[T3] Window rubber

James Lingenfelter jimmyandcher at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 8 23:39:35 PDT 2012

  Sounds like a nightmare.... what exactly do you mean when you say  
taking the door completely apart? I know i've replaced type 1  
scrapers before, but didn't remember it being a big deal. I'm sure I  
can modify a type 1 scraper to work, but now I'm worried about  
accessing it inside the door. I don't know when I'll have another  
free afternoon to tackle this!

On Apr 8, 2012, at 7:02 PM, Bobsnotch at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/8/2012 8:46:02 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> jimmyandcher at yahoo.com writes:
> Today,  when rolling up the passenger side door glass on my '68
> squareback,  the rubber "scraper" -not sure if that's what it's
> called- fell off.  It was totally dry rotted I guess. It's the piece
> that is mounted at  the bottom of the window opening and seals against
> the glass when  the glass is up. Any advice on where I can acquire
> some new  ones?
> Thanks
> That's what it's called. Note; the door will have to be completely
> disassembled to fix it.  The best way I've found to fix it, is to  
> get a 68  and
> later bug scraper, drill out the rivets, then remove the rubber  
> piece. After
> that, trim it to match the T-3 length, and the drill out the rivets  
> holding
> the  t-3 piece on it's scraper, then using 1/8th by 3/16ths inch  
> long rivets
> (with  the nail removed), install the bug rubber onto the t-3 part.  
> Then
> re-assemble  the door (greasing the window track channel). I  
> realize I've
> probably over  simplified things here, but it's most of an  
> afternoon job, just
> because you have  to take the door completely apart. In my  
> signature below, on
> page 18 or  19, I show how I did that on my old 71 Notch, but on it  
> I used
> an  inner window seal in place of the outer. I prefer to use the  
> bug version
> though,  as it actually fits better, and is easier to work with  
> (lays out
> straighter once  completed). I hope this helps.
> Bob 65 Notch  S with Sunroof
> My old 71 Notch ...aka Krunchy; build pics here;
> _http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=249390_
> (http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=249390)   -been  
> busy working
> 64 T-34 Ghia...aka Wolfie,
> http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=412120
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