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Username Post: Window Channels and Belt Weatherstrip        (Topic#357619)
jvahila 
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08-12-19 07:26 AM - Post#2773014    

Good Day All

Does anyone have experience, knowledge or advise on installing the window channels and belt weatherstrips on a 1954 Bel-Air? is the any tricks or special clips I need to hold in the Channels etc...

when I purchased to car most of all that was missing. but he gave me new channels and weatherstrips.

Thank You




 


RAM_51 
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RAM_51
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08-12-19 10:25 AM - Post#2773040    
    In response to jvahila

I suppose it would matter depending on what model of Belair you are taking about. There were clips originally on most models...not sure how it was done on the Sport Coupe / Hardtop. If you just have the bare channel, there are guys here who were in your same situation...they can chime in.

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
dsacton 
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08-12-19 11:52 AM - Post#2773044    
    In response to jvahila

I recently went through that myself. The overall recommendation was that this should be glued in place, instead of using the clips. I did that and it worked pretty well. I used black RTV.

I haven't tackled the belt weatherstrips yet.



Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


Edited by dsacton on 08-12-19 11:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
19Chevy50 
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Age: 59
Loc: Wichita, KS
Reg: 06-21-19
08-12-19 01:06 PM - Post#2773047    
    In response to dsacton

I completed this last spring in my 50 Chevy and used the black RTV for channels. It worked out very well.



 
50hotrod 
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Age: 62
Loc: Wisconsin
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08-12-19 04:53 PM - Post#2773073    
    In response to 19Chevy50

I used clear RTV. The trick is getting them bent correctly so they practically sit in place without anything holding them.

1950 CHEVY 2 DOOR 327 TRI POWER FENDERWELL HEADERS HEIDT FRONT SUSPENSION 700R4 TRANS 411 REAR



 
rrausch 
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08-12-19 06:23 PM - Post#2773085    
    In response to 50hotrod

We always used 3M yellow Weatherstrip adhesive in the glass shop I worked in back in the 1970's. However, RTV may be just as good. Maybe better. Back then, and I don't know if this is still true, the 3M yellow was better than the 3M black.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
rawaag 
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08-26-19 08:23 AM - Post#2774065    
    In response to rrausch

I tried several things when installing mine, but nothing seemed like it would hold up overtime. I finally came up with a solution that has held up over the past 8 years without any problems. I used small pop-rivets and touched up the heads with a little black paint. You'll find it's easier than the other methods. Good luck!

Ralph


 


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