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Old 08-13-2014, 08:12 AM
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window glass/seals

I have a 49 f5 that needs all the glass and seals. Just wondering what everyone else has experienced as far as quality. Im not all that concerned with price. Where the best place is to order? Should I have the glass cut and fit locally? If I order everything through the various places will it fit proper? Any thoughts from experience?

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:29 AM
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I just went through this entire process. LMC truck is basically the last national vendor that carries and handles the glass, and it will be cheaper than getting it cut locally. I learned that lesson the hard way (especially when you consider the gas money, aggravation, etc.). As a result, I went ahead and ordered everything from them. You can point and click until your finger hurts on their website. I like their setup. They have blown up parts diagrams and you can just pick what you need. They're shipping cost on even the front windshield is not bad. Plus they pack it unbelievably well in huge amounts of blown Styrofoam type stuff (like Great Stuff that we use around windows and doors). They also have the better clips for the legendary anti-rattle felts. Don't worry about the fact that your truck is an F-5. All of that stuff will be the same as an F-1. I was well satisfied with all of the stuff I ordered, including the glass.
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I'll second the Doc's advice.

I went and got my glass cut locally and the fit was not very good. It is possible that my truck's glass was not original when they used it as templates and the sizes came out smaller. And also , maybe, they cut even smaller than the glass that I brought them.
I wish I just bought some from the catalog, it would have fit better I think and would not have cost more.

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Thanks for the replies!! Great to have the experience and knowledge!!

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Oh yeah...I should mention that the glass seals I bought from Dennis Carpenter were pretty good - no problems with fit.

Except the anti-rattle fuzzies that go along the bottom of the door window opening. They just weren't of the same quality or fit as the originals. Everything else was OK though.
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Rubber seals

Having done many cars & trucks over the years, there is no better quality or
fit than Steele Rubber. Steele Rubber Products - Quality Crafted Automotive Rubber Parts and Weatherstripping

They are the benchmark by which all other
manufacturers should be judged.

I will also tell you, as will others, Steele is the most expensive.

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How abt National parts depot? They are abt 45min drive so no shipping.
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I will also tell you, as will others, Steele is the most expensive.
Good grief!! You're not kidding about that part. The first thing on their website for my truck was the windshield rubber seal. They want $117.70!!! LMC and the others sell that for $20. They want $37 for the fuel neck grommet. 9 bucks anywhere else.
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I have the latest lmc truck catalog and there is a lot of information in it as well as their exploded parts views are very helpful. I haven't heard of the other places mentioned. I will check them out to.

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