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Hey everyone, hoping you can help. Ive got water coming in on the passengers side at the window seal & wing window post. The window looks like it is not close enough to the seal, the seal does not get pushed up and out when the window reaches the end of upward travel. (seal still slopes down towards inside of door) my questions are;

1, do I have the correct side seal on the passenger's side, should the chrome bead go past the window diver post, or should it go past the rear of the door frame, swapping drivers & passengers would change this (pictures)?
2, I've adjusted the wing/divider bar as outboard as I can using the screw at the bottom of it to try to push the window outboard, no luck. Is there any other adjustment?

I compared measurements of both door's opening between inner & outer skins, beads on weatherstrip. Driver's door is about 1" even to 1 1/16"...Passenger's door is 1 1/8" at rear & 1 3/16" at front. Is there any adjustment for this? Iv'e tried closing the door & trying to push the outer skin "In" to close the gap, I've closed the gap maybe 1/16" but wondering if I'm doing the right thing???

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My first guess is that the 1-3/16" gap up by the wing window is your first problem. Underneath the wing window there are two metal tabs that are welded to eachother. On tab is tied to the inner shell, the other is tied to the outer door skin. On my doors, as well as a parts door, the tab had broken away. I beleive this is the only piece that ties the two panels to eachother along the top. 1-1/16" is about what I measured befro I replaced my door skins. If you want to inspect the tabs, remove the inner door panel, and you should be able to see the tabs beneath the bottom of the wing window.

As far as sealing up the glass to the weatherstrip, the glass should have the proper seals installed. If the glass was ever replaced using the original glass base but with generic glass setting tape, then that could be cause for some leakage.

Here's a link to another post that shows what the window seals should look like on a'65 El Camino door...

http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211700
 

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Thanks Tony, I'll check those tabs this weekend. I am the third owner of the car and I'm thinking the glass is original. Where the glass meets the channel that holds it, it looked like a stock item to me. I don't think it had the be beveled rubber piece like that post showed. When the window is all the way up, it looks like it would press the rubber seal upwards like it should be. If the tabs are broken that hold the door "halves" together, any special way to pull them back together other than squeeze them and weld them back together?

Thanks again for the info and reference to the othe link. I've got a 67 Malibu to compare it to, but those are different animals when it comes to this part.

Todd
 
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