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Door weatherstrip question #1311474 Wed May 22 2019 03:02 AM
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Jon G Offline OP
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Hi folks. The door weatherstripping...that is to say the seal that is glued to the doors...who has bought what lately and what is the consensus on what is best? I need to replace mine during a repaint. I have some made by GM, but it is apx 40 years old. Looks ok but I'm hesitant to use it because of the age. Ideas? Suggestions?


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: Door weatherstrip question [Re: Jon G] #1311519 Wed May 22 2019 06:16 PM
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For your '52?

Re: Door weatherstrip question [Re: Jon G] #1311545 Wed May 22 2019 11:03 PM
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Jon G Offline OP
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Yes Mark, for the 1952 1/2 ton. I'm repainting it and want to go with new weatherstripping...at least the door to body stripping. What I recall from comments over the past 5 years is that some is too firm leading you to need to slam the doors. That's what I'm trying to avoid.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: Door weatherstrip question [Re: Jon G] #1311549 Wed May 22 2019 11:16 PM
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Jon, I think it’s just a shot in the dark with the thick/thin issue. Personally I would rather have it too thick. Install in the heat of the summer and leave the door shut, out in the sun, for a couple of days. Should help the seal conform to the gap quite nicely. JMO


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Re: Door weatherstrip question [Re: Jon G] #1311558 Thu May 23 2019 12:11 AM
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I've had good luck with whatever Classic Parts has been selling lately.

Re: Door weatherstrip question [Re: Jon G] #1312082 Mon May 27 2019 02:13 PM
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Jon G Offline OP
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Thanks Mark, Martin. If you install in Dallas the heat will certainly change most foam.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end

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