'61 Back Glass seal

Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Help' started by bnorwood, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. bnorwood

    bnorwood In Third Gear

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    Okay, the magical day has arrived - I'm ready to re-install the windshield and back glass.

    I've had the back glass seal on the glass for a couple of weeks now, but a thought has occurred to me, and I want to avail myself of the Brain Trust here!!

    There is a manufactured joint (see pic below). My original thought was to put this center top, as that is most sheltered (in my reasoning, anyway) in case it isn't *quite* completely water tight.

    Today, though, I'm wondering if it doesn't rightly go center bottom.

    So what's the consensus? What was original?

    This is NOT a show car, but I want it to look right and I don't want it to leak. Not much to ask for, and maybe the question at hand has no bearing on either, but it never hurts to ask first...

    Thanks!!

    Back glass seal - mfr joint_sm.JPG
     
  2. DJ Clinton

    DJ Clinton In Third Gear GOLD MEMBER

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    Personal opinion-middle bottom.
     
  3. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Middle bottom always reduces the chances of leaking into the cabin. Just look at all the door seals on your other vehicles.
     
  4. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    It's a 'welded' joint, not like an open seam as on door seals, so it's just a subjective, cosmetic choice.
     
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