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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:25 am 
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A flying stone has left its mark so I'll replace the glass in my '55 coupe.
Do I need to replace the gasket (my guess is yes), and if so what company sells the right one?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:28 pm 
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tom coughlin wrote:
A flying stone has left its mark so I'll replace the glass in my '55 coupe.
Do I need to replace the gasket (my guess is yes), and if so what company sells the right one?



No.
You can remove the glass without slicing up the seal. Since the glass is shot, just use a hammer and bust it enough to pull the glass out of the seal, then remove the seal and reuse.
This will be messy so spread some old blankets or towels to collect the glass bits.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:25 pm 
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Thanks Dan. The reason that I guessed I would need a new gasket is that I suspect it is more than 20 years old. Tom

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:59 pm 
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tom coughlin wrote:
Thanks Dan. The reason that I guessed I would need a new gasket is that I suspect it is more than 20 years old. Tom


That's a whole nuther issue!
But hey if it's pliable, not ragged around the edges and still sealing I'd reuse it. A lot of new rubber is pure garbage. When I did my B coupe I reused the original door body seals as well as wing seals. They work and still look great.

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If the old seal is still pliable enough, it will be very much easier to install than a new one as it is used to being in the correct shape.

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I think Dan is right that you need to collect or at least keep track of the broken glass how about using duck tape over the entire inside before letting loose with the hammer? Better yet sell hammer hits as aggression therapy... :>)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:57 pm 
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push with your feet from the inside out, slowly applying more pressure evenly and have a helper keep the windshield from falling on the trunk. should only get a crack right in the middle, no splinters that way, no tools required. If, however, the seal is hard and old, that may NOT work.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:34 pm 
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The best source for windshield and rear window seals is Cicognani in Italy. Expensive and expensive to ship (DHL only in about 10 days) but they have molded corners so they lie flat. They fit perfectly in my car, have the proper slot for the aluminum trim and installed with ease. I believe the correct part numbers for your car (one piece, bent-window) are 35365110, front, and 35365112, rear.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:34 am 
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Thanks for the heads-up David. Those the seals that Velocespace used to import to the US, but I believe they no longer do.


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Yes, these are the ones. Veloce Space is out of business but the owner was kind enough to give me the contact.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:09 am 
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Why send off to Italy when you can have the w/s and rear window seals sent out tomorrow from a warehouse in Cleveland ?

http://www.nlaparts.com/store/rear-wind ... p-299.html
http://www.stoddard.com/64454190100-nla.html

About 1/3rd price of the Italian Rubber.

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