Single side window in a 47 Chevy Coupe? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-12-2005, 10:51 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Baxter MN
Posts: 22
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Single side window in a 47 Chevy Coupe?

Can anyone tell me where to get info on modifying my doors to get rid of my vent windows and use a one piece side window? Thanks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-13-2005, 06:21 AM
Will I ever get it done?
 

Last journal entry: Rear Armrests
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tulsa, OK
Age: 57
Posts: 1,049
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I haven't done my 41 yet, but I have the glass on order and the guy walked me through it on the phone. The 41 and 47 are very similar.

Obviously, you have to take out the old glass, regulator, vent wing assembly, and vent wing regulator. You have to take out the front channel/adjuster. You have to cut open the area that was originally under the vent wing. Modify the channel/adjuster so that it will attach to the very front of the window opening. You will have to locate and drill a hole for the lower attachment/adjusting screw. If you are using the stock regulator, you will have to weld a piece of 3/16" rod bent into an "L" shape to the front of it. You want the short leg of the "L" to ride in the front channel to give the glass extra stability going up and down. If you are using power windows, you may or may not have to do the "L" extension. Now for the fun part. If you sight down the bottom of the window as it is now, you will notice that the door has a "jog" in the opening right where the window ends and the vent wing begins. You will have to form and weld a piece of sheet metal to make this closer to a straight line. The guy I am buying the glass from indicate a piece 8 - 10 inches long would do the job. Likewise, you have to modify the interior garnish buy cutting a wedge out of it or bending it. Glue in channel attach the cat whiskers (or whatever you call them). I am not looking forward to the body work cause I'm not that great at it and I am slow. But the ones I have seen really look a lot cleaner, so I think it will be worth it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
500 cad in 47 chevy. Any tips please? south65ss Hotrodding Basics 7 01-07-2006 02:54 PM
where to pick up new front floor pan for a 47 chevy sedan? rat-lac Body - Exterior 4 11-07-2005 06:58 AM
Side window options for a 41 chevy truck? badriand Interior 4 09-15-2005 08:26 PM
Dodd's 38 chevy coupe dodd Introduce Yourself 1 08-24-2005 08:42 AM
40 chevy coupe rpvette Body - Exterior 3 01-22-2003 05:02 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.