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Does anyone know if the rubber filler pieces (inner and outer) that are clamped between the door glass and its lower sash are being reproduced ? This is for a 65 2-door sport coupe. The Body Service Manual calls these pieces the Lower Sash Channel Inner and Outer Filler. If they aren't being reproduced, does anyone have a suggestion for a suitable replacement or a supplier that might have more information ? The inner filler has a "C" lip at the top that seals against the window strip assemblies (window felts). That makes the filler unique. Thanks for the help
 

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Your local automotive glass company should have something like this. Are yours destroyed, nonexistant or are you wantingt to replace them.
 

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I dont know if this is the same as you but In my 66 you can grab the glass and pull it right out of the door. When they built the car they put the piece of rubber all in a big chunk. Now the channel is all rusted so I fixed it up with JBweld and am going to go down to the auto glass shop to get them to put urethane in the channel so I ca glue the glass in. Using the factory rubbers would not work for me because there were too many rust holes in the channel.
 

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Mine are falling apart, and since I have the glass/sash out of the door, I thought I'd replace the filler. That is, if I can find the right shape.
Dredging up a 5 year old old thread... Have you or anyone else come up with a solution for this? I'm faced with the same problem. I couldn't find anything on the net, and just sent in inquiry to Steel Rubber to see if they carry the correct piece or if they don't I asked if they would consider making these. I figure with reproduction door glass now available that these sahs fillers would be in greater demand these days.
 

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A larger glass supply should have what I call 'glass setting tape'
It comes in different thicknesses and widths.

Pretty much the same stuff used in the vent glass of older cars.

Sold by the foot-----but you need to know the thickness of the glass and the inside width of the sash.

a little soapy water and the sash should tap onto the glass with some resistance.
give it some time to dry out-----trim it----and it will stay there as long as you want it to.
 

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Steele sells it (I used it) They call it universal sash channel moulding, or something like that. Get on their webpage in the Chevelle section, and it's toward the end (last 2 or 3 items)

It's sold by the foot. I took a chance, ordered some, and it's EXACTLY like the factory version, you just have to trim the ends.


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Yep, this is an old post of mine. This part is unique to a 65 coupe. I called everywhere and searched the Internet to find these parts. A generic filler piece will work in a pinch, but doesn't fill the gap between the window and filler piece. I suppose you could glue in a second piece to emulate the C channel.

I searched junk yards for Chevelle and Skylark 2-door coupes and found a really good set of four off a Skylark. Found lots of broken and cracked pieces. I consider my find lucky.
 

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Fortunately I kept the number of a local guy that had some '67 doors for sale on CL a couple of years ago. I decided to call this week and he fortunately still had the doors for sale. I bought all 4 with the hopes of finding good glass and seals. 3 of the 4 are in good shape and I'll be using the two best ones. I stripped the glass from the worst sash and am sending it to Steele Rubber this week. They sound interested in reproducing the filler but couldn't give an estimate on when they could work on it.
To support what Mike explained about the difference between this and the standard Glass Setting Tape, here's some pics of what I sent to Steele Rubber. Hopefully the can bring this to market.
 

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Steele sells It for the hardtop and convertible glass channels, not sure about the El Camino, because the pic you posted doesn't look like my glass run channels.

Here's the part #, and a pic for the "car" windows. It's on my 2 door glasses, and it's EXACTLY like the old rotted pieces i replaced it with.


SIDE WINDOW RUN CHANNEL: <-----(scroll down to this header, it's the last item)
Weatherstrip, door window filler, lower window sash. Use as required for widows with bolt-on sash channels.

70-1693-57.....$ 4.40/ft.
 

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Like i already said, Steele sells It !!! Here's your part #, and a pic. It's on my 2 door glasses, and it's EXACTLY like the old rotted pieces i replaced it with.


Weatherstrip, door window filler, lower window sash. Use as required for widows with bolt-on sash channels.

70-1693-57.....$ 4.40/ft.
I'm sorry, I don't see how they are the same. The cross section of the piece in the center of the picture I posted is shaped like an "M". I see how the part you show could be used in a pinch, but the the part on my windows has two different thickness' on the portion that sets on the outside of the sash. It appears to have been extruded in the "M" shape highlighted in red in the center diagram. I'm still going to send the piece to Steele Rubber to see what they say.

Perhaps the El Camino and post cars are different than the "frameless" window cars. The trim piece you show is said to work on cars with "Bolt In Glass". The El Camino glass is not bolted in. The sash is made up two peices that are rivited together. The u channel for the glass/filler is riveted to the C channel that houses the regulator guide wheels.
Maybe both styles are used depending on body style... Anyone know for sure?
 

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That pic is what my 66 Elky has----probably all the Sedan cars use the same thing

the 66/7 hardtops/converts I believe are different.
 

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Looking at the assembly manual, it shows what appears to be bolt in glass for body styles "37" 2 Door Sport Coupe, and "67" 2 door convertible. So that makes sense that there are actually two different filler strips. The one Steele already has is for coupes / convertibles, the one I posted would presumably be for El Caminos, wagons, 4 doors and post cars...
 

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The 65 coupe lower sash channel inner filler is unique to that year and model for Chevelle and Skylark. The part posted by "65 Convertible" looks very similar. The critical dimension is the "C" part because it must fill the gap between the glass and the "felt". Below is a closeup view. My understanding is that El Caminos had a different filler, although I may be wrong on this because it has been a few years since I did the research.

 

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Reviving this old thread again for the same problem.

Post car's do not use the same sash molding and if you don't get this right then water might leak on down past the seal and into the door. Not sure on this.

What's crazy is that Steele Rubber shows the same 2" wide version for the sedans which isn't correct but might work.

What I did find was something very close to the original M channel rubber, it might even be the same part and the dimensions measurement seems very close.

http://www.steelerubber.com/filler-sash-channel-lower-70-2844-57

I also found a good replacement for the steel channel itself. All steel and looks to be the same.
http://www.rubbertherightway.com/window-channels-sweepers-fuzzies-window-54124-prd1.htm

Anyone tried these parts yet?
 
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