Home How to How to Install Windshield Rubber on 1947-53 Chevy Truck – Classic Parts

In this article “Ol’ chebby” a valued member of our forum (talk.classicparts.com) documents the install of windshield rubber on a 1947-53 Chevrolet Truck. You can do this install with the following parts from www.classicparts.com

Windshield Choices:

Molding/Brace Pieces: May be needed based on the condition of your existing parts.

Rubber Windshield Install Instructions

Note: This installation is for a deluxe windshield weatherstrip. Standard is similar but without the trim.

1) Lay out the windshield rubber, and install the trim in the little groove. Use lots of Windex here.

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2) Now work in the glass…lay the whole assembly on the hood on a blanket.

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3) Feed rope around the groove, leaving enough to lead out the ends. I like a thicker rope, it doesn’t cut into the rubber.

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4) Now set the whole thing up against the frame, lining up the center bar and the bottom lip should rest on the pinch mold.

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5) Begin in the center on the bottom and pull the rope to draw the windshield rubber over the pinch. Pull at different angles, generally perpendicular to the rubber.

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I found that the center section need a little influencing to get centered. I used a Phillips head screwdriver through the center bar metal to pry to the center. If the trim pops out of the rubber, keep composed (tough) and gently influence it back in, I used a dead blow hammer in small increments, also more Windex….everywhere.

This is a little easier with a helper to press the glass in for you, but my neighbors go running when my garage door is open, guess I abused them too much for heavy lifting in the past!

Here is the finished product:

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