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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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Bruce67Econoline
Oscarm
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    Oscarm
    Oscarm


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    Location : Ontario Canada
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    Post by Oscarm Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:08 pm

    Yep, shoulda used Tim's. Not perfect, but likely the best. My doors shut nicely now, just need to be
    a bit 'firm' with them. With the Carpenter seals, the only thing that would shut them was a blood-curdling slam. Sadly, peel yours off, and get Tims.
    If you want to try this trick, it might save you removing the old seals: Take a VERY sharp razor, and put a light slice in the interior (perimeter) side of the Carpenter seals. This may just allow them to compress a bit better, and the door shut easier. Do a bit at a time to see what kind of result your getting.
    tikiwagon
    tikiwagon


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    Location : England
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    Post by tikiwagon Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:38 pm

    Thanks i will give it a try
    Trainmaster
    Trainmaster


    Number of posts : 36
    Location : Rockaway Beach, New York
    Registration date : 2018-06-04

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    Post by Trainmaster Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:40 pm

    I know this is an ancient thread, but has anyone salvaged the Carpenter seals after putting them on? I hoped they'd soften up over the winter but they're still pretty tough. Has anyone cut a slit or a "v" in the leading part after installing them and had any success?

    Had I known someone was making a better one, I would have gone that way. I was warned by the bad reviews of the Carpenters weatherstrip but didn't realize I had a choice.
    EconoUSAparts
    EconoUSAparts


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    Location : Ft Thomas,Ky
    Registration date : 2008-05-17

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    Post by EconoUSAparts Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:25 pm

    Removed with a razor blade, cut a V in the back and reinstall. It may work, if not I have the good ones.
    Trainmaster
    Trainmaster


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    Location : Rockaway Beach, New York
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    Post by Trainmaster Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:23 am

    Thank you Tim, for the advise. I'll let you know how it works.
    Trainmaster
    Trainmaster


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    Location : Rockaway Beach, New York
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    Post by Trainmaster Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:49 am

    Tim, your advice is priceless. I cut a "V" in the back of the two foot solid leading edge of the Carpenter rubber, put it back on and the thing works much better. It was actually springing the hinges and cracking the filler around them.

    I can't find a listing anywhere of what you, EconoUSAparts, sell. For those of us who may be newer here, what do you have?

    Now I owe you!
    EconoUSAparts
    EconoUSAparts


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    Location : Ft Thomas,Ky
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    Post by EconoUSAparts Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:59 pm

    Glad I could be of help. I sell front door seals that fit,lol. I also have the better fitting vent window seal sets and the complete felt channel kit for the toll down window. I carry the 2 seals that attach to the rear pop out windows too. Lastly I make a front lowering kit for doing an axle flip safely.

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