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Dmichels
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« on: January 20, 2013, 04:50:25 PM »

So I started putting the 1/4 windows in I started with the outside trim. There is a gap at the rear Am I missing something? Should I use some sealent?
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 05:36:51 PM »

Hey Dave,

That gap is there to drain water/rain. If you look under the car in that general area you'll find a corresponding opening in the body panels where the water flows out.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 05:52:15 PM »

Ok I thought that but it just looks funny
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 03:55:42 PM »

I put those pieces on as well over the weekend.  Be thankful you don't have vinyl. brickwall

The left side fit "fairly" tight, and should only let in a trickle of water, but the right side has a large gap, especially under the curve where the belt trim should lay flat.  That gap was disturbing enough that I put in a thin foam dam.

My drip rail on the right side was noticably wider than the left, in the area your pics shows. shruggy

It's no wonder some of these cars rusted from the inside out.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 04:17:42 PM »

I put those pieces on as well over the weekend.  Be thankful you don't have vinyl. brickwall

The left side fit "fairly" tight, and should only let in a trickle of water, but the right side has a large gap, especially under the curve where the belt trim should lay flat.  That gap was disturbing enough that I put in a thin foam dam.

My drip rail on the right side was noticably wider than the left, in the area your pics shows. shruggy

It's no wonder some of these cars rusted from the inside out.

It's a wonder they're still around.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 04:45:28 PM »

thanks for the answers guys
What is that rivet for??
I think I may seal this off with some soft body calk from the inside
I can not see how this could do any harm
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 11:54:56 PM »

Who knows what Ma MOPAR had in mind here but before youse guys seal up that gap do more research on it.  Twocents
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 10:45:25 PM »

I put those pieces on as well over the weekend.  Be thankful you don't have vinyl. brickwall

The left side fit "fairly" tight, and should only let in a trickle of water, but the right side has a large gap, especially under the curve where the belt trim should lay flat.  That gap was disturbing enough that I put in a thin foam dam.

My drip rail on the right side was noticably wider than the left, in the area your pics shows. shruggy

It's no wonder some of these cars rusted from the inside out.

I downloaded some pics tonight.

Notice the rail width difference from left to right?  I don't know if that has anything to do with my gi-normous gap on the right side, but I could not get that thing on tighter.


twodko....I here what you're sayin'......but being able to see inside the car from there can't be a good thing.


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