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Old 01-15-2019, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Cabriolet window channels

The guidelines say that the window channel felt which is only on the rear part of the door windows on the Cabriolets is supposed to be "short pieces".

The one I got from Bratton's is a full long piece. It does work, but yes it has extra resistance which could eventually mess with my riser gears so I have to baby it up and down. So, does anyone know what short pieces really mean?

I was thinking of cutting off the bottom 4 inches or so just below the second screw of 3 that I think I had on there originally, and not have it go all the way down?

Don't want to put the door panels on twice if my window regulators give out..

thanks for advice.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cabriolet window channels

The standard window channel sold by vendors is usually for just glass. They may now make it for cabbys but I don't think so. They stop at the top of the door and are about 21"long
Cabbys have the metal surround and are thus wider/thicker to accommodate
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Correcting the above I see bratton does list them. Maybe the front and rear channels are not
Exactly parallel making the frame bind. Did you try the metal frame in the felt channel before assembly?

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Old 01-15-2019, 11:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cabriolet window channels

the last two 68B`s I put together, I did not like using that short original felt so I used the longer felt I purchased from Bratton`s years back. the felt is a little wider on the out side so I made up new retainer channel . the last one I put new wood in the doors and had to do a little carving on the rear inner door wood to get a good fit on the window frame. make sure the window frame will slide up and down easily before you install the regulator.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:24 AM   #4
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Also make sure the front slides are not binding
Those can get tricky
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