age: 60
Loc: british columbia
Reg: 02-14-17
03-24-20 07:55 PM - Post#2789404    
    In response to 58Yeoman

So i was told that the chrome goes on the rubber seal and then the windshield , seal and trim gets installed at the same time .I thought it was to hard to get the trim on after words .

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03-25-20 07:23 PM - Post#2789472    
    In response to agius

Putting the seal in the dryer for a bit can help to loosen it up a little. I’m not sure if the trim has to go in the seal first or not. I always thought it did. At least that is what they say to do on ‘55-‘57s.

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