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Tim Nawrocki
06-27-2016, 12:51 AM
Hi all,
I haven't been on in a long time, but I got my '56 Superior 3-Way Landaulet back from the painter this weekend!!!

While putting one of the front side windows back in, I was reminded that the chrome on my vent window is a bit flaky, and the glass has some bubbles around the edges. It didn't bother me *that* bad until I saw it up against my new paint; now it kinda stands out. The seal is miraculously intact and wateright, and I've always assumed it was something specific to the coachmaker and therefore unobtainable...so I decided I wouldn't risk the seal for cosmetic stuff.

But today I heard that it might be "a stock seal, just kicked uphill".

Does anyone have more information on this; namely, what year/model of seal might have been used?

Also, does anyone know how to remove the vent window from it's frame? I had it off today to replace the window run channels, and it wasn't apparent to me. The bottom of the vent window frame was riveted to the main upright, and I had to drill out the rivets to replace the channel. I thought I'd be able to slightly spread the frame vertically and drop the vent window out from the top down, but no dice. I couldn't figure out how, but it seemed the top pivot was retained in the upper part of the frame.

Thanks in advance for your helpful ideas!

Tim Nawrocki
06-27-2016, 12:52 AM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6xqy854uraauc01/1956%20cadillac%20superior%20hearse%20vent%20windo w.jpg?dl=0

John ED Renstrom
06-27-2016, 01:07 AM
If all you want to do is pull the glass. You pull hard in the open edge and smach the back side with a rubber mallet. If your trying to disassemble the frame to rePlat. That's a guess.