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Has anyone replaced window channels on a '40 deluxe convertible?
I'm trying to finish reassembling my father's '40 Ford convertible. It's been off the road for years. I'm having trouble getting the windows back in the doors. I ordered a window channel kit from Bob Drake that's supposed to be exactly as Henry made them, which has the fuzzy channel the length of the vent window. I found, in Pop's cellar, a set of pretty much bald fuzzy channels that seem to be the right length for the door, which goes all the way down to the bottom of the vent frame work and the length of the channel at the back of the window. If anyone has a 40 convertible, can you tell me if the channel goes all the way down? Or, are the metal channels bare where the wheels ride? Bob Drake's folks can't really tell me how this is supposed to work. Thanks for any help you can offer.
November 18, 2008
Here is an article about doing just that and it states, "There is also a channel in the door that the felt channel sits in, which ends where the vent window sat. This required mounting wooden blocks at the front quarter of the door to support the felt channel."
Good luck with the resto and I hope that someone else can come along and offer more info than I have.
November 18, 2008
You can order felt from either steel prod. or dennis carpenter. I;m not a motorhead but I did replace mine and it's not that hard. The track that the wheels ride have NO felt
Try removing the door panel and taken a look
November 20, 2008
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