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Weatherseal help URGENT

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  • Weatherseal help URGENT

    Does anyone else get frustrated trying to install parts from your Studebaker vendors without instructions?

    I need to know as soon as possible the placement of part #800401X4, sill seal on the bottom of the doors. I have removed one door to adhere the around door seal and with that done, I hope properly. I thought it best to install the sill seal that affixed somewhere [?] on the bottom of the door while the door was off and I can turn it upside down. The Body Parts Catalogue shows a front view but no end view.

    The moulding profile is such that there is no completely flat side for the moulding to meet with the base of the door. One side is generally flat with a roll on one edge. I would think that this side would meet up with the flat door base? As the door base is about 4 inches or so wide, does the moulding glue on somewhere in the middle or over to the [u]outside</u> edge, up against the flange created by the door skin, or does it glue closer to the [u]inside</u> edge to marry up with the lip in the rubber sill plate?

    Your assistance on this is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!

    If I were a vendor and anxious for business, I would be sending along a photocopy of simple instructions. and in this case, a diagram of the rubber weatherseal profiles and the placement position on the car. I asked a vendor just the other day whether instructions were included with the installation of an electronic ignition module. Apparently not! All he said in his reply, was that you had to remove the distributor. Needless to say, I never ordered the part!

    Dave D.
    '51 4-dr Champion
    Smithers, B.C.
    Canada
    Dave D.
    '51 "Bulletnose" Champion
    '59 "Silver Hawk" V8

    Smithers, B.C. "Where a Stude in hand is worth two in the bush"

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    This may be helpful:
    https://www.studebakerparts.com/stud...ubberinst.html

    [img] http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg [/img]
    Dwain G.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Dwain. As a result of that web link, I think I've solved the problem.

      The weatherstrip, called sill seal, actually fits into a channel in the car body itself, known as the sill, [u]not</u> on the bottom of the door. That should have been obvious, otherwise why would the channel be there? Dumb ole me![:I]

      Dave D.
      '51 4-dr Champion
      Smithers, B.C.
      Canada
      Dave D.
      '51 "Bulletnose" Champion
      '59 "Silver Hawk" V8

      Smithers, B.C. "Where a Stude in hand is worth two in the bush"

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      • #4
        We thank Chuck Collins for all his various help sites.

        [img] http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg [/img]
        Dwain G.

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