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bibbs68
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posted 05-29-2002 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I have all of my parts coming in next week. I have never done this before so I need as much input as possible. Are there any good books to go by? Regardless of a book or not, are there any danger zones on doing this? Any tricks? I have to replace everything from the hood to the trunk, and from the roof to the rocker panels. Anyone care to do it for me?

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posted 05-29-2002 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get yourself some good weatherstripping adhesive and take a good look at the original peice before you remove it.Make sure your new peice is the same as the old one.You will probably need a helper for some of it.Just take your time and don't be intimidated,its time consuming but its really not that hard.I just did my 68 after a paint job.

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Fastback68
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posted 05-30-2002 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If memory serves, the strips that go around the actual doors come with little white plastic studs that are supposed to fasten the strips to the front edge of the doors. I might have been doing something wrong, but I decided they were pointless and threw them away.

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bibbs68
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posted 06-03-2002 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, how do you remove what's left of the 34 year old rubber and adhesive?! I hope it's easy!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-03-2002 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3M sells a good glue release {#8879}

http://www21.3m.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.Entry10?xid=28181&SP=10023&PN=1&V1=267769&DSP=&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=0

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fastcomet289
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posted 06-04-2002 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Acetone works good for removing adheisive, and wont damage you paint, i found that around the door you do not need to much weather strip glue because it fits in the channel well, and the trunk weather strip might have to be cut, the couple that i have done have come a little long.

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-04-2002 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know what kind of paint you're talking about but acetone (same as finger nail polish remover)is a rude substance. Would handle that stuff with care. Lacquer thinner, too, CAN dull some clear coat paints, too. Has your car already been painted? You don't say. Those little black plastic pins, go into holes on the door. They help, particularly on the back of door, to keep w/s from getting pulled off when rubbing against it getting out. A chronic problem on my 65.

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bibbs68
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posted 06-04-2002 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my car has been painted so I need something that is friendly to paint. Also, what about the foam/rubber that didn't pull off. For instance around the trunk. Do I have to pick at it until I get it all off or will the remover take care of what's left?

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-04-2002 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For an opinion, would go slowly and pick. Sh*tty job but with new paint, not worth any shortcults.

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Jeff
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posted 06-04-2002 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've replaced every piece of weatherstrip in my '65. Different techniques are used depending on the pieces you are wanting to replace. I'll tackle one piece and you tell me when you're ready for the next...One at a time please!

Door weatherstrip. Remove old weatherstrip and clean area where it was glued. Needs to be absolutely slick where you want to put the new piece.

1. Clean the piece to be applied of all talc. Identify the side that will have adhesive on it (be sure)! Hang piece from rafter in garage. Place a thin even layer of weatherstrip adhesive (3M or Permatex) on the strip where it will mate with the door. Wait until it drys.

2. Mask off the borders of where the weatherstrip is to be applied. When finished you should have a strip outlined running the full length of where the weatherstrip is to be applied. Coat the strip with a layer of weatherstrip adhesive (thin even layer). Let dry.

3. Starting from the back of the door, add a second thin layer of weatherstrip adhesive about 6" long. Identify the rear door edge of the weatherstrip, wait until adhesive sets up but is not yet quite dry. Push the weatherstrip in place and it should bond immediately (and be hard to remove or move, so get it squarely on the first try). When installing, don't stretch or compress the weatherstrip, just lay it on naturally. Add another 6" of adhesive and repeat until you've worked your way around the door. If the bottom side has a corrigated edge, be sure the weatherstrip is pushed into the corrigation as it was originally. If it wants to come off, your adhesive is not dry enough. If it wants to come off, you can use masking tape to hold it in place. If you've neither stretched or compressed the weatherstrip, the end may be too long or too short. If too long cut it off. If too short, well I dunno what you'll do then!
If there's a nylon fastener, be sure to use it at the appropriate time (as you get to that point).

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bibbs68
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posted 06-11-2002 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff,
Thanks for the info. This is a project that I plan on doing slowly as not to screw anything up. I will keep you posted on my progress. Thanks again!

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bibbs68
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posted 07-22-2002 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay Jeff! What's next?

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Jeff
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posted 07-24-2002 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by bibbs68:
Okay Jeff! What's next?

You've finished the the doors? What piece do you want to do next? Vent windows? Roofline?

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