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Username Post: help with '38 door windows        (Topic#369924)
blue_63 
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blue_63
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10-31-22 11:21 AM - Post#2849327    

I could use some help with my 38 coupe windows. I would like to know what is on the inside and outside of the door window to keep it from rattling. There is mostly nothing on my window openings to give me an indication of what I need. At the lower rear of the inside window opening, is a small piece of "fuzzy", but that is all. What keeps the rain and water out of the door? I imagine a "fuzzy" is what is on the inside of the window. Any help would be appreciated. Pictures too!! Thanks in advance



 


1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
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11-09-22 07:32 AM - Post#2849831    
    In response to blue_63

What is on both edges of the door is a track that has fuzzies in it to keep the glass from rattling. Same for the top of the door window opening. It's sold in about 6 ft. lengths, and can be used straight, or bent to fit the upper curved part of the openings.
There's nothing to keep the rain, or water out of the doors like modern cars use, so it's important to make sure your doors have clear drain holes in the bottom to let whatever water enters to exit easily. I drill two 1/4" holes at about 8" from each end of the door edges so they never let moisture accumulate and rot out the doors.

I buy my channel locally at De Orio's Old Car Parts here in Portland, but there are other places that carry this channel also.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
blue_63 
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11-09-22 04:45 PM - Post#2849857    
    In response to 1971BB427

Thanks for the help with my question. I haven't seen anything with a rubber lip that helps keep out the water, so the fuzzies will have to do the trick!



 
1971BB427 
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11-11-22 09:28 AM - Post#2849939    
    In response to blue_63

They will only stop the rattles, but not the water. So be sure the holes or slits in the door bottoms are open! Like I mentioned I open up the existing holes so they allow the water to drain easily.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 


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