door opening weatherstripping

Discussion in 'Workshop Forum' started by jvandyke, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. jvandyke

    jvandyke True Classic

    Location:
    West Michigan
  2. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
  3. lookforjoe

    lookforjoe True Classic

    I bought mine from Bayless. That would be much more inexpensive. I roll should do both sides. I'd recommend reusing the targa section with the moulded corners anyway - I tried used the generic all the way to the center, and it just leaked in the top rear corner due to the seal flattening out around that curve from door to targa.
     
  4. jvandyke

    jvandyke True Classic

    Location:
    West Michigan
    I'll have to email Bayless. I didn't see it on the site.
     
  5. jvandyke

    jvandyke True Classic

    Location:
    West Michigan
    Got word from Bayless. Due in in about a week. But it's $55/side, ouch.
    Seems like this should be available at a shop somewhere, no? Maybe an RV place or something weird. Doesn't have to be OEM, just has to go on and seal.
     
  6. Some help with weatherstripping

    When rounding a sharp corner or butting up two ends of weatherstripping to complete a seal, you can reinforce it by inserting a little roll of extra material or suitable diameter rubber hose into the hollow of the weatherstripping.
     
  7. cozzoi

    cozzoi George

    Weatherstripping

    I ve been told that BMW weatherstripping can be used and fits perfectly well, even the corner pieces. I didn't have the chance to pick one up from the junk yard to test.
     
  8. Black-Tooth

    Black-Tooth Tony Natoli

    OK GUYS... Call or page MY BEST FRIEND...

    Ricardo and ask if he has, or will make a run of CORNER MOLDINGS for ya...

    These, and just about any of the choices of rolled molding above should seal your doors and tops beautifully.
     
  9. jvandyke

    jvandyke True Classic

    Location:
    West Michigan
  10. ltheriau

    ltheriau Jet fuel for the X....?

    eBay....

    I've read that these are usually listed on eBay, but I've yet to see them.

    If Ricardo is going to make more of these little gems:headbang:, I'll buy a set as well.:clap:
     
  11. sdlsaginaw

    sdlsaginaw Steven Lawson

    Location:
    Saginaw, OR
    Me too

    If Ricardo does a run I'll pick up a set just to have them on hand...
     
  12. Yves

    Yves True Classic

    Satisfied customer

    Ricardo is just amazing in its arts!

    [​IMG]

    Thanks Ricar....do!
     
  13. Black-Tooth

    Black-Tooth Tony Natoli

    Geez... PAGING RICARDO!!!

    We have LUCRATIVE WORK for you...
     
  14. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    It will be interesting to hear your report Jeff

    Let us know how it fits. I need to redo my 78 becuase I put some weather strip in that is a bit too big.
     
  15. jvandyke

    jvandyke True Classic

    Location:
    West Michigan
    Should arrive Tuesday and that's good because it's raining, raining, raining.
     
  16. jvandyke

    jvandyke True Classic

    Location:
    West Michigan
    it arrived, looks okay, the "squarish" of the bulb isn't really that way, more of a squashed oval, looks like it should work well, I'd like some of the corner mouldings too though.
     
  17. I guess I need to post a new FSW post

    see on FSW I'll place all details.
     
  18. lookforjoe

    lookforjoe True Classic

    Installed pics would be nice!

    One problem with the new ones from Bayless, was that the doors are harder to close, due to the larger seal. "Bulb" area tears fairly easily too.

    hmm.. maybe I should contact Matt about this, I did pay around $100 for them, after all.

    Is the one roll long enough for both sides?
     
  19. jvandyke

    jvandyke True Classic

    Location:
    West Michigan
    I will document my install when it happens. I think there's enough for both sides, it's 25' I believe. I plan on cutting those corner blocks out of the old stuff and gluing or screwing them on, butting the this new stripping up to them, gluing with something.
     
  20. EricH

    EricH Eric Hamilton Moderator

    Location:
    Durham NC, USA
    Did you adjust the strike plates

    Did you adjust the strike plates out a bit? I've found that a fraction of inch out makes a big difference in how much the weatherstrip compresses.
     

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