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Old 11-30-2015, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default glass installition 1939 ford coupe deluxe

we are in the process of putting back together a 1939 ford coupe deluxe. need some help!
are the rear side windows (behind the doors) held in by the interior trim or would it be advisable to glue them in also?
The instrument gauges appear to have had a green plastic lens around the circumference of the gauges to keep dust ut? there also appears to be gaskets for the glass and maybe around the area where the two metal frames come together.. ..are these available?
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:10 PM   #2
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Drakes has the seal you need: https://www.bobdrake.com/FordItem.aspx?Item=78-7351

My 39 gauges don't have any green just chrome bevel - a pic would help
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:41 PM   #3
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The gauges do in fact have the green plastic on the back edge. It keeps out the dust and diffuses the light.To my knowledge no one repos the plastic covers or the gaskets. I have gone to a local hobby store and got the sheet plastic and made my own. You will have to do the same with the gauge gasket. You can get rolls of thin paper gasket material at Napa Auto Parts
You should seal the quarter window gaskets to the glass. Then seal the windows with the gasket to the body. Put masking tape around the edges of the opening and the excess sealer will get onto the tape rather than the paint. It makes cleanup a lot easier. Get a good grade of sealer from your local automotive paint store. If you can find the thin "rope" sealer that is used on modern windshields that will also work for you. I think Ford used a sort of "dum dum' type sealer at the factory. Your quarter garnish molding will hold the windows in place.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:33 PM   #4
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I used this sealer. Works great. As I recall I sealed the glass into the rubber gasket and placed in into the window opening. I then installed the garnish molding without using any sealant between it and the rubber gasket. After the garnish molding was installed, I applied the sealant between the glass and the external body, using my finger to make a nice smooth fillet. Cleans up easily with gasolene. Did this in 1988. No leaks since. If you do use sealant between the garnish molding and the rubber gasket you will not only have a mess but you will have a difficult time removing the garnish molding if you ever need to replace the glass in the future. I am not 100% sure, but I don't think Ford used any sealant any where at all when doing this.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
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19Fordy, the last few cars where I have removed the quarter glass (37-40) I have found some very old hard sealant between the gasket and the body opening. I had to dig it out with a screwdriver as it was quite hard. The Napa sealant that you use is a good product. You're right that no sealer goes between the garnish molding and the rubber gasket.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:06 PM   #6
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If Ford had used a lip type seal rather than the channel type there would be no need to replace the rusted out rear 1/4 sections 75 years later.
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