Window Squeeges

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by djlotus » 15 Feb 2009 10:04

johnnygalt wrote:Any update? My car is missing the squeegees so I'm really interested in this thread. Wish there was a way to subscribe like in VBulletin based forums.
You can, its way down at the bottom of the page. Under the 'Who is online' thing.

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by vintageracer » 16 Feb 2009 11:39

I ground the old staples off and re-used the metal plate. I drilled a 7/32 hole where the staples went thru (1 side of staple only) and installed a 7/32 aluminum rivot. I used 7 rivots per side. I thought about putting glue onto the rubber but did not. The scraper works and looks fine.

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by johnnygalt » 05 Mar 2009 08:29

Any update on using the Z car moldings?

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by joker72z » 05 Mar 2009 08:37

I was checking sources just this week and the moldings are readily available from MSA and Black Dragon. I just haven't had the chance to comapre them side by side. Too busy working on my condo really to do much of anything else. I am thinking though that other than trimming for length, they should work.
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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by hang_510 » 05 Mar 2009 09:38

johnnygalt wrote:Any update on using the Z car moldings?
none here either, but next time im next to one ill compare the fit.
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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by johnnygalt » 05 Mar 2009 17:37

Went to PNP today and pulled a squeegee off a 77 280Z- it's about an inch too short for my 2 door 510 :(

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by joker72z » 05 Mar 2009 18:16

Other than length, did it look like a good fit for the 510? I have a 4 door so the overall door length is shorter.
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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by johnnygalt » 05 Mar 2009 19:16

It was a good fit other than being too short. If I could fit the one I got today in a $5 flat rate Express Mail envelope, I'd send it to you

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by joker72z » 05 Mar 2009 21:05

Well that is a great piece of news other than being too short for the 2 doors....Perhaps the guys with 4 doors and wagons can utilize the Z car squeeges to solve the availability issues.
Thanks for the update of the fitment issue. I appreciate it

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by joker72z » 05 Mar 2009 21:26

Maybe I spoke too soon...Is the door on the 4 door sedan actually shorter than the 2 door? Hmmm, I am not knowing.
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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by joker72z » 05 Mar 2009 21:37

I was looking at the basic doors on the Z car and he 2+2 is longer than a stock Z door...therefore, a squeege for the 2+2 would probably fit. They too are available at Black Dragon for $49.95 per side NEW>

Hope that helps

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1971 510 2dr, 58KM original
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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by johnnygalt » 06 Mar 2009 07:12

I'll post the 2+2 question on Ratsun and see if someone with a 2+2 can measure the squeegee.

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by johnnygalt » 06 Mar 2009 07:19

johnnygalt wrote:I'll post the 2+2 question on Ratsun and see if someone with a 2+2 can measure the squeegee.
Done. http://forum.ratsun.net/showthread.php? ... post138288

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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by hang_510 » 06 Mar 2009 09:29

joker72z wrote:Is the door on the 4 door sedan actually shorter than the 2 door? Hmmm, I am not knowing.
yes it is, by ~2"
may still require trimming for a perfect fit. :twisted:
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Re: Window Squeeges

Post by joker72z » 06 Mar 2009 09:38

Great..thanks for the information. All things considered, if we can use the Z car squeege and it is a brand new item for $50/side...we are lucky. NOS or OEM stuff that is being offered for outrageous prices is fine but this looks to be a really affordable alternative.

I think I am going to order a pair to test fit on the new 4 door. Hopefully it will look great once finished.

Chris
Never start vast projects with half-vast ideas
1971 510 2dr, 58KM original
1/74- 260Z, 66K orig miles - SOLD
1/73- 510 2 door bare shell - SOLD

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