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Any Tips for Installing New Door Weatherstrip
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I'm ready to install new weatherstriping on the doors of my 73 Convert. This is the piece that starts at the bottom of the glass and goes down the side of the door, underneath the door then back up the front side of the door. There are 2 screws that hold it on at the front and four screws at the top of the back side of the door. The bottom of the door has a channel about 2/3's the length of the door in the center. The old weatherstrip had adhesive on it. The question is do you put the weatherstrip adhesive on the door, then install the weatherstrip or do you put the adhesive on the weatherstrip first then install. Any tips, I don't want to end up getting adhesive all over me or the new paint!

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This is the channel on the bottom of the door:


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Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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OLE PONY;16330 Wrote:I'm ready to install new weatherstriping on the doors of my 73 Convert. This is the piece that starts at the bottom of the glass and goes down the side of the door, underneath the door then back up the front side of the door. There are 2 screws that hold it on at the front and four screws at the top of the back side of the door. The bottom of the door has a channel about 2/3's the length of the door in the center. The old weatherstrip had adhesive on it. The question is do you put the weatherstrip adhesive on the door, then install the weatherstrip or do you put the adhesive on the weatherstrip first then install. Any tips, I don't want to end up getting adhesive all over me or the new paint!

[Image: DSCF8215.jpg]

[Image: DSCF8216.jpg]

This is the channel on the bottom of the door:


[Image: DSCF8217.jpg]

First thing you want to do O P is do a dry run to make sure they fit...Then clean the glue area with wax & grease remover..I'm leaning towards NOT using the adhesive on mine..Instead I'm going to use a very strong...very thin.. 2 sided clear emblem adhesive tape..It's made by tremco who sells products to the auto body trade..I can snap a shot of it tomorrow..But if you do use the adhesive applying it on the door side would be my first choice..Keep some wax & grease remover handy for any mishaps

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Scott,
How did the tape you mentioned workout? If it turned out pretty well can you post the actual tape name and part number. 3M adhesive tube stuff makes an absolute mess.

- Jim
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OLE PONY,

Here is one solution to applying adhesive to your weatherstrips from Steele Products.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDBojIza-TA

Qcode351mach does offer another way to do it. I have not added mine yet. I am going to want to see what he posts

Here is a You Tube Video on the Tremco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCULN1qMJNU

mustang7173
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#5
I had a side conversation with Scott( Q code). He ended up using the 3M tube stuff. A few things I learned was that if you're going to use that stuff you want to scuff the back of the weather stripping to help adherence. When I tried using it it was a pain in the ass and a mess to work with. I pulled it off and it peeled right off of my weather stripping and that's where I read about stuffing it up first.

I had another question. In the pics below I could actually glew the door weather stripping on two sides but I'm not sure if that's correct. Should I glue it on the back and on the side or just on the back? I'm worried that if I do it on the side that as the door shuts it off slowly tear It off and I don't have my old stuff to check?


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- Jim
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#6
This thread was started by me in 2011. Weatherstrip has been on for about 5 years with no issues except as originally described in the following thread because the weatherstripping was too long. I did use weatherstrip adhesive.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-door-...atherstrip



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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OLE PONY,
I was looking more specifically on what size and where you put the adhesive on the weather stripping and door? There are two possible sides that the weather stripping can make contact with the door as I show in the picture above the back of the door and the side of the inner door? I know it would go on the back of the door but I'm worried if I glued on the side of the inner door that as the weatherstripping compresses it will actually pull it off the side of the inner door.

- Jim
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