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Username Post: Windshield sealing GMC Vandura        (Topic#358723)
Casi 
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Reg: 10-22-19
11-05-19 07:09 PM - Post#2779638    

Hello everyone,
I`m new here and I want to warmly welcome you all.
I`ve got some questions about the windshield sealing on my 1994 GMC Vandura, that has to be removed due to rust. I think it`s glued in and I`m wondering wether it`s possible to build in the older type of sealing which is not glued in. Is the frame in the body the same or does it depend on the type of seal – that means glued in or not.
Maybe I`m wrong but I think it`s easier to work with the old rubber sealing.


94 GMC Vandura G2500 5.7L V8


 
someotherguy 
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someotherguy
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11-07-19 06:51 AM - Post#2779718    
    In response to Casi

One of our van members will have to correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought all the G-van bodies of this era had the traditional rubber windshield seal, not glued-in glass like the trucks?

The part # is 15976686 but some sources refer to it as molding, others call it weatherstrip...

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
gcrkfrd 
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gcrkfrd
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11-07-19 07:11 AM - Post#2779720    
    In response to someotherguy

yes, the Van, both Chevy, and GMC, used the same body from 75 to 95, trucks did not.

52 Styleline Fourdoor 62 235 PG


 
Casi 
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Reg: 10-22-19
01-03-20 07:36 PM - Post#2783639    
    In response to someotherguy

I`m confused now. I ordered the windshield molding that you mentioned - #15976686. But this part is just an interior garnish molding. That means there is no rubber sealing and you have to glue in the windshield?! I ordered the exterior reveal molding - #15978014 as well. With these two parts and the adhesive you can execute the job.
I`m wondering now, is it possible to apply the rubber sealing as well as to glue in the windshield on a van of the same year of construction - in my case 1994. Is the windshield frame every time the same and they used both types of building in the windshield?

94 GMC Vandura G2500 5.7L V8


 
1983G20Van 
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Loc: Bedford, Texas, USA
Reg: 11-13-02
01-08-20 08:05 AM - Post#2783981    
    In response to someotherguy

  • someotherguy Said:
One of our van members will have to correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought all the G-van bodies of this era had the traditional rubber windshield seal, not glued-in glass like the trucks?

The part # is 15976686 but some sources refer to it as molding, others call it weatherstrip...

Richard



You can use either style glass in any year. Early vans had the glass held in by the moulding. The later vans were glue in (my 83 was). The glue in almost always leak. My glass guy put a glass made for the moulding and it has been dry since. Passenger floor would get wet when the glue in started leaking. I think they started using the glue in windshield in 1981. Apparantly the old C10s are the same way but I cannot confirm. I know the 80 we had was held in by the moulding and replaced with the same style although a glue in was available.

1983 G20 Van, 350 TPI, Ported 906 Vortecs, Edelbrock 3817 Base, ASM oversize runners. Reed Custom Roller cam, 700r4, 12 bolt with 3.08 gears, Doug Thorley Tri-Y headers, true duals


 
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