[T3] Window scrapers

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Mon Apr 9 16:33:01 PDT 2012

Excellent advice.
Knowing exactly where everything is, it takes me about 5 minutes to strip
the guts out of a door.

The sequence is:
Pull the top of the felt channel down, starting on the front edge
Remove the bolts for the wing window
Remove the glass
Remove the inner scraper
Remove by pulling the rest of the felt channel out (save the old if good,
its better than the repops)
Remove the lock guard
Remove the door release arm
Remove the wing window top screws and loosen the unit, pulling it rearward
Remove the clips holding the trim and outer scraper in place and remove that

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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Gary
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 5:59 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] Window scrapers

Did I read, or did someone tell me, or
having I been having VW Type 3 "dreams" again ...

When you lower the window glass and drive with you upper and forearm
resting on the window sill, you should leave about 1/8" to 1/4" of the
glass sticking up above the rubber scraper?

The perspiration and skin oils from your arm apparently tend to
deteriorate as well as deform the rubber, since we tend to place our
arm in the same area every time.  It may make sense.  And (if that
true) it surely would reduce the need to replace window scrapers and
what appears to be a protracted "fix" in labor and time.

Anybody had this same advice?

Gary "Frito" - '69 Variant, FI, MT
Rockport, TX (winter)
Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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