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#162349 - Tue May 27 2003 02:02 AM New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
Alan Horvath  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,319
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!


Alan Horvath
54 Chevy Pickup


#162350 - Wed May 28 2003 05:37 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
ysrjunkie  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 110
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


1954 Chevy 3100 235
2 Yamaha YSR50's
05 Silverado crew
00 Yamaha TT-R125 Supermoto

#162351 - Wed May 28 2003 07:10 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
Alan Horvath  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,319
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.


Alan Horvath
54 Chevy Pickup

#162352 - Mon Jun 02 2003 07:02 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
bobs52  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 37
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


Every man builds his world in his own image.
He has the power to choose,but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
If he abdicates his power he abdicates
his status of man....John Gault

#162353 - Fri Jun 06 2003 02:57 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
Deaner  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 171
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.


Deaner
1950 Chevy 3600 Stake Bed

I don't know where I'm going, but there's no sense being late!

#162354 - Sat Jun 07 2003 12:54 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
Alan Horvath  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,319
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?


Alan Horvath
54 Chevy Pickup

#162355 - Sat Jun 07 2003 06:17 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
Zeker6  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 191
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 06:47 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
GMCpanel  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,664
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 - Sun Jun 08 2003 01:53 AM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
47Thriftmaster  Offline
Apprentice
Joined: Jan 2003
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


Don't read the directions, that'd be too easy.

#162358 - Mon Jun 09 2003 05:13 PM Re: New Window & Track Kit for '54 Chevy Pickup  
Deaner  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 171
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.


Deaner
1950 Chevy 3600 Stake Bed

I don't know where I'm going, but there's no sense being late!

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