? wrong outer window felts

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  1. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There is no clearance between window guide fuzzy felt and the glass. The felt is far to tight against the glass. The guides are inward as far as they can go. They press against the door edge. Most of the guides have no inward movement

    The felts were replaced earlier in the rebuild
    Along the door exterior top edge is reveal stainless steel trim (flat surface)

    Could the problem be anything other then the wrong outer felts?
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Pictures might help here. Also, do a search for this issue. There have been a number of similar issues here recently and threads with good pictures showing how things fit.
     
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    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Base is 1 1/4" wide. 5/8" from front felt-glass contact to where guide contacts the door edge. Don't remember if the guides are replacements. From looking at the anodized surface, they don't look new
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    I’m sure Gary or one of the most knowledgeable guys will check in soon but if I remember correctly there is one spot that doesn’t get a felt guide and possibly that could be part of your problems.
     
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    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Rick: At the front is a similar part without fuzzy felt. I did recover with Industrial Velcro and the adhesive has a very strong bond with the metal
     
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    Is the window adjusted? The tilt may be part of the issue. They will be close however when its all adjusted. However, your block look bent... It should be an a right angle compared to the door ledge.
     
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    Possibly wrong fuzzies??? as there are two to choose from ...if door has exterior belt trim, it is a different design without the stainless reveal.
     
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    Glass can not be aligned for awaiting the return of door-window seals from Metro Molded Parts.
    The in-out adjustments are inward as far as they can go
    The guides are at a right angle (camera location)
    The fuzzy felt removed from the door window guides is a tad thicker then the Velcro Industrial used to recover
    With the 1978 door panels installed, glass friction is even more severe

    CI catalog shows an outer felt with flat chrome head and the other doesn't. I installed those without chrome since I have the outer ss reveal trim
     
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    For some reason I’m thinking that the most forward position does not get a felt clip. I just tried looking down at my installation with the glass and door panels installed I can’t see any felt clips forward of my drivers side mirror.
     
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    This might help 1121201802b.jpg 1121201802.jpg
     

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