[T3] Window rubber

James Lingenfelter jimmyandcher at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 9 07:38:31 PDT 2012

  OK, thanks for the info!

On Apr 9, 2012, at 5:20 AM, Bobsnotch at aol.com wrote:

> 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
> work.
> 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
> rubber part).
> 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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