Jun 1st, 04, 03:25 AM
Hello all. Has anyone had good/bad experiences with this stuff? I installed OER on mine and my doors dont shut worth a darn, you have to slam them to get them shut. When you open the door it ejects about an inch and you can tell the door is under pressure. The body lines are perfect so I know the door isn't out of adjustment. Is this just the nature of the beast or is there anything I can do?
Jun 1st, 04, 03:36 AM
yup, all is normal with your repro weatherstrip. i haven't got that far on mine yet, but read enough posts here to know you are not alone.
leave her out on a hot sunny day, i guess that helps relax them a bit.
what part of ks are you from??
Jun 1st, 04, 08:38 AM
Basically a suburb of Wichita. Sounds like we both have some good projects going.
No wonder the GM weatherstrip goes for so much on EBAY. I have to say, the high price almost seems worthwhile to work correctly. These types of issues drive me crazy!!
Guess I will sit it out in the sun and see if it helps. :(
Jun 1st, 04, 04:36 PM
I used a repro from Ric's.... man. Used the welting package that is on the frame side of the door closing. I ended up using a rubber mallet to essentially beat my metal beading back in order to close the door again. LOL. It is getting better with daily use though... .
A friend of mine had the same problem with his trunk seal. He was sure the repo stuff he bought was junk.. then he tried useing a weathewr strip dressing available from GM..works perfect. It seems that the new weather stripping is too sticky and does not slid on the mateing surface which in turn holds that surface away. This sure makes sence to me. graemlins/thumbsup.gif If someone tries this please let us know if it works.
Jun 2nd, 04, 08:16 AM
I got mine from www.camaro1.com (http://www.camaro1.com)
They are not SoftSeal b/c of the problem of doors not shutting. I can't remember the brand off the top of balding head but, talk to Jim and see what he's got. Unless you can't return your old ones.