Old Mopar Guy - Rear Window Question

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    Mr Mopar Tenn New Member

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    Hello from Tennessee. I've been driving and working on Mopars since my Dad drove home a new red, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda with a 318 and 3 speed manual transmission.

    I have three Mopars left:
    1969 Dodge Super Bee - 440 six pack, 4 speed, 4:10 dana
    1971 Dodge Challenger convertible - 440, automatic
    2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack - 392, 6 speed manual

    I have a question. When I restored the Super Bee, I pulled the back glass, cleaned out the window channel and repaired the rust spots in the corners. When they reinstalled the rear glass, they didn't fill the lower channel with the black sealant. The window is sealed perfectly, but the lower chrome window trim doesn't lay flat and any water on the car will sit in that lower channel. I always use compressed air to blow out the water.

    What black sealant should I use to keep water out of the rear window channel and help keep the rear window trim from sticking up a little?

    Thanks!

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    • 440Coronet500

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      Butyl sealant is what's used on windshields. 440'
       
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        It’s better to leave that channel empty so it can dry and not collect and hold water anywhere.

        And how is filling that channel up going to pull the trim in tighter to the glass?

        They probably used 5/16” instead of 3/8” to set the glass. Not a big deal.
         
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          welcome to FBBO
           
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            Welcome from North Florida !!!
            Nice Bee.
            The trim on my 69 Coronet 440 is the same way from whoever had the back glass out.
            I just blow out the water in the corners. I think this is common on these cars.
             
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              g'day from Australia :welcome:
               
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                  Welcome to the Madness...... I had a 69 Bee A12 car back in the late 70's. should have never sold it......:BangHead::BangHead:
                   
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                  • Mr Mopar Tenn

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                    Thank you all for your comments. It's good to know that I'm not the only one with this issue. Running07203.jpg
                     
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                    • 69 Sleeper Bee

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                      I don’t think you need to worry about people noticing your rear window trim.
                      They will be noticing that engine bay !
                      Sweet
                       
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                            Are you missing some of the Trim pegs?
                             
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