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#639286 - Tue Apr 20 2010 06:39 AM How to install lower door seal retainer 1951
BruceO Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 24 2009 03:03 PM
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Loc: Michigan
My 1951 chevy truck did not come with lower door seal reatiners and I'm now putting in. Can anyone help with a picture as to how to install them?

Thank you!
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#639299 - Tue Apr 20 2010 08:19 AM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: BruceO]
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#639526 - Tue Apr 20 2010 11:03 PM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: tclederman]
Achipmunk Offline
Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
I am close to putting my weatherstipping on my doors to. In fact I should just go ahead and do it and another box would be off my workbench.....
But, I have a question. I checked out a 51 one ton truck Saturday that had new weatherstripping installed and after looking at it and at Denny's picture why can't the rubber be 45'd at the corner like a piece of moulding instead of the "half twist"?????
Denny, I know the factory OEM way works good but I just ask crazy questions sometimes. Now, Why wouldn't a 45 corner work??
Looks like it would maybe make the door close just a tat easier?

Nothing better to do tonight than harass the stovebolters smile
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#639566 - Wed Apr 21 2010 05:37 AM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: tclederman]
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THANK YOU!!!
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#639761 - Wed Apr 21 2010 08:37 PM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: BruceO]
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Sounds like a plan Alvin, give it a try.
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#644235 - Thu May 06 2010 11:44 PM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: Denny Graham]
barnescole Offline
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Registered: Tue Sep 22 2009 10:39 PM
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Loc: Hanover, PA
i 45'd mine and it works just fine.
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#644287 - Fri May 07 2010 08:11 AM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: barnescole]
SW_Radial Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania
the Only drawback I can forsee in doin the 45 cut Alvin would be that instead of one continuos pc. of strip now ya have 3 and even the best glue will fail over time and I would think at the 45 cut would be the first ????
Just tossin things round the Ol Brain Bucket this mornin.
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#644487 - Fri May 07 2010 11:20 PM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: SW_Radial]
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Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
mmmm, maybe your right Tim... but then you know me. I'd probably try to start on the corner and end up on the corner cutting the corner kind of like overlapping carpet and cutting it.
That way I'd have one continuous piece....and could glue it back in the same place each time smile

I've been busy with other things but hopefully after 15 more days of school I can get some SERIOUS work going. Then I'll catch everyone up on my updates.

Thanks for all the input.
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#644572 - Sat May 08 2010 11:28 AM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: Achipmunk]
1953 panel Offline
Registered: Mon Mar 05 2007 12:00 PM
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Loc: Oakwood, Ontario Canada
Good photo, I'm almost at that point too, I think I'll not cut my rubber but twist it as the photo shows.
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#850988 - Sat May 12 2012 12:16 PM Re: How to install lower door seal retainer 1951 [Re: 1953 panel]
Slick69 Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 08 2008 08:27 AM
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Loc: Ione, Oregon
I have done both of my trucks & didn't cut either of them & they turned out great. Just my two cents.....
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