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Old 02-15-2019, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Brattons window felt. Please advise

I ordered a pair of 32 inch window felts , but the groove seems too wide compared to my glass thickness. Do I just narrow the felt by hand .

This is for my 30 4 door ts Drivers side back window

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Old 02-16-2019, 12:06 AM   #2
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You may have replacement glass with a more narrow thickness.
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:39 AM   #3
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What did Bratton's say when you called them? Do they have an optional set for the thinner modern glass?

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Old 02-16-2019, 10:37 AM   #4
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I will call brattons to try sort out . Iím almost positive my glass is original.
Did fit original felt which was worn out.

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Old 02-16-2019, 11:20 AM   #5
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Walt Bratton is a good guy...Ask to speak with him. Ernie in Arizona
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:10 PM   #6
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Measure the glass thickness and channel width.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Brattons window felt. Please advise

When I did the window felts for a customer about 20 years ago, I ordered the felts from Bratton's. You could order the felts with the riveted end clips installed, or order them a bit cheaper and rivet the clips your self. I ordered the riveted ones for the customer, and the do it yourself ones for my car, thinking they would be identical. They weren't, and the ones with the riveted ends were better, and worth paying the extra two or three dollars to buy.
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Default Re: Brattons window felt. Please advise

Walt has retired. He may still be there occasionally, but you will probably need to talk to Debbie or Jeff.
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:20 PM   #9
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What should the glass thickness be?
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:03 AM   #10
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Default Re: Brattons window felt. Please advise

The original glass was 3/16"s and tempered. Laminated or safety glass is 1/4" which is common today. Pros and cons for each. I prefer the 1/4" laminated. Both fit the channels but the larger one is a more snug fit but won't rattle. if the width is a tight fit, the edges can be ground down a polished by car glass installers.
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