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Old 11-27-2011, 06:02 PM
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window channel problem

Hey guys......have a problem with the rear channel replacement for the windows on the '59 F100. The tab that sits in the slot to set the rear channel appears low. The channel doesn't go down far enough to set in the bottom tab slot. Looks like it should be up at least an inch. (i wish i could figure out how to paste a pic from my computer here.........
Don't know what to do with these....both rear channels have the tab in the same place....
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:26 PM
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Kind of hard to follow you but are you talking about the 'door glass run"? Does it line up on the top portion and butt up against the division bar?
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Thanks for getting back to me.....
No, this is the long piece of felt that goes across the top of the window and down the back of the door (sets in a notch at the bottom of the door; and a slot about 15" up, just below where the door handle sits. I ended up drilling out the rivets that hold the male end of the slot and moving it up about 1-1/2".......but now the buttons on the inside of the channel don't fit in the holes ...probably cut them off and use the every popular 3M adhesive to mount in the tracks....
I've come to realize nothing really fits like it should/could, so it'll be a project of "make it work"....
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Hobbs53; Sorry I can't offer any help for you, but You may be able to help me and others. I'm not ready for the window replacement on my 59 yet, however I would like to avoid any future problems, could you tell us where you purchased your felt! There are several places that offer window parts that are made in house I would like to avoid the ones that don't really fit well.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:37 PM
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What you are describing is called a "Door Glass Run". It is made of fabric and often trimmed with stainless edges. There are small metal pop in buttons to hold it in place along the inside edge and as you say should slip into a notch on the back support and behind a tab on the bottom. I believe we are talking about the same item. With it not sliding down as far as it should, is it too long at the other end at the "divider bar"? (The metal bar between the side window and the vent window) Some of these replacement parts can be a real bear. I redid my entire truck but the most frustration I had was with rebuilding the door windows.
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Hey Spurred..yup, that's the one; it wasn't too long at the top end either, so...............ended up drilling out the rivets and remounting the insert; ground off the buttons and will glue it in place...after all is said and done, it looks like it'll fit ok....haven't put the glass in yet, and will dry run that before i glue ANYTHING, but................like my dad used to say....
" just gotta make it work".......

Teddy, the parts came from Dales Mfg. Co.....my brother had the kit and sent it along with the truck when i became the proud owner...materials are good, just .......didn't line up right...
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I belive mine was from Vintage Glass but not sure. I bought it third party off Ebay several years ago.
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spurredon......got one of the windows in........what an absolute PITA..........wow........
it goes up and down really hard.............................might have to take it out again and try and figure why...there's some slop side to side ...don't really see a way to adjust for that.....................................i see what you mean by a nightmare redoing the windows........any thoughts you have are DEEPLY appreciated!!
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The glass may have been replaced and the dimension (from the division bar towards the back of door) might be slightly longer. It would not have to be off by much to be tight. Another possibility although remote is the glass is thicker than original.
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Hey Hobbs! I used original FoMoCo glass and still struggled. I never did get it to work smoothly. They go up and down alright but you have to work on them. Are you working on the doors off the truck or on? I had them laying down on stands and that made them a little easier to work on. Not any easier to adjust but less back breaking. Maybe I should take another crack at them now that they are back on to see if I can get them any smoother. Have Fun!!
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Spurredon......no, the doors are on the truck.......yea, sitting next to the door...craning my neck to look up inside......getting up....sitting down....getting up.......uf da......
did you replace the crank, roller, etc...? i just did the channels, dividing bar and felt......; yea, they're a bear......
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Yeah, I replaced the rollers. I used the same regulators but cleaned them up and lubricated them very well. That working on them in place gets old! I also did the vent seals which were a good time. My vent glass was broken but my frames were good, so I got glass from another fellow here on the forum in a swap deal and changed them out. That took a little doing as well. Anchored the new glass in with cork and black RTV. Looks decent. I still plan on getting back to making the side windows crank smooth but have been working overtime every day since the middle of June with most week ends off fortunately.

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