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Door weatherstrip question #1311474
Wed May 22 2019 03:02 AM
Wed May 22 2019 03:02 AM
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Jon G  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 950
Dallas, TX
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
Wed May 22 2019 06:16 PM
MNSmith  Offline
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So Cal
For your '52?

Re: Door weatherstrip question [Re: Jon G] #1311545
Wed May 22 2019 11:03 PM
Wed May 22 2019 11:03 PM
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Jon G  Offline OP
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Joined: Mar 2014
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Dallas, TX
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
Wed May 22 2019 11:16 PM
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El Reno, Okla
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


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: Door weatherstrip question [Re: Jon G] #1311558
Thu May 23 2019 12:11 AM
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
Mon May 27 2019 02:13 PM
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Jon G  Offline OP
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Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 950
Dallas, TX
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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