Okay things have progressed a bit, the expected but never the less disappointing set-back when working on such a large scale project like this......
First off there's an owner/fan group for Clark Cortez here: http://www.cortezcoach.com/
--lots of very cool images there----have a peek.
Because there are no known new replacement OEM-style windshield weatherstrip assemblies (aka "gaskets" in the windshield biz) we need to fabricate our own. Usually this is fairly easy to accomplish because the continuous-length weatherstripping is applied over a flange (aka "pinchweld") formed in the window opening of the body. There are two "pockets" in the weatherstripping, one each for the glass and pinchweld--shown here:
If the weatherstripping can be applied in one piece this would be a breeze. Because the front glass opening was created from near right angles miter cutting the individual pieces was necessary. Some of the angles shown here:
Rt Front Vent Window, fixed:
Lower Left Windshield:
Preliminary or trial fitting of miter-cut corners:
We'll continue to fine-tune as close as possible the initial or dry fitting of cut ends. All cut ends that adjoin or butt against another cut end will receive 3M's Super Weatherstrip Adhesive to prevent separation and a resulting gap that's unappealing to the eye. Additionally small amounts of windshield bonding urethane adhesive will be applied per our own design scheme to reinforce the already-snug and secure manner in which vehicle glass is typically retained in similar situations.
The extensive restoration of this vehicle required removal of the original roof structure to address issues found there. When the roof was re-installed a small increase in height was added mostly because no accurate drawings or dimensions were available. The windshield openings grew about 3/8" meaning existing 100% original glass pieces could not be fitted properly. Bummer for all---hate to see this sort of thing after such an outstanding job already done, painting completed by now.
Since the glass is typical laminated "safety glass" we'll cut new pieces of the corrected size--this will be easily done. Once those are finished our process will continue and proceed quite quickly.
We'll also be installing the front door aluminum sliding glass assemblies. This should be a straight-forward simply installation as nothing had to be changed with the openings or window assemblies during this restoration.
Anyway that's it so far----hoping some find this even a bit interesting. More photos of just this phase of my companies involvement can be seen here: http://s184.photobucket.com/user/JWA...?sort=3&page=1
PS: Here's link to the Columbus, Ohio Fire Museum--the owner of this '67 Cortez: http://www.centralohiofiremuseum.com/
Thanks for looking!