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Looks like some of the previous posts in this Interior section are gone!

We had a thread here a couple months back about where to get the BEST window replacement kit ... I was looking for it and can't find it.

Someone was saying that one of the kits were poor quality and difficult to work with -- especially the felt tracks that the door windows ride up and down in ... and someone else mentioned the site/company that had the best kit. Anyone remember who it was? Was it RB's Auto?

I need new door windows and the felt track kit, etc. for my truck ... also, new weatherstripping/door seals - any help is surely appreciated.

Thanks.

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cant really comment because i havent installed mine yet. they came from golden state pickup parts. i think ive given you their site before at www.gspp.com good luck with your 54
 

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bullheimer -- I've dealt with Golden State before and after sending me the wrong stuff 3 times in a row, I felt they were higher priced and lower quality than what I've experienced since.

Gassman -- Do they have a site? That's a new one to me ... I'll check 'em out.

zonk -- Someone here went through two kits - one sucked and the other was the real McCoy - I think rbsauto.com might be the one that's got the real McCoy ... Stovebolt and AmericanClassic are new to me -- I'll check 'em out.

Thanks!

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Alan,

You're right - there was a weatherstrip kit that fit and one that didn't. I think it was Chevy Duty that didn't, but I can't remember. Some of it had to do with the weatherstrip compressing over time, too. I forgot to write it down, so I'll be watching this thread too. :)

As for the window channel felt, I think the difference between the expensive and cheap kits is that the expensive ones come pre-bent. seems pretty straight-forward to bend a channel to fit your door.

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Thanks, Stinkin_V8

Chevy Duty's kit is like $40 or something ... compared to LMC's kit at $140 for both doors -- something is going on there, eh? And neither one explains anything about the kit -- frustrating!

I agree ... bending yer own is simple enough.

I'm in no rush, so I'll figure this puppy out and post the best kit here when I know the truth : "Will the REAL kit please STAND!"
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WoodsEdge : Thanks for posting - LMC's looks the best to me so far and it's good to know you tried theirs and are hapy with it.

Kevin45 : Unfortunately, Chevy Resto World only starts at 1955 ... and they don't mention trucks at all. SoffSeal is definitely the way I'm going on weatherstripping ... I've heard nothing but the best about them. Thanks.

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They are great ... but they don't supply any Chevy's earlier than 1955.


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I got it, Trees.

You're the best, bro'!
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Thanks again, Trees

I just placed my order ... spent a bundle, and you were right - got my business account setup with lower prices on everything.

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I get 99.99% of my new and used parts from Jim Carter's

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Haven't been disappointed yet.
 

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Jim Carter's is definitely cool - I have their catalog, and I love all the great pictures/artwork/ads of the old trucks ... problem is, it's in pdf format and I forget to look through it when I'm browsing all my other cat's.

They have hard copies, don't they? I'm gonna buzz over there now and see.

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Originally posted by horvath:
<strong>Jim Carter's is definitely cool - I have their catalog, and I love all the great pictures/artwork/ads of the old trucks ... problem is, it's in pdf format and I forget to look through it when I'm browsing all my other cat's.

They have hard copies, don't they? I'm gonna buzz over there now and see.

Alan Horvath
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Yes, by all means get the hard copy of their catalog.
 

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Originally posted by horvath:
<strong>Jim Carter's is definitely cool - I have their catalog, and I love all the great pictures/artwork/ads of the old trucks ... problem is, it's in pdf format and I forget to look through it when I'm browsing all my other cat's.

They have hard copies, don't they? I'm gonna buzz over there now and see.

Alan Horvath
<a href="http://AlanHorvath.com/54chevy/" target="_blank">54 Chevy Pickup</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes, by all means get the hard copy of their catalog. Call them too. Good down home folk who love to talk old trucks.
 
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