[T3] Window rubber
Bobsnotch at aol.com
Bobsnotch at aol.com
Mon Apr 9 05:20:52 PDT 2012
In a message dated 4/9/2012 1:32:13 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
jadney at vwtype3.org writes:
> 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!
You have to take out the window glass, the vent window assy, the
window mechanism, the window channel, and (I think) the lock assy.
Then you take out the brite trim around the window opening and attach
the modded scraper to that.
Then you get to put it all back together again.
If you've never done it before, it's much more than an afternoon's
It's exactly the same as replacing t-1 scrapers. The inner door panel needs
to come off. Then the window regulator needs to come out, along with the
window, then the glass run channel and the clips, then the wing window, then
the scraper can be removed. It's the last thing out, and the first thing
in. Note, when doing the rubber replacement, try NOT to break the triangular
clips, as the T-3 clips fit better than the T-1 pieces.But Jim is right,
what you're doing is replacing the rubber on the t-3 part, as nobody is
doing a correct replacement of the t-3 outer scraper (brite trim, or the
Like I started to mention last night, you use the 1/8th in rivet (without
the nail) to replicate what VW did, when they attached the parts together.
You'll have the brite trim piece, then the rubber, then the steel support
piece, sandwiched together to make up the assembly. Using a steel buck, then
you flatten the rivets to hold the assembly together. This keeps everything
nice and tight, and doesn't eat space, as there's not a lot of room in the
window slot opening once everything is back in place.
The inner rubber scraper is a modified 68 on t-2 part (length, and hole
location, as the t-2 wire is in the wrong hole pattern, so use the t-3 wire as
a guide for the slots).
After doing several t-3s over the years, this is what I've found. It does
take some time to do this, but the end result is worth it.
Bob 65 Notch S with sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
64 T-34 Ghia (Wolfie)
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