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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:34 pm 
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Here's what I got so far, the seal is a truck seal of a 95 dodge dynisty<? Closest I could find at the scrap.

I cut the flat rubber strip off the seal and pressed it in that was a pain but it doesn't fall out.

Perfect seal except the corner where the seal "kinks" in leaving a small gap, see pic. I haven't cut it yet where it needs to be and i hope and betting on the "corner kinks" to fall smooth after that.


What do yall think?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:33 pm 
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not too bad, perhaps some flexible filler
in the void after the segment cuts are made will help
push out the kinks


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:49 pm 
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i wonder if you could inject some thing into the corner to push it out .

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:37 pm 
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hillbilly 993 wrote:
not too bad, perhaps some flexible filler
in the void after the segment cuts are made will help
push out the kinks


like black, bathroom caulking ?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:48 am 
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after the cut i could stuff in some foam from the old seal, that'd be about right. Will post picks after. 1st gotta do a heater core :|


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:54 pm 
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Total failure!!!! Rained last night and all was drenched!!! Went back to the drawing board and tried great stuff foam after taping everything off nice. Put wd40 on the taped area so it wouldn't stick. I ended up with a perfect seal but it looks rough. Being the foam is pooris<? I went over w/ caulking to fill the lil holes. Painted it black. Cut the foam by heating up a 1inch putty knife, cut like butter. We will see how it does on the pass side. Will post pics after it's trimmed up looking good.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:18 am 
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GREAT STUFF,, Total failure...
It got down to 10 outside and being the foam wasn't fully cured it shrank some. Before that it looked like a dam nice seal. So now it's about a 1/16 to 1/8 gap but even all the way around. I will add on a layer of flexible silicone, tape around the window and oil so is not to stick and shut the door before it stiffins up. this shound give me a perfect seal. If it dosn't fully seal I will try this step agin but only shutting the door to the 1st click, or ajar.

I do have a nice base off the great stuff so that gives me a start.

Note to anyone doing this, you cannot cut great stuff foam and make it look good, nothing! But w/ a puddy knife heated up w/ a propane tourch it cuts like butter.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:13 am 
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I'm not sure if it would work on this installation, but on aircraft door seals that are hollow, we sometimes can bring them back to full diameter by inserting the appropriate size surgical tubing through a properly placed slit in the seal. :?:


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^ That is a great tip, thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:50 am 
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pictures are gone. I can't view them.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:23 pm 
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the pictures are gone because they were posted as attachments instead of being called from a hosted file residing on a server. that's what happens to all pics posted as an attachment. yours will go away, too. :wink:

not that it's a great loss because the technique didn't work for a damn! :blackeye:

gooch tubing inserted into the inner hollows of the vert seals just further ruined the seals.

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