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Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
#1388282 Mon Dec 14 2020 03:36 PM
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Well, I purchased the run channel clips, like the originals, from Steel Rubber products and I don't know how to install them. I could try the trial and error method, but would rather not. I watched Jerry Kassis' method of installing the run channels using sheet metal screws and that's definitely an option, but I hate to waste the money I spent , and no they were not cheap. Any suggestions ?

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Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
Dusty53 #1388285 Mon Dec 14 2020 04:22 PM
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I asked the same question a few years ago; how to use those clips. Posted a picture just like your picture. In the end, I didn't use them and glued the channel to the door. Seems gluing is a common solution.


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Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
Gord&Fran #1388290 Mon Dec 14 2020 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
I asked the same question a few years ago; how to use those clips. Posted a picture just like your picture. In the end, I didn't use them and glued the channel to the door. Seems gluing is a common solution.

Hey Gord, yep I'm right there with you. I watched Jerry Kassis from the Filling Station's YouTube series on rebuilding the doors and it was a fantastic group of video how-to's. His method ,which he performs in the video, is to use #4 Sheet metal screws in five locations...
Anyway here's where I'm at, I'm waiting on a call back from Steele Rubber Products. They are going to see if they can give me input on how its done. I'll update this post, however it turns out. I'm hoping I have not just added to " my box of unusable new parts" , lol.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
Dusty53 #1388300 Mon Dec 14 2020 05:33 PM
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Those prongs on the clips are poked thru the run channel and bent over slightly to secure them. At least that's the way they were when I removed the old ratty run channel from my doors. I have a couple of those on order (most were salvageable) and will attempt to install them that way when I get to that point. Although looking at your pics, and inspecting the run channel support that screws into the door, it appears I'm still missing the ones with the hook on them.
And yes those little steel bits are expensive!


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Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
Dusty53 #1388310 Mon Dec 14 2020 06:48 PM
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Check out the video posted by Fox (second post in this thread)

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...eed-to-replace-the-glass-i-took-out.html


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Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
klhansen #1388352 Tue Dec 15 2020 12:14 AM
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Dusty53 Offline OP
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Originally Posted by klhansen
Those prongs on the clips are poked thru the run channel and bent over slightly to secure them. At least that's the way they were when I removed the old ratty run channel from my doors. I have a couple of those on order (most were salvageable) and will attempt to install them that way when I get to that point. Although looking at your pics, and inspecting the run channel support that screws into the door, it appears I'm still missing the ones with the hook on them.
And yes those little steel bits are expensive!

Kevin, what you've said is pretty much what the guys at Steele Rubber told me. I suppose I expected too much from Steele.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
Gord&Fran #1388354 Tue Dec 15 2020 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
Check out the video posted by Fox (second post in this thread)

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...eed-to-replace-the-glass-i-took-out.html
Good video. I'm going to attempt to install the run channel clips. I'll update the post regardless of which method I go with.

Thanks Gord,Kevin, your help is appreciated. Thanks to Fox for the Video.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
Dusty53 #1388359 Tue Dec 15 2020 12:38 AM
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The lengths have been know to be off. A dry fit might be helpful

I glued mine, only used the clips in the door channels at the bottoms
Also glued my anti rattle strip.. its held for 9 years so far.

I did not have a way to bend those staples.

Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
DADS50 #1388564 Wed Dec 16 2020 02:34 AM
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Dusty53 Offline OP
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Originally Posted by DADS50
The lengths have been know to be off. A dry fit might be helpful

I glued mine, only used the clips in the door channels at the bottoms
Also glued my anti rattle strip.. its held for 9 years so far.

I did not have a way to bend those staples.

Agreed, bending those tangs is going to be a challenge, the guys at Steele Rubber told me it was tempered steel and that they can break. Suggested using a piece of wood cut just wide enough to fit inside the run channel and an arbor press to "push" the run channel clip though the metal backing and then crimp the tangs with a punch after turning the run channel over and removing the wood strip. Suggested that would allow the tangs to go into the soft wood. I'll update you how this turns out. Thanks, again, Dads50.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: Window run channel clips Installation 1954 3604
Dusty53 #1389015 Sat Dec 19 2020 02:51 PM
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There use to be a moderator here Alan Horvath, he had a 54 and had his own web site with good tips and pics. He had a good write up on the window channels and wiper. Cant find him or his web site anymore.

The staples I was referring to are for the felt wipes.

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