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Username Post: Install weather strips on doors        (Topic#349663)
Larry E 
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02-14-18 12:12 PM - Post#2724388    

Does anyone have any tips or instructions on installing weather strips on doors and trunk. I am redoing a 1950 Styleline and not sure which side should be glued down.



 

Larry E 
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02-14-18 12:13 PM - Post#2724389    
    In response to Larry E

Tried to post pics I have on flicker but not sure how to get them on here. I am on a mac.



 
Keith_Knox 
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02-14-18 12:26 PM - Post#2724390    
    In response to Larry E

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...

Posting pictures

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
Sheldon Y. 
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02-14-18 04:31 PM - Post#2724416    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Just finished doing mine.
The Filling Station has good Trunk Instructions in their Tech Help Section. (I almost put the 2-pcs. on wrong!)
For the Doors, I gave up with the repop originals and went with regular c-shaped door weatherstrip like you find on the Advance Design trucks.

'49 Styleline Deluxe Build@

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/49-sty...
http://www.frankenrodz.com/frankenstyle.html


 
50sChevys 
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02-14-18 07:32 PM - Post#2724438    
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The key to successful use of 3M Black Super Weatherstrip and Gasket Adhesive no. 08008, is to consistently follow the directions for application. Biggest failure is not applying a thin consistant coat to Both surfaces and allowing Enough Time to elapse before compressing them together. Used it successfully for longer than I like to remember...lol.

Regarding the trunk lid and the body....the seal is in two pieces and goes like the picture below. The other piece of course goes on the body.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL424/525201/24517...


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RAM_51 
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02-14-18 09:21 PM - Post#2724442    
    In response to Larry E

The door weatherstrip is pretty straignt forward as to orientation. The image below is from the 1953 Chevrolet Engineering Booklet. The original illusrtation showed a comparison between the profile of the 1952 [49-52] weatherstrip as compared to the new 1953 door weatherstrip profile [not shown].








The image below shows what is available for the trunk body weatherstrip and the trunk lid weatherstrip [Steele Rubber Illustration]. Steele also sells the corner pieces as was used originally, a soild body weatherstrip is also available if you wish to not go back to what was done originally.





Lastly two illustrations of the proper orientation of the trunk weatherstrip; the trunk body weatherstrip and blow that both body and lid profiles. You can see its profile matches closely to what is available. It is a good idea to mark the center of the weatherstrip and match it to the center of the car. The body strip will be a little more difficult with the lid attached to the car as you will need to work around the hinges. As stated...follow the directions closely. You are working with contact cement and you only get one shot at getting the weatherstrip where it needs to be.







1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
2blu52 
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02-15-18 06:35 AM - Post#2724456    
    In response to 50sChevys

Agreed! I did my doors on the 52 about 15 years ago, used 3-M cement according to instructions and with one small are had trouble keeping the stripping tight. That was on a corner at the bottom of the driver door. Jacked the car up, got on my back, cleaned the area properly and reset the weather strip and no more problems.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
Larry E 
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02-15-18 08:49 AM - Post#2724464    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Keith,
These instructions for posting pics is for a pc. I can't get the same info on my mac. I will try and figure it out.
Thanks



 
Larry E 
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02-15-18 08:50 AM - Post#2724465    
    In response to 2blu52

Hey guys,
Thanks for all of these pics pics and info. Very helpful.
I will try to install this weekend.



 
Keith_Knox 
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02-15-18 10:57 AM - Post#2724482    
    In response to Larry E

Take a look at the overall forum,which is at the top and see if Tony addressed a Mac.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
50_Fastback 
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02-15-18 08:06 PM - Post#2724535    
    In response to Sheldon Y.

Sheldon,
Do you have a link or contact info for your source of C shaped door weather stripping?

Ron Starkey

Life's full of risks..........take one!

'50 Fleetline 350/350, Nova Rear end, Mustang II clip

2005 Harley Road Glide


 
Sheldon Y. 
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02-15-18 08:15 PM - Post#2724537    
    In response to 50_Fastback

Perfectfit.com
800.652.5202

I use #AV16390 Door Weatherstrip - early GM, Ford, Chrysler.

$18./15 foot

Been using it for years on all my builds, with the 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive as mentioned.

'49 Styleline Deluxe Build@

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/49-sty...
http://www.frankenrodz.com/frankenstyle.html


 
50sChevys 
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02-16-18 08:15 AM - Post#2724570    
    In response to Larry E

This might help you Larry. The quality from Steele is your best bet and it doesn’t come from China... I’ve tried them all over 25 years and 10 frame offs...




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Larry E 
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02-16-18 11:16 AM - Post#2724599    
    In response to 50sChevys

Thanks for all of the info guys. My first restore.
Hopefully I can get to it this weekend.



 
Dave in VA 
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05-21-18 08:36 AM - Post#2734505    
    In response to Larry E

So, how did this go, Larry?

It turns out that my car has no weatherstripping on the doors, so I will be doing it sometimes soon. Any tips and pics would be welcome. It looks like I'll get the kit from Steele, if that's what I need. This won't change the way the doors line up, will it?

My first disappointment in the car.









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U S Navy MM2 1970-75 USS Canisteo AO-99, USS Miller DE-1091 (The Champagne of Ships)

1950 Styleline Deluxe 2dr, mostly stock, driver quality...new to me 3/18


Edited by Dave in VA on 05-21-18 08:39 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2blu52 
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05-21-18 09:39 AM - Post#2734510    
    In response to Dave in VA

Fairly simple job that will not change anything. Fitting the center piece around the end of the dash requires some attention. The only change might be the adjustment of the doors latches if they are set for tight closure with no weather stripping.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
Sir X Loin 
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05-21-18 11:21 AM - Post#2734516    
    In response to 2blu52

I put in the Steele kit last weekend. Unless you have the fender off, forget about the "Bellows". Id recommend getting the surface as clean as you can get it. Starting with the inner lower door. Then the formed upper piller piece. The final piece will have a few inches to trim off and so it makes sense to do that last.

The only piece id like to do over is the trunk! Easy enough, but I did not allow for overlap between the body, and trunk lid piece. I could get it dead nuts perfect, the 2nd time..

1957 Chevy Pickup 1998 -2012 *sold
1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe


 
Dave in VA 
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05-21-18 02:57 PM - Post#2734526    
    In response to Sir X Loin

How many tubes of adhesive did you use? I see 3M Super Weatherstrip adhesive in 5oz tubes...

"Knowledge is Good" -- Emil Faber

U S Navy MM2 1970-75 USS Canisteo AO-99, USS Miller DE-1091 (The Champagne of Ships)

1950 Styleline Deluxe 2dr, mostly stock, driver quality...new to me 3/18


 
Sir X Loin 
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05-21-18 06:11 PM - Post#2734542    
    In response to Dave in VA

Just one. Use the black kind. 3m adhesive remover spray to clean the doors withand wipe down the stripping surfaces.

1957 Chevy Pickup 1998 -2012 *sold
1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe


 

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