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The Cars => 1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 => Topic started by: Stillakid54 on August 01, 2021, 01:55:14 AM

Title: First day on the road
Post by: Stillakid54 on August 01, 2021, 01:55:14 AM
With covid and life the 69 saw the first road day in two summers. Radio did not work, ran hot, and putting the driver rear window down the 52 year old glue finally gave way, but I had the window safely in my hands. It was a great drive!! Looking forward to tomorrow.
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: Jack4159 on August 01, 2021, 03:23:13 AM
Sounds a bit like me when I go for a walk these days.🙂
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: mark p on August 01, 2021, 07:51:16 AM
Nice, I'll bet it felt great to be hear the roar from the pipes after all of that time  - Sounds like a "win"  8)
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Post by: SChatman on August 01, 2021, 09:23:10 AM
West Coast Classic Cougars has a great YouTube video about how to fix 69 glue in glass!
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: deathsled on August 01, 2021, 10:16:40 AM
Does 70 glass work? I think it was screwed in at the bottom. Having a 69 Mustang coupe as my first car I well remember the glass and glue issues.
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: Bob Gaines on August 01, 2021, 10:44:46 AM
Does 70 glass work? I think it was screwed in at the bottom. Having a 69 Mustang coupe as my first car I well remember the glass and glue issues.
Bolt in glass was a common owner upgrade in the past. You have to change out to bolt in glass door  components. Also different shape of glass can be seen at lower end rear when door is open. You can tell bolt in glass or not because you have to change out the glass trim seal between the back of the door glass and quarter window so it will seal properly. Bolt in glass seal is different compared to glue in glass style. People typically fix the glue in glass now a days what with better access to improved adhesives , superior guidance on fix process and the trend towards originality.
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: deathsled on August 01, 2021, 01:15:37 PM
Does 70 glass work? I think it was screwed in at the bottom. Having a 69 Mustang coupe as my first car I well remember the glass and glue issues.
Bolt in glass was a common owner upgrade in the past. You have to change out to bolt in glass door  components. Also different shape of glass can be seen at lower end rear when door is open. You can tell bolt in glass or not because you have to change out the glass trim seal between the back of the door glass and quarter window so it will seal properly. Bolt in glass seal is different compared to glue in glass style. People typically fix the glue in glass now a days what with better access to improved adhesives , superior guidance on fix process and the trend towards originality.
You're totally awesome.  If you weren't already, you would have been a formidable forensics investigator.
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: Poor Ron on August 01, 2021, 02:14:16 PM
The drivers door glass in my 1992 F150 fell down a couple weeks ago.
Repaired it with some Flex Tape, as seen on TV.  Just cut a strip, put it
in the channel on top of bracket, pushed glass in, worked out OK. Just like on TV.
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: Bob Gaines on August 01, 2021, 04:54:15 PM
Does 70 glass work? I think it was screwed in at the bottom. Having a 69 Mustang coupe as my first car I well remember the glass and glue issues.
Bolt in glass was a common owner upgrade in the past. You have to change out to bolt in glass door  components. Also different shape of glass can be seen at lower end rear when door is open. You can tell bolt in glass or not because you have to change out the glass trim seal between the back of the door glass and quarter window so it will seal properly. Bolt in glass seal is different compared to glue in glass style. People typically fix the glue in glass now a days what with better access to improved adhesives , superior guidance on fix process and the trend towards originality.
You're totally awesome.  If you weren't already, you would have been a formidable forensics investigator.
Thank you for the kind words.
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: FL SAAC on August 02, 2021, 09:18:14 AM
The drivers door glass in my 1992 F150 fell down a couple weeks ago.
Repaired it with some Flex Tape, as seen on TV.  Just cut a strip, put it
in the channel on top of bracket, pushed glass in, worked out OK. Just like on TV.

practical, functional, my hat's off to you !
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: shelbymann1970 on August 03, 2021, 11:08:42 AM
I used  a commercial epoxy from my local glass shop to glue in my original glass over 20 years ago. Still holding up. I'd recommend not going to bolt in glass and get a good epoxy or have a reputable automotive glass shop do your side glass. I'm going to pull my 1969 SCJ Mach1 out into daylight today for the first time in 6 years. Install a passengers seat and readjust the passengers door. Been doing body tweaking on it since I started redoing the engine bay 6 years ago! Most work done in the last year.
Title: Re: First day on the road
Post by: Stillakid54 on October 07, 2021, 04:58:56 PM
Summer slips by quickly on the Prairie provinces. Since the first post: overheating was not (simple sensor issue), all the glass now re-glued and properly aligned. As to the radio, had simply forgotten to extend the aerial ( not something we have to do in cars for the last 30+ years), so all good.  Beautiful day for a drive.