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Customs 1938 Chevy 2 door sedan one piece door glass conversion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lan240, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. lan240
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
    Posts: 133

    lan240
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    1. 37-38 Chevys

    Has anyone done a one piece door glass conversion on a 1938 Chevy 2 door sedan?
     
  2. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    Yeah .. all the street rod guys did it ...
     
  3. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,687

    WZ JUNK
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    from Neosho, MO

    I did a coupe, and it should be the same. I split the door skin at the bottom of the window opening and added metal to make the opening straight for the one piece glass. You will need to modify the interior trim so that it is straight for a good glass fit. The new one piece glass should be cut longer so that it can be better supported. This is an old custom car modification that is still done today.

    I have seen this done without straightening the opening but I did not think it looked right.

    John
     
  4. Davyj
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
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    If I ever got rid of the vent windows in my wife's 38 she would disown me, they sure are awesome when fully cranked on warm day..........
     

  5. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,687

    WZ JUNK
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    from Neosho, MO

    This is true. The one piece glass looks good, but you loose the ability to have good air flow. It is a slave to fashion thing. Looks good but you loose function.

    John
     
  6. It's a street rod kind of deal and like others have said the vent windows are great for ventilation. HRP
     
  7. Keep the vent windows, as stated great for ventilation and they just look right.
     

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