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Old 04-09-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Leaky '67 thing to do?

My plan is to replace the rubber seals...Would it be advised to remove the entire frame assembly and re-vulkem and reinstall? Where do most leaks on these windows tend to originate?

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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I replaced the seals on my '67 GT and the leaks stopped.
Having no outer frame, I found the water would wick around the seal and collect on the bottom sill. Then down to whatever happened to be the low corner of the screen. Then down the wall, usually onto my side of the bed in the middle of the night .


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Old 04-09-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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Just clean off the old seal and install new. I like the newer D shaped seal but the older style is fine. Both can be purchased from various A/S suppliers. I replaced all the windows in my 68 TW and it was a chore. After trying several ways to clean the old gunk and glue from the surface where the seals sticks, I found that a good dose of lacquer thinner on fine steel wool will take most of the crude off. Then get a scotchbrite bob for your dremel tool, HD has them. This makes quick work of the remaining adhesive and corrosion. After that, wipe with lacquer thinner or a good degreaser and install the new seals.
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