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Window Channel Installation
#1228622 Sat Aug 05 2017 09:42 PM
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I'm installing glass and gaskets in most of the windows of my 1954 gmc and I'm not sure how to secure the new window channels in the doors.
The old channel has clips stuck to it somehow. Do I need to reuse the clips on the new channel?
Here's a picture to try and help explain.

[IMG]http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o546/Adam_Jerstad/Mobile%20Uploads/0804172146.jpg[/IMG]

Last edited by AdamK1500; Sat Aug 05 2017 09:43 PM.

1954 GMC 350-27
Re: Window Channel Installation
AdamK1500 #1228627 Sat Aug 05 2017 10:18 PM
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Adam, in the end I have used some emblem/weather stripping adhesive and some real small sheet metal screws in strategic places like the corners and have never had a problem......... I'm not sure now days but there use to be a vendor that had the "real deal".


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Re: Window Channel Installation
AdamK1500 #1228636 Sat Aug 05 2017 11:25 PM
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That seems like an easier solution. Maybe I'll try and find the brackets. If they're cheap it might be worth a shot.


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Re: Window Channel Installation
AdamK1500 #1228666 Sun Aug 06 2017 02:34 AM
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I did the same thing.
There are places where theres 2 layers of sheet metal in the frame.
I used small black metal metal assembly screws like in vcr and camcorders.
Drilled and tapped holes.
Worked well and invisible.


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Re: Window Channel Installation
AdamK1500 #1228667 Sun Aug 06 2017 02:42 AM
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The aftermarket brackets are not made of the same kind of steel as the originals and are therefore difficult to make usable. Another issue is that it is difficult to attach the brackets to the channels. They have two prongs on them which are installed like a staple.
It is also difficult to reuse the original brackets because the metal is stiff and brittle, making it hard to straighten the prongs out.
It is much easier to hold the channels in place with tiny self-tapping screws, and you only need a few of them to keep the channels in place.
Carl

Re: Window Channel Installation
AdamK1500 #1228797 Mon Aug 07 2017 12:06 AM
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Thanks for the input! That's the route I'll go, and hopefully the truck will be weather tight soon!


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