Volkswagen Beetle Seals: Rear Window-Convertible



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General

General

Convertible Rear Window Seal.
American Style.
Molding Insert Sold Separately

VW Beetle Convertible 53-57

VW Beetle
$28.95
Part #: 153-521
Convertible Rear Window Seal.
Cal Look

VW Beetle Convertible 53-57

VW Beetle
$23.95
Part #: 151-521A-VW
Convertible Rear Window Seal.
American Style.
Molding Insert Sold Separately

VW Beetle Convertible 58-63

VW Beetle
$31.95
Part #: 153-521B
Convertible Rear Window Seal.
Cal Look.

VW Beetle Convertible 58-63

VW Beetle
$25.95
Part #: 151-521B-VW
Convertible Rear Window Seal.
American Style.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle Convertible 64-Mid75
Molding Insert Sold Separately

Note: 1975 VW convertible owners, please read
our note below on how to tell the early from the late
1975 convertible rear window.

VW Beetle
$34.95
Part #: 153-521D
VW Beetle and Super Beetle Convertible Rear Window Seal.
Cal Look.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle Convertible 1964-Early 1975

Note: 1975 VW convertible owners, please read
our note below on how to tell the early from the late
1975 convertible rear window

VW Beetle
$36.95
Part #: 151-521D
VW Beetle and Super Beetle Convertible Rear Window Seal
Cal Look.
Cal Look is Original to these cars.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle Convertible Late 75-79

Note: 1975 VW convertible owners, please read
our note below on how to tell the early from the late
1975 convertible rear window.

VW Beetle
$36.95
Part #: 151-521E
Tubes for Rear Defogger Wire, Pair.
Seals the Wires from Body to Window.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 69-79
VW Karmann Ghia 69-74
VW Type 3 69-74

VW Beetle
$13.95
Part #: 131-525


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
Build out or caulk under your rubber seals.
Repairs cracks in seals.
Insure against leakage.
VW Beetle

   Details...
$13.95
Part #: mmm08008


Hardware

Hardware

Clips for Window Seal Insert Molding
Set of 6
American made, bright electroplated

VW Beetle 52-77

VW Beetle
$7.95
Part #: 111-300


Rear Window Seal Molding

Rear Window Seal Molding

Molding Insert for Rear Window Seal
American Made, Bright Electroplated
Includes molding clips

VW Beetle Convertible 53-57

VW Beetle
$17.95
Part #: 151-355
Molding Insert for Rear Window Seal
American Made, Bright Electroplated
Includes molding clips

VW Beetle Convertible 58-63

VW Beetle
$14.95
Part #: 151-355A
Molding Insert for Rear Window
Polished Aluminum
Molding Clips Included

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle Convertible 64-75   Up to vin# 155-2012-217

VW Beetle
$19.95
Part #: 151-355C


Aluminum Window Trim

Aluminum Window Trim

Window Seal Insert Package
Chrome Finish on Plastic; 144 inches in Length
One Roll With Molding Clips

One Roll Will Do a Windshield Seal
One Roll Will Do a Rear Window Seal
One Roll Will Do Two Quarter Windows

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 71-79
VW Bus 68-79
VW Vanagon 80-92

VW Beetle
$37.95
Part #: 175-345


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Important Information
1975 Restorers

The 1975 rear window and its seal were changed by Volkswagen after chassis number 155-2012-217. If you have a 1975 then check your chassis number. The seal with suffix "E" is for the later cars.

Another way for 1975 VW Super Beetle convertible owners to tell the difference (if the rear window has been removed from the rear window frame)is to measure the height of the rear window glass (along the center line of the window). The early 1975 Beetle convertible rear window glass measures 11 1/8" top to bottom. The late 1975 VW Beetle convertible rear window glass measures 11 1/2" from top to bottom.

Some Information on Rear Window Selection

Before 1964 VW Beetle Convertible Rear Windows were small. If you desire originality then, by all means, stick to your window size, but bear in mind that replacement glass is going to be hard to find when needed. Later (and larger) rear window glass is generally available.

Any full convertible top restoration will allow the use of a rear window frame and a rear window from any year. In other words, you may choose a late 1975-1979 rear window framework and glass for any new top ! An advantage of this particular window arrangement is that its curvature is not as great as the glass in the 64-early 75 VW convertible. This makes the installation easier and "popout" is less of a problem. Also: mid75 to 79 convertible frames and glass are going to be available for as long as there are Beetle convertibles on the road !


Restoration Tip
Your rear window frame is likely to be distorted a little. This happens after years of vibration and it will make it difficult to re-install the rear window.

If you are doing a new top then the window frame will be off the car for a while. We recommend that you do a trial installation of the rear window, off of the car. Wrap the seal around the glass and lay it over the rear window frame. Re-shape the frame until the glass "seals in" well (at the workbench.)

Our integrated rear window frames eliminate this problem. They are the steel plus the wood tacking frame, in one unit, ready to tack into the new top. You will find them at "Convertible Rear Window Parts."


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