[DML] Door Weather Stripping
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[DML] Door Weather Stripping



I have a question that I have not seen the answer to yet in the 
forum.  I have 1981 #6492 and I was planning on going down to a 
cruise night tonight to meet #6453.  We both live in the same city 
and he has been asking to see the car.  It would be interesting to 
know a bit more about the history of both cars so I thought it might 
be fun.

Anyway, I cleaned up the car a bit, which was not a problem as it 
only has 12,132 miles on it, and I decided to finally change the 
weather stripping on the bottom of the door.  Mine is OK but it did 
have a little nick in the driver's side so I ordered new ones quite a 
while ago.

Anyway, I took off the old ones and I noticed that the new one does 
not go on the same way.  The old one had the rubber piece facing the 
outside of the door and then a channel where you secure it to the 
bottom of the door.  The new one mounts in such a way as the channel 
is facing the outside and then the rubber piece is facing the 
inside.  The are effectively the opposite of each other.

Now, the simple solution that will come to mind is to reverse them 
and use the other side on the driver's door and then they will work.  
Wrong!  Both sides on the new ones are the same in that they have the 
rubber facing the inside and both of the originals have the rubber 
facing the outside.

I guess it really would not make much of a difference except that 
when you open the door, you now see a channel and the securing screws 
and on the old one, you saw the piece of rubber and no screws.  I 
kind of think that the originals looked better than the replacements 
but I am wondering which is correct.

My question is simple.  Which way is correct and why did mine face 
the outside when the new ones face the inside?  Both parts are 
similar although not the same.  I bought them from Houston and, while 
they are different than the ones that were on the car, they certainly 
fit.

Your help please...

Scot Stern
6452







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