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The rubber inserts on my quarter windows need to be replaced. I intend to buy those with the steel inserts, which of course will require the removal of the chrome trim to install the rubber. Any tips as to how best to remove the chrome channels from the quarter glass. Mine are in great shape, except for the rubber. Many thanks in advance...

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You dont have to remove the chrome to replace the rubber, they just slide in. I need replacement chrome channels for my 70, mine are pitted. They tell me any glass shop can replace the chrome channels, I think it's tempered glass but best to take it to shop. I'm having trouble finding the vert. chrome strips
 

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Merlin,

If you are referring to the rear window(s), the rubber strip will slide on/off from the bottom of the chrome channel as "leeds" said above. If you do find a set of rubber strips that fit as good as the originals, would you let us know.

Stay away from OPG (Original Parts Group), the ones they sent me were too short by 1/2" !!!

Any pictures of your car ?


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[This message has been edited by 68 Malibu (edited 10-06-2000).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by leeds:
You dont have to remove the chrome to replace the rubber, they just slide in. I need replacement chrome channels for my 70, mine are pitted. They tell me any glass shop can replace the chrome channels, I think it's tempered glass but best to take it to shop. I'm having trouble finding the vert. chrome strips<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have found several sources for the chrome channels you speak of... the first, a sponsor for Team Chevelle, is Ground Up Restorations. Order on line at www.396.com
The Paddock, Inc. also sells them...1-800-428-4319. Thanks for the response...
Patrick



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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 68 Malibu:
Merlin,

If you are referring to the rear window(s), the rubber strip will slide on/off from the bottom of the chrome channel as "leeds" said above. If you do find a set of rubber strips that fit as good as the originals, would you let us know.

Stay away from OPG (Original Parts Group), the ones they sent me were too short by 1/2" !!!

Any pictures of your car ?


Kent
'68 Malibu ZZ502/502

[This message has been edited by 68 Malibu (edited 10-06-2000).]
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Okay, I'm confused... The GM chassis manual I have shows the quarter window seals in question to be attached by screws from the back (inside) of the chrome channel. This would seem to indicate that at the very least, I will need to remove the channels to remove the seals. Has anyone found this to be true or is my manual in error?
By the way... no pictures of my car yet. This is the third 68SS I have owned. The first was an L35 4-speed equipped Grecian Green with ivy gold interior, black vinyl top coupe, buckets, console and full instrumentation. The second was another L35, this one was maroon with white vinyl top and white interior, automatic with bench. My current car is a non numbers matching (who cares anyway) L35 4-speed, Ermine white with black vinyl top, black interior, and incorrect 1970 stripes.

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