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Replacing door window weatherstrip/channel...how hard?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smack, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. smack

    smack 1/2 ton status

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    My door window weatherstrip channels are in need of replacement and I was gonna get the package from LMC but am wondering how much of a PIA this is and how much of the window mech. needs to come out.
    Anyone??
    smack
     
  2. K05Aggie

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    I replaced mine with parts from LMC last summer. They fit and work great. I think I just rolled the window all the way down to put them in. The hardest part was getting the piece that wraps around the other three sides to go all the way down the channel at the front or back side. I think it took me about an hour per door, but I work kind of slow.
     
  3. smack

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    k, thanks
     
  4. CHEVY 4WD

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    does the kit come with instructions?
     
  5. MudNurI

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    when I did mine for the windows, I was swappin in new doors...so my interior panels were off. Plus, the glass and tracks were out of the door. it was MUCH easier this way. If you can take off your panels, and pop the glass off the track, then undo the track, pull it out and put it on...

    I can't tell you how long it took, because we did the entire door swap at the same time.

    Brandy
     
  6. K5Jimmy

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    It's a snap...after I pulled the old ones, I cleaned everything, since I was replacing the PW motors at the same time, Dynomat on the interior skin of the door....goobered the new ones with Silicon Lube and just slid 'em in...expando-gator clips hold them in the channels at top and around the pillar side...if all yer doing is the door channel, I'd say 15 minutes per door...the Vent Window/w channel is a PITA...somebody in here made their own so they didn't have to remove the Vent window channel...good luck... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. smack

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    great, thanks, I should address my vent windows as well since they barely move, PIA!
     
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    I'd consider taking them out or tearing the door down far enough that you can really clean them up since Vent Assy's are like $140ea from LMC...mine cleaned up pretty good, but I'd like to replace the metal knob/handle/thingy so they would close tighter...right now I have 'em sorta "wedgied" with nickles...Looks Cheap, but ya know, Quarters are just too big...good luck.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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