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CharlesTurner

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Softest trunk weather-strip?
« on: August 20, 2021, 10:59:34 AM »
Anyone found a replacement trunk weather-strip for a convertible that isn't hard as a brick?  Had the trunk lid fitting perfect, but now had to adjust the latch up to even be able to close after gluing on new weather-strip.
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Re: Softest trunk weather-strip?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 02:16:55 PM »
The carpenter one is the best but the trick is how you glue it. At the 4 radius points leave rubber 1/4" away from fiberglass. Smith even had an issue with these as we've seen original cars with body side lip beat down with rubber mallet

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Re: Softest trunk weather-strip?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2021, 02:20:52 PM »
Thanks.  I have the carpenter one installed, will see if I can pull it back and re-glue.
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Re: Softest trunk weather-strip?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2021, 07:51:26 PM »
Got mine from Va Mustang.... had to take the "hard" off... couldnt even shut the decklid :) Softer one did MUCH better

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Re: Softest trunk weather-strip?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 10:24:07 AM »
Glad you got it fixed.

After I retrieved my car from the restorer I used, I had to return it for, among other issues, the rear deck not closing to lock unless I applied considerable force and multiple attempts. When I got it back, it worked much better. I asked about the fix and the guy told me he bought the wrong weather seal. He said he bought a fastback weather seal and it had the wrong profile.

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