Originally Posted by cindy
I need to get the rear window of my 59-60 Traveler to close tightly enough to keep the road grit out.
It has the older openers with double ended handles on each side and no bottom lock like the newer windows.
Do I need to add a lock somehow? If so what have you used?
Could it be the weather stripping on the window frame?
Has anyone encountered this problem? Please advise!
Your problem is very common.
The window gaskets used on the vinatge windows, by todays standards, was extrememly poor.
A new type "D" shaped hollow gasket is now used as a replacement. It has superior sealing qualities, along with a long life span, provided you coat it once a year or so with silicone spray, which any of the newer styles gaskets require as well.
It's the junk in the air that we breathe, that attacks rubber gaskets.