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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 16, 6:19 PM Thread Starter
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Window Weatherstrip replacement

Wanted to ask before I ruined anything (and I will), how is the old rubber removed from the rear window of a 69 Malibu coupe? The inside was replaced when the new interior panel went in but the outside wasn't done. How much do I need to remove to get to the exterior rubber piece? Sorry about the sideways attachment but you get the idea.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 16, 7:30 PM
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Re: Window Weatherstrip replacement

There are small Phillips head screws buried in the rubber, you can see them with the window rolled down. Sometimes you may have to lower the window an extra amount by adjust the stops inside the 1/4 panel.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 16, 8:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Window Weatherstrip replacement

I saw the screws but the window wouldn't go down far enough to get them all. What kind of screwdriver would fit in there or do I have to remove the panel on the inside? My right angle one didn't fit. I was hoping there was some easy trick to it, but I think not.

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Re: Window Weatherstrip replacement

Need to remove the inner panel to access the window stops. Loosen them, and roll the window down far enough to access the screws. I've only done the fronts on my 70, but can't see those being any different.

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Ok, that's what I thought. Just didn't want to it. Thanks!

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My right angle one didn't fit. I was hoping there was some easy trick to it, but I think not.
What I've done to get at those hard-to-get-at Phillips screws, is to use a tiny right-angle ratchet without a drive "shaft". They have an octagonal hole instead of the shaft. Then cut down a #1 Phillips drive bit as short as possible so that only about 1/4" is sticking out of the hole in the ratchet. You should be able to reach inside between the inner and outer quarter panels to get at those screws.

Then have a good supply of #4 x 1/4" Phillips oval-head screws on hand to install the new window fuzzies. After the new fuzzies are on, I paint the screw heads black with a tiny brush so they don't show.

I bought that tiny little ratchet at Harbor Freight for about $5 and only use it for that purpose. Works great.....
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Re: Window Weatherstrip replacement

I have one of those right angle ratcheting things. Never thought to cut the bit down shorter. Might try that before I disassemble everything. Great idea! Thanks!

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Let us know how it works out for ya......

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