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#162349 - Mon May 26 2003 09:02 PM New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
Alan Horvath Offline

Registered: Mon May 26 2003 12:00 PM
Posts: 1319
Loc: North Brunswick, New Jersey - ...
This is my first post here.

I want to put new windows and felt tracks in the doors of my '54 Chevy pickup truck ... I've heard some guys complain about kits that are a pain to install ... anyone know where I can get the BEST kits from?

Thanks!
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#162350 - Wed May 28 2003 12:37 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
ysrjunkie Offline
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Registered: Mon May 05 2003 12:00 PM
Posts: 110
Loc: Spring, TX
I'm in the same boat with my 54. I've heard good things about Steele Rubber products but have not used them yet. Welcome to the stovebolt page wink
The lounge is a good source for info too
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#162351 - Wed May 28 2003 02:10 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
Alan Horvath Offline

Registered: Mon May 26 2003 12:00 PM
Posts: 1319
Loc: North Brunswick, New Jersey - ...
Thanks for posting, ysrjunkie!

So far, it looks like LMCtruck has the best kit ... a pal over at Hotrodders.com put one in and said he was very happy with it.

SoffSeal is definitely the best way to go for weatherstripping -- only they don't supply any Chevy's earlier than 1955, so, again, LMC Truck will be my choice.
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#162352 - Mon Jun 02 2003 02:02 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
bobs52 Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 21 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 37
Loc: Arvada Co.
I have had good luck with( Re Pop) stuff It';s not at all expencive and works well.Mine,on my 52 went in easy after I figured out how it all worked. grin
good luck Bob
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#162353 - Fri Jun 06 2003 09:57 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
Deaner Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 27 2000 12:00 PM
Posts: 171
Loc: mn
I just received my kit from Chevy Duty. Hey Bob, do you have any tips to pass along on where to start? Or, what not to do? I do have my trusy manual, but first hand experience would be great to fall back on.
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#162354 - Fri Jun 06 2003 07:54 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
Alan Horvath Offline

Registered: Mon May 26 2003 12:00 PM
Posts: 1319
Loc: North Brunswick, New Jersey - ...
Hey, Deaner

I ordered all my stuff this week ... should be installing it all next week, and I'll be posting pics, etc. at my site when I'm done.

When are you doing yours?
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#162355 - Sat Jun 07 2003 01:17 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
Zeker6 Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 191
Loc: DELTA, PA
Anyone know of a supply for a 49-50 side door rear glass channel guide (in the door). I see them for a 51> (Chevy Duty 03-917/918) with wing windows, but I am using the one piece windowed door, it was rusted away, I have peiced together but would like to replace. Zeke
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#162356 - Sat Jun 07 2003 01:47 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
GMCpanel Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 29 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 2664
Loc: Springfield, MO
Put an ad in the Swap Meet - some of the guys from the rust-free west will likely have what you are looking for.
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#162357 - Sat Jun 07 2003 08:53 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
47Thriftmaster Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 15 2003 12:00 PM
Posts: 49
I rebuilt the door glass channels, seals, etc on my '47 a few months ago. I used Chevy Duty products. It was fairly easy to do. You basically rip out the old and bend in the new. On my truck the old window channels had staples/clips holding them to the window frame, plus a few scews. I couldn't figure out how to duplicate the staples and wound up just bending the felt channels into place and securing with the screws. It worked fine. You bend to shape best you can, then roll up the window to finish the form fit, back the window down and put in the screws. Of the restoration projects on my truck it was one of the easiest and most satisfying - it worked the first time and didn't require any swearing.

Good luck, Dave
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#162358 - Mon Jun 09 2003 12:13 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup
Deaner Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 27 2000 12:00 PM
Posts: 171
Loc: mn
Alan,

Hoping to tackle this in the next 3-4 weeks. I need a sunny day as the truck is not garaged. I am also trying to get the outside handle off as it just swings in the wind but it will not budge. Pictures would be great! Short term I have small pieces of cardboard wedged on either side of the glass to keep it from chattering.
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