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Since these rubbers are hard to get and not getting any easier I was thinking if something else could be modified to work.

Now the Amc Gremlin has a very similar side window to the Avanti.

I'm not sure if they are available but has anyone done the exercise and compared the two to see if it could work?

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I kind of doubt it....The weatherstrip you're speaking of is a somewhat complicated piece, unique to the Avanti's body design.

On the bright side, the Avanti's 1/4 window weatherstrips didn't seem to fall apart like the front vent window weatherstrips did....Perhaps someone has a decent used set off of a parts car they could sell you.

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Due to multiple small thin extra seals, stiffening block and other goodies, molded into the Avanti rubber, nothing else will work right. Spent 2 years finding the two I have, since mine are rotted and partial painted from many prior repaints poorly done. You don't want to know what it cost me. Maybe you can talk the Aussie Stude guys into manufacturing some new ones, nobody here sees any profit in it.

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I had both back windows out of the '63 Avanti. I had a broken hinge that was riveted to the window frame which required taking everything out on the one side. I'll get to the other side. I didn't know how to tackle the problem. I have a 90-year old friend who volunteers at the aerospace museum in Balboa Park in San Diego. I had recently watched an interesting episode on repairing vintage planes on television. A lot of their repairs required riveting. I took my window out and actually took it to our Studebaker meeting thinking one of the old timers would know how to fix it. Jim, my 90-years young friend was there that day. He asked me if I wanted it fixed, and I said sure. He left with the window. He brought it back and it was hinged on backwards. I went back to the aerospace museum with him and a big box of doughnuts. The same fellow drilled it out and fixed it while I waited. I was tickled pink. I could not find any new rubber gaskets in the country, so I used the used ones. The window snaps right back in place like it should. I only hand-wash my car with drip towels inside. Now with the other window. I had a couple of scratches that bothered me on the chrome stainless pillar between the front and back window and thought I would shine it up and try to get the scratches out. I'm embarrassed, but I was using a dremmel polisher. I rubbed off the finish and had to get a replacement. In order to the put that chrome piece back on, you have to take the back window out. Everything turned out pretty good, and I like to have them open on nice days. By the way, you can see my Avanti on You Tube. It's under Studebaker Avanti Road Trip. That was for my brother, Randy who had the car for about 30 years. Like the forum. This is my first time, and I know I can learn a lot about my car. Dan Boone

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