68/69 rear door windlace measurement - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 19, 1:22 AM Thread Starter
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68/69 rear door windlace measurement

Could someone with a 68/69 hard top car do me a favor and take a quick measurement of their rear door windlace?
This is the vinyl strip that runs along the front edge of the rear side panel.

I want to determine if a 2dr hardtop part is the same as the 2dr post.

Mine measures 31 3/8" from the carpet to the top.

Not looking for the overall length of the vinyl since it angles out at the bottom, but rather the installed vertical height.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 19, 4:03 AM
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Re: 68/69 rear door windlace measurement

Sorry I don't have a measurement right now Ben, but which type are you working with? The aftermarket pieces I bought were different than my originals, or what I believe to be original. The Parchment was original, the black the replacement. They weren't the same, so I don't know what was what. The ends tuck under a little over an inch too. I guess I ain't helping.



I had some edge channel that matched the part on my originals, so I combined it with the aftermarket pieces to make it the same. Jus.t FYI







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Re: 68/69 rear door windlace measurement

I'd measure mine for ya, but it's up on a hoist with a Gasser frame under it, and the driveway in front of the shop door is all tore up because we're resurfacing the driveway, and right now it's raining buckets, so......

guess I ain't helping much either.....

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Re: 68/69 rear door windlace measurement

Edit: I was able to get the door open up on the hoist to get a measurement. Mine measures 25" from the top of the molded piece right under the quarter window weatherstrip down to where it curves forward and goes under the sill plate. Add another inch or so extending under the sill plate, so 26"?

Does your 300 sedan windlace go under the sill plate like a 2-door hardtop does?
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Re: 68/69 rear door windlace measurement

Steve (First steve, lol) thanks for the pics! That helps a ton. I'm thinking my originals may not have even been installed right to begin with!

My originals are like your repop set- although the cardboard part is longer and enlarges for the "foot" at the bottom where it goes under the sill plate.

Mine definitely did not have that flap stuck into the door jam opening, but now seeing yours it explains why the sharp exposed metal edge never looked right.

Steve (2nd steve) Because mine is a post car, mine does not curve over at the top, it just goes straight up and stops where the side panel top rail meets the door card.

So it appears that I can probably order the repops and make them work, or at least get some push on welting like you did to finish it that way also.

This is the last piece of gold inside my interior so want to get it replaced properly.
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Re: 68/69 rear door windlace measurement

I got 22" Ben. Let me know if you need any more pics. Are you measuring the length of the windlace when straight, such as laying on a table?

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I got 22" Ben. Let me know if you need any more pics. Are you measuring the length of the windlace when straight, such as laying on a table?

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I think I'm good, it appears to be the same as hardtop cars. I must have goofed my number between measuring and posting. It's ~21" not 31.

It's interesting that there appears to have been another option of the rubber style windlace on some cars like Steve showed above. Another friend has the same ones pulled from a Buick parts car.

Anyway I ordered a pair of hard top repops in black should be here Monday. I'll reply back on how they fit. Here's a pic of my gold originals for reference ..
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Re: 68/69 rear door windlace measurement

Repops arrived yesterday (PUI) and they look real good.
They are longer than needed top & bottom but easy enough to trim. Holes all line up- and they have extra vinyl sewn on that (appears) to go on the outside in the door jam area 1/2" like the rubber ones that Steve posted above.

I'll post a pic when i install these in a day or so. I've never had a chevelle before (always had elcaminos) so not sure what this "SHOULD" look like, but they appear a lot nicer than my originals did (which did not have that flap of vinyl that went on the outside of the metal).

this is probably useless without a pic, I'll snap one tonight.

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