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Old 02-03-2009, 07:04 PM
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Restoring Rear Quarter Window Tracks (Felt/Rubber) - '70 Nova [Pics]

First of all, I'm not sure if this post belongs here or in the Interior section, so feel free to move if necessary.

I removed the rear quarter windows from my Nova two-door and I am looking to replace or restore the tracks/seals at the top/rear and front of the window opening (NOT the "fuzzies" at the bottom). Here are the offending parts:





The aftermarket does sell these as complete tracks:
http://www.novaparts.com/cgi-bin/com...terior&pid=153


The problem is that the new channels cost $110. I've also done some snooping and have heard that they do not allow the window to roll up and down very well, if at all. So for now I'd like to look past "replace" and focus more on "restore" to save some money, if possible. The metal parts of the channels are all in decent shape, so if I can somehow replace the felt and rubber parts, that is what I'd like to do.

Has anybody done this before? Where is the best place to get the materials (the felt and the rubber)? Any techniques or recommendations?

So far I'm thinking a craft store like Michael's or Joanne for the felt, but I'm clueless about the rubber. Once I have the materials I would probably cut out what's there and just glue in the new stuff rather than try and disassemble all of the small pieces holding the stock stuff in.

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Yea, I have a 1970 nova. Been in your situation... I found that replacement of the weatherstip was well worth the money! Check with NNN (National Nostalgic Nova) for everything Nova... not just parts but tips, tricks, articles, advisors, support, etc.

Best of luck!
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