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  • 58 hardtop Rear quarter front edge weather strip

    I ordered replacement weatherstrip for front of the rear quarter windows from Dennis Carpenter but itís too narrow to bridge gap to front window. Itís about 3/4 of the width of original. Suggestions?

    Quarter Window Seal
    Item ID: B9A-6330146-PR
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    If the old seals fit okay and it's not a window adjustment problem, I would say they sent you the wrong seals. I replaced mine and just made a measurement from the edge of the metal frame (seals installed) to the edge of the rubber and it measures 5/8". You can check that against the ones that were sent to you.
    Nyles

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    • #3
      I Agree with Nyles. The only adjustment I had to make was the length of the weather strip, and if someone says you shouldn't have to adjust that for size, I would disagree, strongly. I had to adjust the height from the top so the bottom lined up.

      Dean

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      • #4
        Thanks! Iíve decided that the weatherstrip I thought was original was from some other hard top car. Drivers window is too far forward so iíll Adjust window reward first. Vent window will probably have to come aft also. The length of new weatherstripping will have to be trimmed also.
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        • #5
          When the window is properly adjusted, could someone measure the distance between back of side window metal trim and front of quarter window metal trim? Thanks
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          • #6
            Jim can you take a picture of what measurement you want on Lucille and then I will measure our 58 for you?

            When the window is properly adjusted, could someone measure the distance between back of side window metal trim and front of quarter window metal trim?
            Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
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            58HT #33317
            60 HT (Sold )

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            • #7
              On my 58 the distance is half an inch (the gap between the front window metal frame and the quarter window metal frame).
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              1958 T-Bird "Trov„o Rosa" - "Rose Thunder"
              Thunderbird registry #61670

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              • #8
                I just checked mine and I have about 3/8" metal frame to metal frame. That was achieved after hours and hours of adjusting the windows and opening the slots in frame to allow for more movement. I also had to move the door windows to the rear to close the gap. Have fun.
                These quarter windows can be a real challenge to get right.
                Nyles
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                • #9
                  Thanks everyone! Thatís it. Iíve got a lot of work to do with mine. Someone put a wider weatherstrip on it. More like the 72 Cougar from what I remember. So Iíll work to get 1/2 inch or less.
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