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Body Shop / Re: Replacing window channel....any tips?
« Last post by MIPS on September 27, 2023, 08:57:39 PM »
I bought the kit from AMClives which is very expensive but also very nice and is pre-trimmed to fit.

I removed the inner door panelling and raised the window up to get access to the lowest parts of the channel, then just started picking out what I could because it was all hard as a rock. There is an extra metal guide piece that can be removed and it does help later.
When installing the new channel I did not remove the glass. Instead I got a few feet of telephone wire and strung it off one end of the new channel, then greased the backside for the first foot or so so the channeling could be pulled down through the window track, slid it down the gap and using the wire from below pulled the channel into position. The corners are pre-trimmed so you'll know when you've got more to pull or you have gone too far.

I also bought the felt bits for the inside and outside of the door. The outside piece clips in. The inside piece is hog ringed to the door panel and I could not get it to tightly go back together with new rings. I went back with very shallow black pop rivets.
Body Shop / Re: Wood grain
« Last post by Factory53 on September 27, 2023, 07:19:10 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen an Eagle wagon with anything other than a satin finish. I'm curious did you complete the paint job and new vinyl wood grain?

Would love to see a pic posted.
Body Shop / Re: XJ wiper arm swap
« Last post by Factory53 on September 27, 2023, 07:13:07 PM »
Wanted to post an update on those wiper blades I mentioned earlier in this thread. They are great and function perfectly still...but getting a bit of surface rust. So I'm thinking they are only primed a flat black. I'm going to give them a light sand, hit them with rust preventing primer and paint it with some flat black bbq paint.

So if you order them...hit them with paint straight away.
Body Shop / Replacing window channel....any tips?
« Last post by Factory53 on September 27, 2023, 06:48:08 PM »
Hey all...hope everyone had a very rad summer.

I had to replace the power window cable for my driver side front door and while I had the panel off I started pulling the broken and dried up window channel. But that was about 1 month ago I started that and have been putting it off because of how much of a pain the old channel is to get out.

Does anyone have any tips that make it easier...I'm also worried about the new channel going in being a pain, so I guess I'm looking for tips to both...removing the old and then pushing in the new.

Is there a simple way to get the window out? Or is that just asking for trouble.

Any advice is greatly appreciated...i've done little driving because I don't want the window to rattle around and break and I'm missing driving it.

Cheers everyone!  :occasion14:

Also...the power window cable swap was a super simple replacement from a 1977 - 1980 Cadillace/Buick/Olds 6 way power seat assembly. It came with 4 cables but it was the longest one I was after...I know some people use a shorter one then move the motor forward.

I just took 1/2" (or so) off the sheathing of the longest cable and reassembled the cable and installed it like it was original. I just used the OEM cable sheathing as the guide for how much I needed to cut off the replacement and it went right together and I had power windows again...

Hope that helps someone..
Fun activities / Car show 30 Sept. '23
« Last post by Still Pat on September 27, 2023, 04:03:48 PM »
Just "sharing" in case anybody here's interested. I DOUBT if I'll be there, just in case anybody local might be interested & not get a notice from good old Marky Mark suckerbug & spaceybook. Okay, I can't "copy/paste" from there to here apparently! De Soto, Mo. at the V.F.W. with proceeds going to Jefferson Barracks V.A.. I'ma TRY one more thing & then posting whatever happens![%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
Ebay/Craigslist/Kiji or any other third party links. / Re: 1973 Hornet - Castle Rock CO
« Last post by Trooper on September 26, 2023, 03:49:44 PM »
Gone already...
Ebay/Craigslist/Kiji or any other third party links. / 1973 Hornet - Castle Rock CO
« Last post by vangremlin on September 25, 2023, 10:52:41 PM »
Very well optioned Hornet in very good shape. Has a clock in the dashboard, gauge cluster under the dash, A/C, cruise control, factory AM/FM radio.  Take a look!

1973 Amc Hornet
This auction just ended a few minutes ago.  The high bid was $9600 but the reserve was not met.  Lots of action at the end, I believe the bid was about $3700 an hour before it ended.
Fun activities / Re: Local NoPar Club show
« Last post by vangremlin on September 25, 2023, 05:25:37 PM »
And thanks for just showing us the good stuff lol
Fun activities / Re: Local NoPar Club show
« Last post by Taylor on September 25, 2023, 05:21:38 PM »
Looks like another great show, thanks for sharing.
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