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Side window rubber scrapes 1946 Chevy #1257780 Wed Mar 07 2018 02:11 PM
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Have installed the side window rubber scrappers in Sparky. What a royal pain! They do not fit! Need to try a different part supplier. Recommendations will be appreciated.

Re: Side window rubber scrapes 1946 Chevy [Re: 46Sparky] #1257804 Wed Mar 07 2018 04:27 PM
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Re: Side window rubber scrapes 1946 Chevy [Re: 46Sparky] #1257983 Fri Mar 09 2018 02:02 PM
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I would be interested in knowing what the issue is/was, and the solution. I will be doing this area of my 41 this season (hopefully).


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Re: Side window rubber scrapes 1946 Chevy [Re: 46Sparky] #1258004 Fri Mar 09 2018 03:55 PM
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The rubber scrapes/sweeps fit so tight against the window glass and glass frame raising or lowering the glass is near impossible. The rubber is seated in the door panel and door channels correctly. It is a real hassle to install them and a real bummer when after all that struggle, to discover the effort was in vain! Had I thought to search here in the Stovebolt beforehand I might have avoided this problem. There was a long thread discussion in 2015 in the Stovebolt about problems the Advanced Design Truck guys were having with product differences. Apparently, the vendors offer different width rubber products. I have heard from two other ‘46 truck owners that used Jim Carter’s sweeps with success. I have ordered some from them and will give them a try.

Re: Side window rubber scrapes 1946 Chevy [Re: 46Sparky] #1262214 Wed Apr 11 2018 02:59 PM
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I just got done installing window seals and glass in my '36. The set I got from Chevs of the 40s (a Steele product) are WAY to big, as if they are for trucks from the 70's or something. The ones I got from Jim Carter's Oldchevytrucks.com are the correct smaller ones for your 1946!

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Re: Side window rubber scrapes 1946 Chevy [Re: 46Sparky] #1262222 Wed Apr 11 2018 04:49 PM
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Yes, that is what I discovered after talking to a couple other guys that experience the same headache. I intended to update the progress on that task. The JC product also fit in the channel a bit easier as well. Seems like for some rubber items Steele is the go to vendor and for others not so much.


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