54 chevy truck cab weatherstripping install

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  1. bobs55.1

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    what is the method for installing the door opening weatherstripping into the long retainer channel that surrounds the door openning??
     
  2. shankamoto

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    Windlace

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

    Hope this helps :)

    Gene
     
  3. ol' chebby

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    I'll be doing this soon, I will post assembly pictures as I do it.
     
  4. osmosisarmadill

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    Thanks from all of us that learn better through pictures:p
     
  5. ol' chebby

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    Use KY or something very slick and a friend to help pull it through. Much swearing is involved.
     
  6. Chiro

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    Don't forget the use of many adult beverages for proper lubrication as well:D.

    Andy
     
  7. richie d

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    100_0092.jpg I 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.
     
  8. Zig

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    Hard work!

    richie~ That's a fine lookin' truck you got going! Nice color, too!:cool:
     
  9. booger

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    good clean lookin truck Richie
     
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    Windlace Tool

    Harbor Freight etc. have these nice nylon stuffing tools , they work well and won't chip the paint....
     
  11. Steve Katzman

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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:D
     
  12. vwnate1

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    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 .
     
  13. Zig

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    You bet!

    I really liked the way STP Son of a Gun worked getting my window glass/gaskets in.
     
  14. Kens 50 PU

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    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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    Goop hand cleaner is slicker than "snot on a door knob". 100% water soluable too. I've installed many a window, windshield etc using that stuff.
     
  17. booger

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    Ken i think there was humor? in there!?!
     
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    You know the old saying "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullsh*t" Anything that needs a "little extra" to fit can be accomplished with something that is slick. Goop or "Go-Jo" works in my book!
     
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    Cream Typ Hand Cleaner

    Is also unbelieveably great on old Moto seats , any old stiff seat cover that's faded to white , smear it on and gently work it in with a soft britsle brush , wipe off then buff with a clean soft cloth ~ you'll be amazed .
     
  20. BIG CHEVY 3600

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    Richie:
    Great looking garage! Did you put the truck in there for the photo shoot or does you wife really let you use it?:D
     

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