windshield channel 1966 Toronado

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stevemcqueen0_0
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windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby stevemcqueen0_0 » Tue May 01, 2018 12:34 am

Hi guys ,

first of all . . . my topics/account ?. . . were deleted due inactivity thru the last year.
I was registered in 2015 when I bought my 66 toronado.

what do you use as windshield channel ?
mine isnt existing . . . just a kind of bondo/silicon stuff.

does anyone has a reference or source of rubber that you use ?

Or maybe anyone can give me the measurement or cross section of the channel ?


thanks guys . . .

Endres

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Re: windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Tue May 01, 2018 5:09 am

A friend recently had the windshield channel replaced in his '66 Cadillac. The body man had two choices - cut one from a junk car and weld it in place or fabricate one from scratch. He opted to form one from sheet metal himself and weld it in place.

Try to find a junkyard car with a usable one.

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Re: windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby stevemcqueen0_0 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:27 pm

Thanks Otto for your reply ,

unfortunately we have zero american cars on our junkyards in Germany.
So . . . the only way is to find a matching profile to fabricate it on my own.

I will remove my windshield in auttum anyway . . . but I thougt I can save some time
to get the information as soon as possible and dont have to start from scratch when I remove the windshield.

thanks anyway . . . I really appreciate . . .

Endres

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Re: windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Tue May 01, 2018 1:54 pm

Check out the link I put in your other post. Harald Schoener, in Germany , had the same problem as you. He has pictures which might help you and would likely be happy to help you if he can. He's restoring a 1956 Cadillac right now. He finished his '66 Toronado and it's beautiful

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Re: windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby stevemcqueen0_0 » Fri May 04, 2018 12:35 pm

iI dont know if he received my mail...wrote him maybe 2 weeks ago. . .

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Re: windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby harascho » Thu May 10, 2018 9:31 am

Ok Gents...here I am... please excuse me the 1956 Caddy eats up all my time..;-)
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Re: windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby harascho » Thu May 10, 2018 9:39 am

and the solution:
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Re: windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby harascho » Thu May 10, 2018 9:40 am

and more..
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Re: windshield channel 1966 Toronado

Postby MNfirefighter » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Great job on the repair, I have this to look forward to on my 66. Maybe not to that same extent but I seem rust holes in my corners.


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