Installing Door window glass, 53 Hudson Hornet

fliptopfliptop Posts: 137Member
Any tips on the installation of glass in front and rear doors.  I tried a dry run with a old cracked window to find the best method to install. I got the window in but it was not so easy. Since many of you have already been through this I assume you may be able to give me some direction.

o Position of regulator during install ?
o Tilt of glass during install ?
o Trim removal ?
o Glass channel source ?
o Sound damping material ?
o glass positing tool during install ?

Any help is always appreciated.

JC


Comments

  • Jay GJay G Posts: 366Expert Adviser

    I followed the manual when I did mine and it was fairly easy.  Down load the manual from the website.

    Jay

  • VicTor ZVicTor Z Posts: 640Senior Contributor
    Glass channel source ?  I have the window channeling, beltlines and division bars. thez@verizon.net 
  • fliptopfliptop Posts: 137Member
    Jay what manual was this in?
  • fliptopfliptop Posts: 137Member
    Victor, thanks for the info
  • fliptopfliptop Posts: 137Member
    The channel that I am looking for is the one that the glass is installed into. Need all four since mine are rusted through.
  • Jay GJay G Posts: 366Expert Adviser

    Years ago the club sold a reprint of the Hudson body manual for the stepdowns.  It was there.  But I can't seem to find it on the web site.  It was included in a set of 3 I believe.

    Jay

  • fliptopfliptop Posts: 137Member
    Thanks Glowplug

    JC
  • fliptopfliptop Posts: 137Member
    Still looking for Front/Rear Door Window Regulator Glass Channels

    JC
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,714Expert Adviser
    Try my website https://hudsonrestoration1948-54.com/  Start with Lance Walker and Roger Tallent
  • bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,554Senior Contributor
    fliptop, it sounds like VicTor Z has everything you need, right?  Or are you talking about you want that double sided fabric tape stuff that fits into the window regulator that holds the glass?
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,714Expert Adviser
    fliptop said:
    The channel that I am looking for is the one that the glass is installed into. Need all four since mine are rusted through.
    if I am reading this correctly, the METAL CHANNEL which holds each piece of glass and acts as the interface to the raising and lowering parts are RUSTED to the point of not being useable... there fore I believe that this part would be available from a parts car or used HUDSON  part dealer?
  • bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,554Senior Contributor
    Ok, I get it.  I would think that would be available from a Ford restoration supply in lengths that you could trim to fit your application.  Just a "U" shaped piece that you could weld onto your window regulator slides.  Then, you add the fabric tape.  Glass should never touch metal. 
  • VicTor ZVicTor Z Posts: 640Senior Contributor
    Fliptop, I have Window setting Channeling, 24" $10.00 ea. , 32" $13.00 ea. If the brackets are not rusted you can remove and replace on the "Window setting Channel" 
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  • fliptopfliptop Posts: 137Member
    Victor, thanks for the tip.  
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