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    j_crossland
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    Window Channel

    Post  j_crossland on Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:58 pm

    Anybody know if there is a kit available to replace the window channel in my '79 Caprice coupe. Also looking for door sill plates. I'm guessing some other model like Monte Carlo would be the same. Any ideas?

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    Jim
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    Sweet Seventy9
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    Re: Window Channel

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:21 am

    Hi Jim, welcome to the forum!

    Ebay has universal channel.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-1990-Chevrolet-Impala-Caprice-side-window-run-channel-weatherstrip-seal-/200754394452?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AChevrolet|Model%3ACaprice&hash=item2ebde4f554&vxp=mtr

    I'm not aware of anybody making replacement "Body by Fisher" sill plates. You might get lucky and find a NOS pair on ebay.
    Several aftermarket companies make generic replacements.

    Randy


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    Window Channel

    Post  j_crossland on Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:37 pm

    Thanks Randy, what other GM body styles interchange with the '79 Caprice. Maybe if I start searching for them I may get lucky. I'll try to up load some pictures of my project. '70 Caprice Landau, black, with LSA motor out of a new ZL1 Camaro.
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    Re: Window Channel

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:52 pm

    For the window channel I'm showing: Pontiac Bonneville + Catalina, Olds Delta 88, 98 + Regency, Buick Electra, Lesabre + Riviera, Cadillac Deville

    LSa... it makes me giggle! Your car is gonna be such a blast to drive!! Very Happy




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    Re: Window Channel

    Post  j_crossland on Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:25 pm

    What does "Could not upload file : exceeded user allowed storage. " mean.
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    Re: Window Channel

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:24 pm

    Hmm, you got me. Hopefully B-body knows.


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    1979 Caprice Coupe x7, Landau x4, Estate Wagon x1
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    Re: Window Channel

    Post  solo79 on Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:16 pm

    There was a time when you could open a JC Whitney catalog and buy brand new already cut exact replacement window channel for 77-79 Caprice/Impala 2-door, but not anymore.  Supply and demand I guess.  I too will be looking to replace mine and will most likely go with the universal and cut it to fit. I did find a company somewhere in my searches that did have it for 80 and up 2-door and I thought about trying it out. I'll see if I can find that again.

    That error you're getting is some kind of bug when using the attach file method.  I haven't figured that out yet, but it seems to do it to new members.  Try using the "host an image" button at the top of your post window (5th bank over-first icon).  Sweet's got a perfect how-to on that somewhere, but I couldn't find it.  By the way, welcome to the forum!!


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    Re: Window Channel

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:41 pm

    You cant actually use that to upload anything, ive turned that feature off since it costs money for storage on the forum. If you want to upload pics, you can do that with the little picture icon at the top. Anything else would have to be from a third party suchas youtube, drop box, photobucket, etc. I dont know why it shows the upload feature at the bottom since its deactivated, wish it didnt.


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    '79 Caprice ZL1 Project

    Post  j_crossland on Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:32 pm

    I have attached a link that should take you to some of the before and after pictures of my '79 Caprice. Hope it works.

    https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=6D15BD153D9A69DD&id=6D15BD153D9A69DD%21146




    https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=6D15BD153D9A69DD&id=6D15BD153D9A69DD%21146
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    Re: Window Channel

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:50 pm

    Pics links want a login/p-word.

    I sure wish we could make a Sticky from this:

    Here's what I find to be the easiest way to post pics. It's done with pics stored on your computer or tablet.

    It's the same whether you're creating a new topic, or replying to one.


    Step 1) Click the "Host an Image button".  



    This will open an "Upload your image" box.

    Step 2) Click the "Browse" button.



    This opens a window allowing you to navigate to the pics you want to post.  



    Select a pic and click "Open.  (The window will close)
    The path to the pic will now be displayed to the left of the "Browse" button.

    Step 3) Click the "Host it" button.



    The info in the box will now change to the 3 display options.



    Step 4a) Highlight the text in the desired format, either Thumbnail or Image, then copy it.
    Step 4b) Click the "upload" button.  The box will revert back to the "Upload your image" view.



    Step 5) Paste the text in the body of your post.



    That's it!  Very Happy


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    1977 Caprice Coupe x3, Sedan x3
    1978 Impala Landau x1, Sedan x2, Station Wagon x1
    1978 Caprice Landau x1, Caprice Coupe x2
    1979 Impala Coupe x2
    1979 Caprice Coupe x7, Landau x4, Estate Wagon x1
    1981 Impala Coupe x1
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    1984 Caprice Landau x1, Sedan x1
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    1987 Caprice Landau x1, Sedan x4
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