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Installing door weatherstripping
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:13:46 AM »
I bought aftermarket door seals for my 72 hatch and am looking for advice on installing them.  It looks like the original seals were held in place by a bunch of little T shaped retainers, but not sure how they held anything unless they were imbedded in the original seals?  (Seals are missing on the car).  Do you guys just glue the seals and call it a day?

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Re: Installing door weatherstripping
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 12:39:02 PM »

I redid my door seals just 6 months ago. I received "T" clips with the replacement seals. My new rubber did not come with premanufacture d holes for clip insert.  A member here suggested I use a soldering gun to melt holes where needed. I worked well.
   Install rubber and hold in place with tape. Bend back the rubber to make new hole adjacent to intended receipt hole in door frame.
When I removed the old seals there was some glue at the sharp turn but was dry every where else.
My seals seem to fit well yet leak a little air. I am going to remove it and add glue all around. I also found that the new clips did not hold as well as the original clips so I reused them.
    I believe you may not have clips. I would try Rockauto of Original Parts Group. No one has pinto parts but most fords of that vintage are the same.
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Re: Installing door weatherstripping
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 12:51:48 PM »
Thanks for the insight Bill, I will try that method with the soldering gun and use glue as well.  I do still have the original retainers, may as well use them.

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Re: Installing door weatherstripping
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 12:48:51 PM »
I installed the door seals this morning using the method you advised and it worked great, thanks again for the help!