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1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:19:02 AM »
I posted this on the Yenko site also in hope that this problem will get better exposure. Thank you, Joe

I'm having Al Knoch redo my deluxe door panels for my 69 Camaro. My window wipers are too old & not pliable enough to reuse. The replacements I've seen, the "V" cross section is not a true "V". More like a check mark.

Is there a correct wiper for the deluxe door panel on the market?
Thank you, Joe
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 05:28:41 PM »
Sorry I just want to clarify.  You're talking about the inner felt that goes on the door panel next to the door glass?  I don't know much about 69's but I got and heard that re-pops is the only one that even gets close.  They are not exact but NOS is the only option for that.
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 05:55:11 PM »
I have 2 NOS but they are hard as a rock. I'll look at the Re-pops.
Yes, these attach to the top of the door panel & run the entire length of the panel. The deluxe uses different from the standard interior. 1968 & 1969 are the same if deluxe interior...Thank you, Joe
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 03:29:00 AM »
Call Steve at Steve's Camaro.  He's fun to talk to and will tell you the fuzzy story.  He might have NOS, but all that is getting very $.
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 10:42:27 AM »
Joe, what's the part number on the NOS ones you have and/or need?
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 11:36:06 AM »
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The original part was 7755881. That's what I have but they are hard & brittle...Joe
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 03:41:18 PM »
About 15 years ago I replaced the deluxe door panels on my 69. Unfortunately I used the original fuzzies which are now shot, so I need to do the job again with some NOS felts I've squirreled away. The original fuzzies guided me on where to drill the holes into the metal band of the new door panel.

I used a box of brad or small gauge finishing nails. Cutting both ends off, then bending them into the shape of a staple to fit the holes, pushing through the felt and door panel, then bending them on the back side to hold the inner felt into place. I was happy with the result, but this time I will look for a less shiny nail, maybe something in a dark brass. I would be happy to post a pic if someone with an original wants to provide a comparison of the appearance.

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 04:24:09 PM »
For anyone looking for a nice pair of 68 deluxe door panels..  I've heard the seller is an ok guy.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/152588544715?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2017, 11:07:47 PM »
Joe, I thought I might have a set. I have a tube with 7729998 on it but there are 4 pieces (2 fuzzies and 2 V shaped scrapers with wide chrome) inside. I'm thinking I remember figuring they were for deluxe, which I don't have. I'm working on Identifying them...
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 03:03:16 AM »
Thanks for trying. We really can't buy & sell here anyways. I was hoping somebody had run into this problem & might have a solution. I don't want to risk spending large moneys for NOS if they're too hard. To be stapled back onto the door panel the felt has to lay almost completely flat.

I will call Steve's Camaro tomorrow & see what he has to say. Thank you, Joe
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 04:45:26 AM »
We really can't buy & sell here anyways.

Buying and selling is OK, just do it through PM's
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2017, 04:20:14 PM »
I just talked to Steve @ Steve's Camaro. Other than NOS, he says there are no others that are correct. Too bad I couldn't soften up the NOS one I have....Joe
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2017, 10:14:44 PM »
Here is what I have. Think these are for deluxe?
My standard door panels don't have that wide chrome.
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel window wipers
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2017, 11:10:00 PM »
I wonder if there's any way to re-soften the rubber.  For the price these things go for it might be worth looking into.
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