Author Topic: 1957 weatherstripping  (Read 130 times)

Offline 57 Coupe

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1957 weatherstripping
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:27:09 PM »
I am having what seems to be an insurmountable problem.  I am replacing the weatherstripping on my 1957 Coupe De Ville two door.  I am unable to get the weatherstripping between the door & back side window to line up to prevent air or water from coming thru.  The gaps between the door & body are evenly spaced.  I have tried Steele replacements but with no success.  Hope someone will help me with the answer.  Thanks!!!!

Offline 57shark82

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Re: 1957 weatherstripping
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 07:16:08 PM »

I have the same issue during heavy rain.  Perhaps its a design flaw or poor reproduction parts?  I would like to know how to fix this as well.
Tim

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Offline Jon S

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Re: 1957 weatherstripping
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 10:03:53 PM »
Design flaw - no. Reproduction parts for some reason are close but no cigar when it comes to fit and function. That is why NOS parts are so expensive. It's unfortunate reproduction parts can't follow the original specifications. Even reproduction floor mats for my 1958 do not replicate my originals.
Jon

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Offline 57 Coupe

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Re: 1957 weatherstripping
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 05:27:03 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion concerning the weatherstripping.  Does anyone know who might carry the NOS that I need?  Thanks!!!!

Offline Mike Josephic CLC #3877

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Re: 1957 weatherstripping
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 06:09:53 PM »
I purchased every piece of replacement rubber for
my '55 Eldorado from Steel and did not have any
issues. 

Assuming you had the car totally taken apart for
your restoration, did you align the doors, windows,
etc. back to original tolerances as per the shop
manual?  If not, that is most likely the problem.

Mike
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 06:15:57 PM by Mike Josephic CLC #3877 »
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