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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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windshield sealing

My 1960 bel air has cracked rubber windshield rubber and rear window rubber and the carpet and trunk all had water in them when the car was delivered. I dried it out and think my next move would be to put new windshield and rear window rubber on. What is a good brand to get. Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 09:56 AM
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Softseal is usually known as the best.

Check with a vendor to see if they have Softseal available.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thank you62BillT
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 11:14 AM
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Water and bare steel is a recipe for rust. You may have rusted out floor boards as well as window channels, dash, back tray, and trunk. Need to be prepared to repair what you find before throwing parts at it that will need to be replaced again later if you don't.

If you don't fix the rust first it will continue to expand and the swelling will cause the rubber to swell and leak again. If the car is from the desert Southwest it will cause the rubber and plastic and cloth to turn to dust. Good news is that is much easier to repair than rust which requires water (a rare commodity in the desert Southwest).

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2019, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I will check to see what the problem is. I dont think the car was ever outside except for when it was transported. The obvious thing is the windshield rubber has cracks every few inches and it was pouring out the day it was delivered from Oklahoma
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I agree with Bill, and will also note that I believe the 2 companies Metro and Steele Rubber Company are both good places to check.



(I have some Metro pieces)

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Does anyone know how to take the windshield out of a 1960 4door bel air? I want to check the windshield frame for rust as well as put in a new seal. I want to do this for the back window also. The rubber seals have cracks every few inches. Also the vent window seals need replacing. Thank you
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 10:41 PM
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I can help you with the Top Exterior Windshield Molding. There are Studs with Nuts that you must get at from the inside of the car. The rest of the Moldings are all held on by screws. If you are not going to save the rubber, what I do is just cut it off with a utility knife. I just cut the rubber along the edge of the Windshield to free it up, then just carefully remove it. I only cut the top and the sides. It will then just lift out of the bottom with no problem.

Haven't lost one yet, lol.

You will also need to remove the Cowl Vent Grille to get at the screws that hold on the 2 bottom Moldings.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2019, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thank you for the information Bill
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