Backseat side windows on classic Beetles never rolled down, but dealers far from the factory in Wolfsburg could install this hardware app upgrade onsite, using pre-drilled holes in the frame of the car.
The old rubber seals were like rotten jerky. There was some rust and corrosion and crumbly bits of 50 year old sunfried plastic. Removing the tarry old rubber and then threading the new seals into the frames was one of the more tedious tasks I've undertaken in VW repair, going around the frame 1/8" at a time with a putty knife, stuffing the sticky rubber strip into a t-shaped track. But the results are worthwhile:
|Before (passenger side)||After (driver's side)|
|What's that in the distance?|
|Prefitted for shoulder belts in 1965.|
I valued them greatly in the '65 Beetle that was my first car, down in Palm Beach county where every bit of ventilation counts.
|Yes, that's a Mickey Rat t-shirt. Tag was my father's suggestion.|
|It was a brighter, squintier world. One in which I wore knit shirts.|
|Not mine: image lifted from this site.|