Have you been enjoying some road time in your Tri-Five and noticed the windows seem to rattle a little more than they used to? maybe you have to endure the sound of wind whistling into your car when you drive. If your ’55, ’56, or ‘57’s windows are rattling and shaking every time you drive your beloved classic, chances are the “window fur channels” are worn and need to be replaced. Luckily, you can turn to the folks at Danchuk Manufacturing to remedy this situation.
To get rid of the troublesome issues caused by these worn channels, the best thing you can do is address the problem right away. Window channels (fur channels, cat whiskers, fuzzies, window sweeps, or whatever you like to call them) are available for your two-door or four-door Tri-Five and are a relatively easy and inexpensive item to replace.
No matter how you refer to this fuzzy weatherstripping, the function is still the same: surround and seal the glass when the window is up and closed. Imagine sitting in the driver’s seat of your ride and getting that sinking feeling of having a wet seat. If the channels around your glass are bad, this could be a reality. Let’s say you didn’t get a wet pair of pants, but rather opened the door of your car to take in a musty smell. It’s not a pleasant experience.
And of course, we’ve all heard the loud rushing of air every time we get up to speed. Not only are the effects of poor window channels annoying to experience, but the poor seal that can result in damage to the interior that can be expensive to fix. But, how hard is it to replace these seals? In a nutshell, not very.
Each of Danchuk’s window channel kits contains all of the parts you need to replace your window channels. The company reproduced these kits with the correct contours and lengths. The exposed beaded edges of the channels are made of polished stainless steel, just like the factory originals.
Get The Channels You Need
- P/N: 172 ’55-57 two-door hardtop
- P/N: 173 ’56-57 four-door hardtop
- P/N: 174 ’55-57 two-door sedan
- P/N: 174A ’55-57 sedan delivery, 150 two-door wagon, and utility sedan
- P/N: 174B ’55-57 two-door sedan with no vent windows
- P/N: 175 ’55-57 four-door sedan
- P/N: 176 ’55-57 convertible
- P/N: 177 ’55-57 Nomad
- P/N: 178 ’55-57 two-door station wagon
- P/N: 179 ’55-57 four-door station wagon
- P/N: 2070 ’55-57 (upper rear) two-door hardtop
The second part of the window-sealing treatment involves a Moleskin (Mohair) channel liner, which is used in the front doors and rear quarter windows of hardtops, Nomads, and convertibles. For the full-length article, Danchuk used a convertible, but the procedures are the same if you are working on the upper and lower portions in a hardtop, Nomad, or convertible. Be sure to pay attention to the installation instructions.
While this short teaser article is just to let you know the parts are available and the replacement of the channels is easy, you can click here to get the complete step-by-step tutorial on how to accomplish the job with the help of the fine folks at Danchuk.
Something to keep in mind: although the channels being shown are being installed on a four-door and a convertible, the process is nearly identical for two-door models as well.
To get your Tri-Five windows properly sealed, check out Danchuk Manufacturing for everything you need. Now, let’s get to it.