January 12, 2021 - Glass Setting Supplies Page Added To Our Website
We have added a section specific to glass setting needs for your 1960's-1970's GM car to make your search and purchase easier. We offer products required to set your fixed glass using the Urethane/Dam method (as it was back in the day!). Why not take a look by CLICKING HERE ?
Once you have new, rust-free glass channels why not set new glass as well? You can find glass setting tips in our video section by CLICKING HERE.
October 11, 2020 - A-Pillar rust repair channels are now available for GM's 1966/67 A-Bodies
We have extended our RustReplace.com windshield channel repair product line with A-Pillar channels designed for the GM A-Body platform (Chevelle, GTO/LeMans. Cutlass, and Skylark. These coupled with our roof channels gives the restorer much greater ease in attacking windshield rust. We manufacture them for 18 gauge CRS and etch weld prime them for easy installation. As with all of our products, they are manufactured by us in the USA in our Virginia metal fabrication facility. Details and pricing are available on our website!
July 4, 2020 - Rear window channels now available for your 1966-67 Nova
Belden Speed & Engineering has extended it's GM X-Body offerings by developing rear window channels for the 1966 - 1967 Nova. Our X-Body products now range from 1966 - 1974! Manufactured by us in our Virginia matal fabrication shop, the channels fit the factory contours of the 1966/67 Nova 2 door hardtop. No you no longer have to hand fabricate channels, just simply cut our your rusted ones and weld in our new channels. Available for the full perimeter of the rear window, they are sold in section so you only need to purchase what is necessary - no more! Click on our Nova page and see the details and pricing today.
May 17, 2020 - RusteReplace.com is now manufacturing upper trunk gutters for the 1966 - 1967 Chevelle 2 Door Hardtop
Belden Speed & Engineering has developed formed upper trunk gutter repair channels for the 1966 & 1967 model years of the Chevy Chevelle 2 door hardtop. Manufactured from 20 gauge CRS and made in our Virginia metal fabrication shop, the upper trunk gutter channel set can be used to resolve rust that has damaged your gutter lip. They can either be plug or butt welded into the package tray shelf structure to rebuild the weatherstrip area. This has expanded the options the restorer has and in conjunction with our straight channel stock rebuilding that rust-prone area is now that much easier!
May 9, 2020 - A patch panel manufacturer supplying installation instructions - who does that? RustReplace.com does!
Since our very first shipment Belden Speed & Engineering has provided easy to follow, step-by-step installation instructions with pictures that help both the novice and experienced pro install our channels and patches. In fact, we supply a paper copy in each package, but we also email PDF copies to each customer as part of our order shipment acknowledgement process. These instructions, when coupled with our videos and trim clip location diagrams make the job go smooth and quick. It's all part of the value equation for our RustReplace.com restoration channels and patches.
April 28, 2020 - Using Urethane to install your windshield, or rear window?
If you are ready to install your windshield, or rear window on that 1960's/70's Chevelle, GTO,Camaro,Cutlass,Skylark or other GM product, then you might be wondering just how best to cut the tube tip to form a nice "V" shaped bead. Well head on over to our "Tech/Install Tips" page and click on the "Downloads" button and you'll so a number of great and free downloadable pdf's - one of which is the instructions for cutting the tip. Why not head over there now and get yourself the quick and easy to follow 4 step process today?
April 25, 2020 - Vinyl top trim clip stud location diagram added to our free Downloads section
Lost track of where the vinyl top trim clip studs go on your 1970-72 Chevelle Coupe? Not a problem, we have a free downloadable pdf that will get you out of the weeds! Just head to our free Downloads page and get yours right away!
April 23, 2020 - Bottom channels are now available for all 1966 - 1967 GM A-Body 2 door hardtops
We are now manufacturing the bottom channel for the 1966-1967 Chevelle, Lemans/GTO, Skylark and Cutlass 2 door hardtops. While many restorers replace the trunk filler panel to resolve rust in the bottom channel, there are cases where replacing just the channels is the preferred route. We manufacture these RustReplace.com channels from 18 gauge CRS and are formed for a factory fit. Simply cut out the old, rusted channels (or sections of channel) and weld in new. As with all of our channels, we include detailed, step-by-step installation instructions to make installation easy.
April 16, 2020 - International sales remain strong in the face of the COVID19 pandemic
Restorers of American muscle cars remain busy across the globe proving that people are putting this time of self-isolation to good work. We just sent a set of rear window channels to Joni from Finland to help him resolve his 1973 Firebird rust. Joni's second generation F-Body will need a bit of additional metal on the driver side, but using the new channel edge as a guide, he'll have a much easier task of it. Joni your package is on the way - do keep us posted on your progress!
April 13, 2020 - New stand alone website for Belden Speed & Engineering's RustReplace.com rust repair solutions
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new, streamlined website for the RustReplace.com line of window channel rust repair and glass setting products. This new website is smartphone-friendly and easy to use. It has the pricing and technical details necessary for the restorer to quickly understand what products are suited for their needs. As always, we recommend emailing us pictures of your rust for those who question if we have a product correct for their situation.