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Old 11-02-2019, 07:45 AM
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putting new felt in vent windows

I have ordered the vent window division bar kit from BJ's

someone is doing the install for me ( 76 j-10 )

but I have wondered, has anyone ever solved the problem of the felt missing

using any other method ?

looks like there would be a way to clean old felt and the channel out well

then glue felt material in the channel to avoid dis-assembly of the vent window unit.

just wondering......

would love to buy a really nice set of vent windows with good division bar felt

to avoid this repair.

any stories , experiences appreciated.

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Old 11-04-2019, 09:21 PM
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The loop side of a strip of self adhesive hook and loop fastener pressed in after cleaning out the old works good.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:51 AM
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10-4 Bufurd,....

I appreciate that,....

I knew there had to be another way.

thanx again !

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Old 11-05-2019, 09:09 AM
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I used the Velcro for a decade, but it's difficult to get it into the channel evenly because the sticky side tends to grab here and there during installation. Then after a few years, the glue started to lift and little "puckers" appeared along the edges. It does work, and it's better than the old worn out liners, but the better long term fix is obviously all new inserts. Removing the vent window assemblies is time consuming as the big window glass has to come out, but it's not all the difficult. And it's an opportunity to get in there and lube the crank mechanisms. It's also the easiest way to replace the felt track lining around the big side glass.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:38 AM
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10-4 tow truck,...thanx !

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Old 11-07-2019, 08:07 PM
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It was hard the first time. But when you know how to do it it isnt all that bad. I dont know how much different yours would be to my 87GW. Like a puzzle but with a drill.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:04 PM
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I went with the velcro

the new division bar kit was out of stock when I ordered

and shop was ready to re assemble doors.


instead of forcing one wide strip into the channel
I made 3 small strips, it is hard to lay it in perfect
mine took some swearing to make it do right.

I also saw one car guy use the cheap black carpet from auto zone,...
he cut a 2 to 3 inch wide strip of carpet,...
then coated the channel and carpet back with 3m glue,...
forced it into the channel
and then trimmed the excess off.

thanx for the velcro idea !!!!!
it saved the day
and no more use than this thing will see, iam prob good for a long time.

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