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I bought a pair of window roller guides from zcardepot last year and finally got around to installing them. These attach to the inside top edge of the door underneath the door trim piece and keep a little pressure on the window glass so it doesn't wobble back/forth as the door is closed with the window down. The previous owner had busted the passenger window by slamming the door with the window down years ago, so I figure this would maybe prevent that from happening again. The problem is they leave a streak on the glass after rolling it up/down. I washed the rubber with soapy water, then even tried some diluted degreaser, but it still leaves streaks after a few times. I contacted zcardepot and they said they had never heard of such a problem and offered a refund/store credit. What can I do to keep these things from streaking the door glass?
The picture shows the driver-side window glass assembly taken from a long-gone 72 Z. If you look at the bottom-right quadrant of the assembly, you'll observe a stamped-metal piece bolted onto the near side of the glass. It looks kind of like a swimming duck (ok, maybe a loon), with the beak pointing to the right. With the glass installed in the door, this piece would be on the outboard side of the glass. Question: What is the purpose of this stamped-metal piece? It doesn't show in the parts fiche drawing and I don't see in the FSM drawings either. In addition, the side glass from the 70 Z that I'm working on doesn't have this piece either. The 72 donor from which I took the window assembly was my daily driver back in the 1970's and I'm 99% positive that this is the glass that was installed at the factory. Is it some kind of brace or reinforcement for this part of the glass? Or is it an anti-'Slim Jim' theft-deterrent piece? Is it a factory piece? (It sure looks like it). If so, when did these start to get fitted to our Z's? I'm trying to decide whether this something that my 70 Z would benefit from receiving as a transplant.
I have a 1976 280z that we need a rear glass for and a local guy claims to have one. It looks right, but can someone tell me what years and models are interchangeable and if the coupe and 2+2 models take the same rear glass? thanks for the help.