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Username Post: Door Window Install--Exploded View?        (Topic#197494)
Gunk 
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08-28-08 03:40 PM - Post#1509858    

Esteemed CTers,

I bought my car "in a basket" and am now to the glass install stage. I have new glass and felts and am reconditioning the regulators, glass channels, etc. Having never done this before, an exploded view or pic of a proper door glass install (57 B/A Four Door Sedan) would be helpful. I've read many of the threads but haven't come across one. As usual, appreciate your continued support!
Gunk
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08-29-08 06:21 AM - Post#1510223    
    In response to Gunk

The service manual and the "Guide to restoring 57 Chevys" are both a big help.

 
Gunk 
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08-29-08 05:50 PM - Post#1510796    
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Thanks....guess the service manual doesn't really lay it out for me. If there is no exploded view, are there step-by-step instructions on the order to install the entire window assemblay with felts, rails, etc?
Gunk
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67SS427 
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08-29-08 06:17 PM - Post#1510823    
    In response to Gunk

This looks like what you need:

http://www.danchuk.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=932&...
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Gunk 
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08-31-08 04:58 AM - Post#1511644    
    In response to 67SS427

Thanks again guys....looks like I have a bit of work to do
Gunk
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Gunk 
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09-19-08 03:25 PM - Post#1525577    
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OK folks....have the U channel installed on the LR door and have rebuilt all window regulators. I'm ready for the glass install but can't figure out how to insert the glass in the U Channel. No problem getting the glass on the glass setting channel. The glass binds against the door as I set it thru the top at an angle and it won't go in the U channel straight up and down due to the width. Don't know if this is clear (pun intended) but welcome any ideas. If you could sequence me thru it, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
Gunk
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67SS427 
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09-19-08 04:13 PM - Post#1525599    
    In response to Gunk

Sorry to have to tell you, but you need to know . On the rear doors, I think you have to install the glass first before installing the u-channel. I've only done one 4 door sedan, and that's what I had to do on it, since the glass won't seem to go otherwise. I looked at those Danchuk directions and the shop manual instructions and I am surprised they don't tell you that.
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Gunk 
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09-19-08 04:15 PM - Post#1525601    
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Bummer....hope I can get the adhesive to release without destroying the channel. Thanks
Gunk
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Gunk 
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09-20-08 04:27 AM - Post#1525818    
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Steve,
Good call....after I removed the U channel, no problem with the window. How can I install the bottom stainless without destroying the paint? It binds at the ends. Thanks again
Gunk
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Gunk 
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09-22-08 06:57 PM - Post#1527369    
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One (hopefully) last question on this thread. Have a C.A.R.S. door panel installed...nails worked fine. Cut out an small "X" for the handle splines. In order to install the door/window handles, is the larger end of the spring against the handle and the plastic washer in the door panel or is it another way? My first project so please stop laughing Thanks
Gunk
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J REID 
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09-23-08 07:31 AM - Post#1527606    
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the spring goes between the door & the pannel. the plastic washer goes between the pannel & the window crank, door handle etc.
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Gunk 
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09-23-08 08:07 AM - Post#1527627    
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Thanks. Gotta pull the panel now I guess. Which way does the plastic washer face?
Gunk
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Gunk 
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09-23-08 12:43 PM - Post#1527814    
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OK...got it. Faces to the door. Thanks for all the help. This thread is dead.
Gunk
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67SS427 
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09-25-08 11:37 AM - Post#1529232    
    In response to Gunk

Maybe not quite dead, since you didn't get an answer about installing the stainless molding .
The BelAir sedan stainless moldings at the base of the side windows does fit tight on the ends and can scrape the paint when trying to install them. I will hang a piece of 4 mil plastic sheeting over the paint in those spots to protect the paint, slip on the molding, and pull out the plastic. You have to still be careful, since the stainless can cut thru the plastic while doing it or be difficult to pull out without tearing apart and leaving pieces, due to the tightness. A plastic Bondo spreader can be slipped between the molding and the body to help get out the plastic sheet, if needed. But, it can work well...I just did a 57 Bel Air sedan and didn't make a scratch on it.
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Gunk 
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09-25-08 02:31 PM - Post#1529353    
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Thanks Steve....great advice. Boogered mine up a bit and will have to touch up. Passenger side still to go so I'll try the bondo knife. Thanks again!
Gunk
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