1968-1982 RESTORATION SERIES
As iconic as they are, 1968-82 Corvettes tend to have issues with their windows, and if they are neglected, major trouble and leakage will probably occur. In short, C3 doors and window glass require periodic service. If it has been more than 10 years since any major work has been performed, restoration is the best plan to assure proper window operation.
Roller and guide wear will occur over time, leaving the glass shaking in the wind and possibly damaging the glass or body. On a positive note, the quality of restoration materials has improved greatly. Today’s weatherstrips are very close to factory fit and density, allowing them to seal the windows correctly. Corvette Central evaluates and provides critical feedback to their vendors, with the result being the best window seals currently on the market.
Door glass must roll up and down consistently in the same position to ensure a good seal. Regardless of weatherstrip quality, glass that is loose and poor fitting will cause leaks. (more…)