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    Posted: Jan/29/2021 at 6:56am
Is anyone making sedan vent window weather stripping? I haven't found anything.


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I have got a bunch of rusted 64-69 American front doors...
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Originally posted by juhap juhap wrote:

I have been using weatherstrips of 2d sedans...
They are not the same, but with minor adjustments they are fine...

Woah! That's great! So what '2rd sedan' vent window rubbers did you use?

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I have been using weatherstrips of 2d sedans...
They are not the same, but with minor adjustments they are fine...

Here you are...



It needs a little bit of cutting and glueing.

Here is the biggest difference. this needs cutting and adjusting.



And original is riveted to frame. You have to glue this edge when using sedan weatherstrip...



Done! Fits well. If you can see that little overlap against chrome frame, you can shave it...



Major issue is that lower front corner. You can made that missing part of old weatherstrip, if it is not  vanished. Like mine was...
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Originally posted by pacerman pacerman wrote:

if it will help you find parts at all, 63 and 64 classics have the same vent windows as 64-69 Americans.  Don't know about the later classics though.  I plan make such a substitution here an home this week.

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63-66 Classics, Ambassadors, and Marlins are the same.

Well that certainly expands the search quite a bit. Thank you for the input.

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Originally posted by pacerman pacerman wrote:

if it will help you find parts at all, 63 and 64 classics have the same vent windows as 64-69 Americans.  Don't know about the later classics though.  I plan make such a substitution here an home this week.

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63-66 Classics, Ambassadors, and Marlins are the same.
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if it will help you find parts at all, 63 and 64 classics have the same vent windows as 64-69 Americans.  Don't know about the later classics though.  I plan make such a substitution here an home this week.

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Originally posted by tomj tomj wrote:

Is yours really ruined? Or just whistling and leaking? I'm lucky that my '68 American rubbers are 3 on a 1/5 scale, but thw whistling was driving me crazy. I found that most of the whistling was because the triangular window frame was badly misaligned, due to wear in the bottom pivot, which has a little friction clutch made from a spring and friction material and a washer. What happens is 50 years of use grinds the bearing surface away, the window drops down, slowly over the decades, such that the leading edge of th chromed frame no longer fits inside it's rubber.

Take the thing out (easy in 68s), clean it etc and shim it back up with thin washer(s). ALso once apart its a lot easier to clean, including the rubber.



Yes. Mine are that bad. Its been sitting in a shed for the past 26 years in Arizona. The seals are completely dried out. If I try to squeeze the seal, it literally crumbles and turns to dust. Worst comes to worst, I can seal the vent windows closed with a bead of silicone and then wait for reproductions to come out. 

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Is yours really ruined? Or just whistling and leaking? I'm lucky that my '68 American rubbers are 3 on a 1/5 scale, but thw whistling was driving me crazy. I found that most of the whistling was because the triangular window frame was badly misaligned, due to wear in the bottom pivot, which has a little friction clutch made from a spring and friction material and a washer. What happens is 50 years of use grinds the bearing surface away, the window drops down, slowly over the decades, such that the leading edge of th chromed frame no longer fits inside it's rubber.

Take the thing out (easy in 68s), clean it etc and shim it back up with thin washer(s). ALso once apart its a lot easier to clean, including the rubber.

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They were available some years back, but the fitment was bad. I struggled to install them, and had to make a few well placed cuts to get them installed at all. Hopefully the next batch will be useable.
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