View Full Version : 57 Sedan Door Weatherstrip Problem
06-03-2008, 11:11 PM
I tried to install new door weatherstrip on my 57 210 2dr Sedan tonite. It seems like the white push pins that hold it on are too wide. Even after reeming out the holes to eliminate excess paint, I couldn't get them in. I should mention that I put the trunk weatherstip on last night and the pins went in nice with moderate pressure from my thumb.
I could drill the holes on the door out a little bit but I don't want to do that. Has anybody had this problem?
06-03-2008, 11:37 PM
Mark i`m not sure why they are so tight on yours. Mine went in with just a good hard push like you said the trunk did. What diameter are the holes in the door?
06-04-2008, 07:38 PM
I just put door weather stipping on my '57 2 door post. I found that if i didn't have them lined up PERFECTLY straight, they would barely go in. I got in a pretty good rhythm, but every now and then i'd get one that felt straight, but would go in straight, and it was really really hard to push it through. This may be the situation, perhaps?
06-05-2008, 03:48 PM
Had the same issue with my '57 BA sedan. I used a small block of wood, perhaps 1/2" thick and a couple of inches long (very hard wood; don't know what it was -- it was just there in my garage). Most of the plastic fingers went in fine but a few were giving me fits. I'd get the little finger lined up with the hole, then hold the block of wood over the area and rap at it a bit with a ballpein hammer. Click and slick.
06-07-2008, 01:00 PM
Hi Mark I had the same problem with my 57. The block of wood worked good. I also found the plastic push pins were to long in a few places.[ I used an ice pick to measure the depth and them compared it to length of the plastic pin.] I had to cut off 1/4 inch and then it went in slick. That may not help you as there different manufactures out there and sometime things are a little different. Good luck. Don
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