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Weatherstriping ?
#1
Any tricks or tips on replacing the weather stripping that runs between the glass and roof ? Thanks

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#2
I would suggest you remove the drip rails and clean all the sealer off and reseal the trim first. I use either 3-M windshield sealer or the strip calk that does not cure either will work better than the foam the factory used. My brand new car leaked and I had inches of water in the floor the first week I owned the car. They kept looking at the rubber strip when it was between the drip rail and roof where the leak was.
The pictures are on a vert which is much shorter trim but same situation on coupe or fastback. The factory foam was just a faster easier way for them to apply not better for sure.
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Great suggestion from David above with the caulk, But I have to ask why you are repalcing the weatherstrip.  Is it due to leaking or is the rubber just dry rotted and looks like crud?

I ask, because removing the weather channel is a much larger task.  There are a lot of phillips head, self tappers that have been there for 45 years.  So If you are not leaking there and just want a light improvement to get her back on the road, you can just due the extruded rubber seal replacement.

1)Remove back seat lower section.
2) Remove 1/4 panel interior sections(the big ones only)
3) Remove rear 1/4 windows
4) replace weather strip - Pretty intuitive.  (Use 3M weatherstrip adhesive to tack in place.)
5) Re-assemble.  Be sure to get the rear 1/4 windows up and snug.

When I did mine, the worst part was trying to get the rear seat to release from the catches
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(03-17-2018, 09:22 AM)kcmash Wrote: Great suggestion from David above with the caulk, But I have to ask why you are repalcing the weatherstrip.  Is it due to leaking or is the rubber just dry rotted and looks like crud?

I ask, because removing the weather channel is a much larger task.  There are a lot of phillips head, self tappers that have been there for 45 years.  So If you are not leaking there and just want a light improvement to get her back on the road, you can just due the extruded rubber seal replacement.

1)Remove back seat lower section.
2) Remove 1/4 panel interior sections(the big ones only)
3) Remove rear 1/4 windows
4) replace weather strip - Pretty intuitive.  (Use 3M weatherstrip adhesive to tack in place.)
5) Re-assemble.  Be sure to get the rear 1/4 windows up and snug.

When I did mine, the worst part was trying to get the rear seat to release from the catches

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Thanks guys got it. Not to hard to do just took my time and removed everything and cleaned it.The hardest part was the 1/4 windows. Thanks again .

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Car has just been repainted, roof rail and drip rail removed and cleaned.
What would you use to seal between the drip rail and the body?
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