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WayneinNZ

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Door weatherstripping
« on: September 07, 2008, 07:31:36 AM »
Hi all.
I have had problems with closing the doors.
Basically I have had to open the door and with a hearty push swing them quite hard to get them to latch properly.
I have tried soaking the seals with Wurth rubber conditioner which didnt really make a lot of difference.
The car has been beautifully restored and in desperation I have removed the "new" seals that had been fitted.
I beieve they were bought from a classic industries agent down here.
I have a panelbeater freind who has had a similar problem and it seems to be the very end of the seal where it is flattened out whereby it is too hard to compress properly when closing the door.
We cut away this part and it was an improvement. However when we removed the entire seal we found that the door closes perfectly.... click....
All of the gaps are near perfect so it would seem that the seal is definately the problem
I have had a browse through the forums and it appears that the general consensus would be that the Metro brand seals provide teh best fit and cushioning when closing the doors.
I am proposing to replace only the seal that goes around the door. Would it be better to replace the door frame seals as well?
I would appreciate any input from other forum members as I am reluctant to place an internet order only to find out that I am no better off.
Thanks in advance
Wayne

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Re: Door weatherstripping
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 11:04:06 PM »
I used the HBC latex seals. The doore were alingned first, before the seals were installed. The glass was aligned last. No problems at all with closing.
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Re: Door weatherstripping
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 06:26:17 AM »
I´ve the exact problem and I also think my seals are from Classic!   ::)
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Re: Door weatherstripping
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 09:12:44 PM »
Unless you use latex covered foam or NOS (which are latex covered foam) you are going to have fit problems...
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Re: Door weatherstripping
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 07:15:29 AM »
Ok I have bitten the bullet and have got partial set of Metro Super Softs weatherstrips out of Summit Racing Supplies. Door L & R, Frame L & R and boot (trunk) seal.

I will keep you all posted as to how they perform.

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Re: Door weatherstripping
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 06:24:32 PM »
i just installed the latex door weatherstrips on my 67 rs/ss from heartbeat city. they look and fit great. door closes fine.
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Re: Door weatherstripping
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 05:08:10 AM »
Ok I have bitten the bullet and have got partial set of Metro Super Softs weatherstrips out of Summit Racing Supplies. Door L & R, Frame L & R and boot (trunk) seal.

I will keep you all posted as to how they perform.

You should be okay with the Metro seals.  The fitment is night and day compared to the SoffSeal/OER products.  The latex seals fit well also, but have heard of several having longevity issues with them in that they needed replacement after just a few years.  Very well could be isolated incidents.
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