: rear glass rust
Jul 2nd, 00, 04:48 PM
i have a 69 camaro the car is rust free except at the bottom of the rear glass on each side there is about an 8 inch pitted section of rust and some of it is thin enough to where it has small holes what is the repair procedure thanks Greg
Jul 2nd, 00, 06:30 PM
My 67 had the same problem. I bought the car about two years after it was painted. The guy I bought it from had the paint shop repair the rusted areas but it came back because not all of the rust was removed.
When I had the car repainted, I had a completly new panel installed to ensure all of the rust was removed. After a year still no signs of rust.
Jul 2nd, 00, 06:47 PM
Well you could bite the bullet and have a rear window panel installed and if the job is done correctly, you should never have to worry about rust in the back glass area again.
67 Camaro SS Conv.
70 Challenger R/T Conv.
Jul 3rd, 00, 07:28 AM
can you buy this panel new
Jul 3rd, 00, 08:55 AM
You can get it from just about any resto parts supplier. I ordered mine from Rick's.
This link is a picture of the install http://members.aol.com/mknopp/rearwindow_panel.jpg
Jul 5th, 00, 09:32 AM
You should fill the area below the window with something to keep water from collecting there.
Mine has putty in there.
Jul 5th, 00, 10:02 AM
David - what area are you referring to under the window?
Regarding the aftermarket piece - I installed one in my car. It didn't fit very good when I got it. I had to massage the corners and work it over a bit to get it to fit right. In the end it worked out OK but IMO the one I got was not a very good part. Hopefully, the ones they're selling now are better.
Also - I think this panel was the worst panel on the car to remove and I took every single panel but the roof off this car! The tail light panel ran a close second.
'69 400SB, Richmond 5-speed; '99 HD Road King Classic
Dec 31st, 00, 08:44 AM
I am wondering what the material is that is used to fill the seams at the end the this replacement panel.I am currently replacing this panel.I thought it was lead but it does'nt seem to be.
thanks in advance
Dec 31st, 00, 01:50 PM
http://www.camaros.net/forum/eek.gifif the glass in my camaro starts to rust I will have no choice but to quit http://www.camaros.net/forum/eek.gif
couldn't help it !!!!
Dec 31st, 00, 03:25 PM
To fill the seams where the piece behind the rear window and the quarters meet I used seam sealer by 3M. I used this on all the body seams on my camaro and you can prime and paint over it.
thanks wrench turner,
that is good info, does the 3m seam sealer set up like a body filler or does it remain flexible?
Jan 1st, 01, 10:06 AM
Brushing in some POR-15 in the window channel is a good way to prevent rust from showing it ugly head in the future
69 rallye green X77 Z/28,1967 SS 396 Conv. 1974 c-10 454 swb
Jan 1st, 01, 11:51 AM
When I fixed the rust in my rear window area...I welded a 3/8 diameter piece of tubing in each corner of the window channel. Then ran a piece of hose from the tube down inside each 1/4 panel and out of the plastic plug at the bottom of the 1/4 panel. That way the water won't collect in there.
Jan 1st, 01, 12:01 PM
i know i can replace the panel but i also have some holes up the sides the top side is pitted but i think i can clean that real good and por-15 it and maybe it will be alright. should i cut out the rust and cut peices of metal and weld back in then use body filler.
Jan 1st, 01, 01:45 PM
The 3m seam sealer is workable and dries but stays flexible. You can sand it carefully with fine sandpaper to mold it for looks. Its really good stuff.