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Clark
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posted 12-27-2001 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well one of my Christmas gifts was a set of these but my car did not have them, so how do they attach to the bottom of the door? I know they screw to the bottom of the door but where? It sure would be nice to see a set installed but any help will bw appreciated.

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69 351W Sportsroof Deluxe

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stang106
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posted 12-28-2001 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering the same thing. From what I've read that lower weatherstrip dampens the road noise but I don't quite know where it goes.
Dave

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"I live my life 16.090 seconds at a time"

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Clark
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posted 01-02-2002 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess this one will go down as one of those X-files.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-02-2002 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you look it up in an assembly manual?

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70MachT-5
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posted 01-02-2002 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MachT-5   Click Here to Email 70MachT-5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Clark,
I have disassembed several '70 doors for my car last month and I believe I can tell you what you need to know.

The strips attach at each end with screws. Two at the rear and three at the front. There should be a 'track' on the bottom of the door to 'tuck' the weatherstripping into. I suggest you inspect your doors to see if there are small holes where they strip was attached previously. If not, you will have to drill the holes yourself. You need to put a small amount of adhesive along the track and up the sides of the door to aid in keeping things in place. You may have to buy some a screw kit from AMK etc. since you dont have any to start with. If your doors dont have holes from before, wait to drill the holes until you have the screws in hand, the are small sheet metal screws. Check a few other cars for an idea of how they attach. The whole thing is very simple (and no, I cant come over to help).

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MarkC ~ 1970 Mach 1 T-5
1965 coupe vintage racer

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Clark
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posted 01-02-2002 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
The shop manuals do not even mention this, so I don't have anything else to reference.

As far as the bottom strip goes, it is a piece of rubber that runs the length of the bottom of the door. It is about 1.5 in. wide and looks like an "L". I am aware of the normal door weatherstriping that wraps around the door but this is a little different.
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RagTop
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posted 01-04-2002 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RagTop   Click Here to Email RagTop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've replaced these on both of our 69's. IIRC, you just secure the front portion and then glue it on the door with the black weatherstrip adhesive and then secure the other end with the appropriate screws.

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RagTop
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Clark
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posted 01-04-2002 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ragtop for finally at least seeing these installed, but I need some more details on the install.
You said attach it to the bottom of the door, just exactly where? There is a 2-3 inch area of metal running the length of the door from the inside edge and the channel where the door weatherstriping fits. I know this rubber should lay flat with the seal edge sticking down to act like a sqeegee rubing against the door frame but this will still need someclearing up for my dense gray matter, sorry.

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