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samsvan

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Side and back door rubber

Post by samsvan on Tue May 31, 2016 1:30 pm

I bought the rubber seals for my side and back doors from Steele. They came with the pre-formed corners and now that they're in they're pushing the doors out towards the middle gap. I tried clamping them tight at the hinge side for about a week to try to "train" the rubber but no luck. Is this something that will fix itself in time or did I maybe glue them on wrong? We made sure the gaps between the doors were perfect before I took it to paint because we did away with the hinge gaskets. Here's some pic's.



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jrinaman

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Re: Side and back door rubber

Post by jrinaman on Tue May 31, 2016 5:14 pm

just did this myself, 10 minutes ago! I have the same issue. in my case, there is play in my hinges and rubber is pushing doors inward. I have better hinges I will be installing, someday.
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samsvan

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Re: Side and back door rubber

Post by samsvan on Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:09 pm

I'm thinking about filleting a piece out of the corners to make them a little thinner. I think I could glue the rubber back together if I took a slice out of the middle of each corner.
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jrinaman

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Re: Side and back door rubber

Post by jrinaman on Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:10 pm

you could apply pressure on the top hinges and bend them outwards. its not the hinge your bending, its the sheet metal its bolted to. 1/32" on each hinge is all you need.

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