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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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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YES! we got snow again!!! I hope it stays until I have to drive soon...
Non sharp picture due to been taken from inside a dirty window that refused to open.
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Josephine looks ready to go ride in the snow! We are still waiting for our first snow of the winter........we are due for a good one (I hope).
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Good ol SoCal, Supposed to be about 70° today. The drop all the way to 64° to 70° daytime temperatures for the rest of this week.

We have actually had snow and hail in Los Angeles, but it's been a few years back.
Driving home from work one day, and it started to rain lightly. A bunch of girls in an open top convertible Mustang went by me as I transitioned onto the freeway. Another two or three miles up the freeway, it was covered in snow. Probably 3 or 4 inches. It was coming down moderately, just enough to keep the road white. I was driving in the path that the car tires made.

Ha...I had all of my gear on so I was protected, I passed the girls in the Mustang on the side of the road, trying to put the top up !

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I've seen so many many on the side of the road & on the wrong side too, facing wrong direction on the highways here in Sweden & on Autobahn in Germany & it's always Beemers & DKW/Audi + some 4x4 who think they're untouchable... & I'm usualy in some 50's, 60's or in Sonja's Subaru going steady...

Once it snowed A LOT in Holland & everybody was going s l o w & we had a 1960 Volvo Amazon with summer tires, we just passed the others in the fast lane; a relativly small well ballanced car with high narrow tires on 15" rims makes al the difference! (+ experiance of driving fast in snow ofcourse) A friend once said front wheel drive is the best in snow & I replied that if it's a Citroen or SAAB from the 60's I agree but maby we should race, you in your VW Golf & me in my Amazon?
I say well ballanced cars in important.

& yes; the snow was here all day, both on my way to work & going back. I flushed off a lot of iced snow under Josephine when I came home, an easy trick I've learned from being born in more snowy winters with loads of salt.
Most boring car I've had as a winter beater was a -65 Buick in 1979-80:
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Josephine is just doing her job now as a daily driver & when I have time I work on Nils's Starlight as much as possible, thou that aint much time at all, cuz I need the place for the Chrysler later on when the weather gets warmer.
Now I'm waiting for Nils to order rubbers for windscreen & rear window + all brake cylinders. He aint got a clue about how to do it yet, paypal is not a good option for swedes at the moment but he has a friend who has a company that imports old US cars so he's trying to figure out how to manage to get the parts in a container together with some cars. & the cold weathger stays it seems, unusual for the part of Sweden.
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