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Old 11-27-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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54 chevy truck cab weatherstripping install

what is the method for installing the door opening weatherstripping into the long retainer channel that surrounds the door openning??
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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Windlace

There is a thread on page 3 that covers this.
WINDLACE HELP ON 51 dated 11-06-2008

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Old 11-28-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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I'll be doing this soon, I will post assembly pictures as I do it.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:13 PM   #4
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I'll be doing this soon, I will post assembly pictures as I do it.
Thanks from all of us that learn better through pictures
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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Use KY or something very slick and a friend to help pull it through. Much swearing is involved.
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Don't forget the use of many adult beverages for proper lubrication as well.

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Old 12-01-2008, 06:15 AM   #7
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ID:	2993I recomend the blunt screw driver meathode it worked the best - just take your time. I found that you have to trim around the dash for a cleaner look.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:04 PM   #8
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richie~ That's a fine lookin' truck you got going! Nice color, too!
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good clean lookin truck Richie
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:15 PM   #10
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Post Windlace Tool

Harbor Freight etc. have these nice nylon stuffing tools , they work well and won't chip the paint....
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:26 PM   #11
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Its a pain but

I found the easiest way to get it in was with WD40 and then a very short wide blade screwdriver. It took about 30 minutes per side after I figured out the wrist flick
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:26 PM   #12
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Thumbs down Wd40

Just remember that WD40 is a solvent and will hasten the demise of any rubber / plastic product , especially the taiwanese rubber bits....

Use silicone as long as your paint is 1000 % FINISHED as silicone will make fisheyes in the paint if it gets on the body before you paint it .
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Thumbs up You bet!

I really liked the way STP Son of a Gun worked getting my window glass/gaskets in.
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I really liked the way STP Son of a Gun worked getting my window glass/gaskets in.
Goop hand cleaner works wonders too and will not warm finishes!
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Ken ,goop will not "warm" ? finishes . where are you using this stuff?
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