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Old 03-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #11
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I went out to the barn and started peeling back what's left of the felt. I found that my Dad had used two pop rivets, top and lower rear, to hold the channel in place. So that solves that mystery. I can't fully open the passenger door, I backed the truck in tight to make room for winter storage, so I can't do much to that side. I may have a mechanism problem on that side as the window will barely budge up or down. I think I'll order some parts and wait for warmer weather. Any idea where to buy the best channels?
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:18 PM   #12
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Hey ! Chevman57:
BelAir Joe here. I am in the process of changing out the felt in my 57 BelAir. From what I can tell so far in the back inside my felt was installed with staples. Factory i am assuming. The inside portion appears to be stapled to the crown medal molding. I am assuming I will remove the old and just glue it in. The outside section appears to be stapled to the outer door chrome piece. In order to remove it I believe I will have to remove the back window in order to get to the phillip screws holding the crome molding to the car. Is this right?

How do I change out the back upper angled section of the rear window? Part of it I can see phillip screws but on the arched section it appears that felt strips may have just been glued in. Really appreciate any guidance you can give!!!

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Old 03-21-2016, 09:28 PM   #13
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I'm enjoying this information. I have another question along this vein. Has anyone been able to remove the perimeter on the windows in the TK? Personally I think it detracts, making the window bulky, only my opinion. Just thinking out side the box so to speak. Thanks in advance.

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Here's a video.
It's very, very well done.
I did it just this way and it worked fine.
If you don't do it this way, you are going to have a heck of a time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ7iLf5VZfc
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Here's another great how-to video. Goes over everything from start to end.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=FL_...&v=MVIanBwPsc0
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Hi Chevman 57:

I am assuming you are talking about when you changed out the rear window top felt? Did you also change out the bottom felt in the rear windows? I am in the process of doing mine currently. It looks like I might have to remove the rear window or at the least disconnect it from the track and let it slide to the bottom of the door in order to get to the outer portion felt to change it. Can't get to the phillip screws to remove the outer piece of crome to get to the felt.

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Hi Chevman 57:

I am assuming you are talking about when you changed out the top felt? Did you also change out the bottom felt in the back windows? It looks like I might have to remove the rear window or at the least disconnect it from the track and let it slide to the bottom of the door in order to get to the outer portion felt to change it. Can't get to the phillip screws to remove the outer piece of crome to get to the felt.

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I need to change out the felt channels on both windows, but I would like a little guidance before I start ripping the doors apart. Do you have to take the glass and regulators out of the door? What holds them into the door frame? I grew up with this truck and learned how to drive in it decades ago and this is the one job Dad always did himself. Can anyone give me some help?
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the video that was posted to show you how to change the felts along the outside of your window opening is dead on. never glued, it always ends up in a mess for me. just use the snaps that the felts come with and take your time. Roger1 is dead on.
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I use the clips to snap felt track in, its easy and works very well. as far as the inner bottom felt it attaches to the inner window frame with staples that can be done on a work bench. the outer felt snaps in with clips, usually pre installed with your felt kit
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