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Help finding notchback quarter window part

#1 Post by David Aronson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:33 pm

I am just finishing the install of the quarter windows of my notchback. There is a small plastic seal/washer that insulates the chrome deco/bolt that goes through the window.
See Picture. I have left a note with Int. Merc. but do not find it in his catalog, nor at the regular suppliers. Anyone know of a source?
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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#2 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:06 pm

If you cannot source it a sleeve of rubber around the bolt and a rubber or plastic washer would work pretty well. A really good hardware store should have such washers.

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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:33 pm

Check McMaster Carr, vibration damping bushing, to see if that will work. There are probably other sources as well maybe even your local hardware store.

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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#4 Post by David Aronson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:53 pm

I have looked for a replacement but they are rubber. These are plastic. I might have a friend 3D build these with his printer. I need four. This part is only used, as far as I know, for the notchback and the hardtop for the cabriolet that has the articulating quarter window.
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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#5 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:26 pm

Look for "plastic sleeve washers".

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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#6 Post by Brad Ripley » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:15 pm

I think the VW Type 34 qtr window latch uses the same grommets. See below for illustrations. Check with type 34 club guys -- maybe they know where to find those parts: 113-847-205/207. The Porsche part 644-543-491 30 is long gone.

That type of grommet is called a vibration damping grommet you'll find such here: https://www.mcmaster.com/9311k111
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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#7 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:37 pm

By Jove, I think you've got it, Brad. Looking at the West Coast Metric catalogue, there is part #143-320 for the quarter window latches. My guess is Wolfsburg West and others also carry it.

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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#8 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:41 pm

The part Brad and Mike are referring to: https://www.westcoastmetric.com/i-22965640-143-320.html
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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#9 Post by David Aronson » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:02 pm

I had some made. I did find something interesting. I have several quarter windows for the notch. I measured the hole on 5 different pieces of glass. There seems to be two different diameters. They are either 10.5mm or 12.8mm in diameter.
So, I had a run of each made. They fit fine. I needed to make a jig to drill the 1/4" hole in them. The process to manufacture these was complicated by the hole so I decided that, to save some engineering time as well as make it a bit cheaper,
I would do the drilling. No need for a VW part if you can substitute custom made Porsche replicas. thank you all for your interest. After all this, I looked up the part in the PET. 644-543-493-26. Listed as quarter window washer. I found them
at Pelican as a special order item. I ordered a set just for comparison. Cost, .25 each. FUN
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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#10 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:27 pm

An interesting challenge, you did well!

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Re: Help finding notchback quarter window part

#11 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:06 pm

Congrats on solving the problem.

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