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Old 10-10-2016, 09:34 AM
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rear glass removal/installation

I am getting ready to replace the rear glass on my '39 Chevy p/u because it leaks terribly. The roof was chopped by the previous owner, and all other places I have inspected show to be a very good job, so I suspect that the glass/seal installation was not correct. Trouble is, I don't know what it should look like.

Before I tear the glass out, any pictures, sketches, or articles on what the rear glass should look like, or how to properly remove/replace this glass panel would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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typical old truck rear window is held in with keyed weather strip
looking at the rear glass seal you should see 3 pieces of rubber, the middle piece is the key
find the seam for the middle key and pull it out, then work the rubber away from the glass to remove it

this pic is a cross section: wide grove is for glass, narrow grove for metal and squiggly grove for the key
the rubber seal is sold by the foot with the key or in cut lengths for known windows
it is pretty bulletproof for sealing glass unless the glass is undersized

pull the window out and check the glass size vs the hole size

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Saw this on fb too. A good pic of what you have before starting would be a big help. It's quite possible it's something completely different than original.
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A good pic of what you have before starting would be a big help. It's quite possible it's something completely different than original.
Thanks for the help! I put the truck in my mother-in-laws garage for Hurricane Mathew and won't be up there to get it until Wednesday but will add both inside and outside pictures once I get it home. It looks original, but am not sure. Thanks again for the post with drawings!
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Found this from an existing picture on the computer, and will post better ones on Wednesday.
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It does look like the pic Larry Kalins posted on fb, with a painted trim piece. Be interesting to see close up pics both inside and out.

Glad it didn't get hurt from naughty Matthew.
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