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wing vent window weatherstripping #1301973 Wed Mar 06 2019 08:54 PM
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bluesman Offline OP
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So, I've managed to get the wing vent assemblies back together, with one exception. I can't find the little rivets that hold the vertical strip in place. I'm talking about the part where the wing vent window closes against the vertical bar.
Does anyone know where to get those? Or what size they are? Or some sort of substitute?

Tim

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I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.

Tim
Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bluesman] #1301992 Thu Mar 07 2019 12:26 AM
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bartamos Offline
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This may or may not help but seems possible.

https://www.classicparts.com/1951-87-Vent-Assembly-Rivets/productinfo/03-825

https://www.classicparts.com/1951-87-Vent-Rivet-Setting-Tool/productinfo/03-835/

When restoring a truck, one needs to get familiar with vendors who specialize in the parts. Get good at searching those vendor sites. This took less than 12 parsecs to find.
No problem, just FYI. You can thank your Lucky Stars I'm here. Whether you own a "Mercury Comet", a Chevy "Astro" or a Plymouth "Satellite", parts are in this Galaxy. (sorry, I read your profile)


Laziness is the Father of invention.


Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bartamos] #1302002 Thu Mar 07 2019 01:12 AM
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Jay Zed Offline
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Originally Posted by bartamos
This took less than 12 parsecs to find.
No problem, just FYI. You can thank your Lucky Stars I'm here. Whether you own a "Mercury Comet", a Chevy "Astro" or a Plymouth "Satellite", parts are in this Galaxy. (sorry, I read your profile)


Ha ha, good stuff!

Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bluesman] #1302003 Thu Mar 07 2019 01:15 AM
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Lots of guys just glue those in place. I would recommend black urethane sealant, and use some clamps to hold the seal in place until the sealant cures.

Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bluesman] #1302006 Thu Mar 07 2019 01:25 AM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
I just used some small blind rivets. Stainless, so they wouldn't rust.

Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bluesman] #1302012 Thu Mar 07 2019 01:41 AM
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I'll have to go with Carl on this one.....been running glued on pieces like you describe for years...no problems and the rivets can be a pain in the back side. I gave up on mine, the rivets were so hard you couldn't set them and the little tool I bought with them was useless/worthless. Your choice though.


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Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bluesman] #1302014 Thu Mar 07 2019 01:45 AM
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bartamos Offline
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I did see that Classic also had SS.


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Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: MNSmith] #1302025 Thu Mar 07 2019 02:11 AM
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bartamos Offline
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Originally Posted by MNSmith
I just used some small blind rivets. Stainless, so they wouldn't rust.

Blind rivets have a stick out. How does that work on a division bar where both sides need flush? Also aren't the rivet sizes predetermined by the hole and countersink sizes?
I only know TF. Maybe AD is different, just curious.


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Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bluesman] #1302031 Thu Mar 07 2019 02:50 AM
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I used the tool and rivets that batamos posted.

After screwing-up one into oblivion, all the rest were quite easy to install.

I know what to do on the truck I should be restoring.


Tim
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Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bluesman] #1302044 Thu Mar 07 2019 04:48 AM
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Fox Offline
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Tim, I used the classic rivets and I found the installation to go fairly smoothly. Like Tim said aw well, i screwed up the first rivet (not in the frame though, it was on my vise) and then got the feel for the tool and it went easier after that. One good thing about the kit was that it came with a couple extra rivets and I suspect it was exactly for this reason!

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Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bartamos] #1302047 Thu Mar 07 2019 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bartamos

Blind rivets have a stick out. How does that work on a division bar where both sides need flush? Also aren't the rivet sizes predetermined by the hole and countersink sizes?
I only know TF. Maybe AD is different, just curious.


It's been a while, but there must be space on the backside. The channel felt sits where it is supposed to and I have no window bind. I must've checked fitment before I used them.

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Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bluesman] #1302048 Thu Mar 07 2019 05:43 AM
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bartamos Offline
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That would sure be a lot easier. I will check that method next time. Is that the head side? I was thinking of the upset end stick out. Must be clearance as you say.


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Re: wing vent window weatherstripping [Re: bartamos] #1302113 Thu Mar 07 2019 09:29 PM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Originally Posted by bartamos
Is that the head side?


Yes.

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