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Boosted78TA

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Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
« on: February 08, 2019, 04:08:17 PM »
I tried the search function but its broken ATM.   On cars with Fisher T-Tops, the front and rear of the door opening has some metal weather channel seals that screw to the body that hold the weather stripping. Since my car did not come with them i acquired the proper seal channels.  My question is if someone has information or pictures on how they install or what they look like installed?   For the front one is the channel centered in the A pillar opening or is it pulled flush towards the front of the channel towards the outside body of the car?  Same thing for the rear channel, is it centered in the channel. if centered how much step back does the shiny chrome front edge sit back from the outer body edge?

 
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skip99

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Re: Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 04:26:46 PM »
Are the screw holes not there?

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Re: Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 04:44:12 PM »
The screw holes are there, but there is inherent slop in them left to right about 1/8 of an inch both ways as the screw holes are really a slot.  I just need to know if they front channel when installed without the weather stripping is touching or set back 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch from the pillar metal. 
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Re: Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 05:46:03 PM »
I’ll look and get you a pic..

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Re: Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
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Re: Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
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Re: Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 06:02:01 PM »
Thank you i did not realize the B billar ones were set back that far from the outer edge.  I will photograph my fronts to show some of the questions i had for them. 
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Re: Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 09:04:04 PM »
You won't believe this, but I went to the Norwood reunion with Nick Seslar, and a guy who worked at the factory talked to me about that.  He said they pulled the weatherstrip channel "outboard" when they put the screws in.  It is tighter against the glass that way.

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Re: Weather Seal Channels A and B billar
« Reply #7 on: Today at 04:48:20 AM »
Of course, it's not a T-top thing, but any Firebird thing, to hold the seals. Of course, making them harder against the glass may not be ideal but start there and adjust the glass to it.

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