Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

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Yes I have to get into it, I posted a question about it on the S.D.C. forum too...
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Among stuff that needs to be done on the coupe are the ventilation windows in the doors & that's where I'm at now. The screw under the rubber is a difficult one so I'll try a bit day-by-day...
Here are the old & "new" windows:
(chrome coulda been better)
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Do everything that you can , to not damage the rubber seal in the frames .
Replacements are expensive , and they are very difficult to install . I could not get my new one to seat in the bracket. Obviously some people have been able to make them work , but I could not . So , I attempted to trim mine , but that failed also .

Please read this Thread on SDC that I started . Please be sure to scroll on down to the last one where I made my last statement .

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If you can't get there in a STUDEBAKER,
it ain't worth goin' .

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Ok Bill thanx! I read the thread & wrote a reply; that my trick to make hard / over sized rubber to fit is to lay it in warm, almost hot, water.
The rubber on the "new" vents are harder than the "old" ones but I aint gonna try to swap them now.
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I mounted the vent windows today but gave up on the lower screws, I'll do that when the weather is hot or if I feel like wrestling some day before summer...
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& I made a bracket out of two washers for ignition switch & start button & mounted it on the steering column. The car don't have any keys.
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Sounds like my old race car...it didn't have any key either !

Crap, I forgot how to post pictures, or I'd post a picture of my old Anglia.

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