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Old 10-21-2021, 09:27 AM   #9
Franks 72
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Re: Weather seals and rubber 71 Suburban

I did the same total rubber replacement on my 71 (barn door). The only suprise i got was with barn door hinge seals.For some reason when the doors were installed there was not enough room between the hinge bracket and the body. Not sure if that was because the aftermarket parts are thicker than original part. If I would have discovered this before paint I could have widened the hinge clearance passage hole. The other mistake was not installing the gasket onto the hinge arm before shimming and fitment of the door. It is a pain to remove hinge and correct the error now so I had to split the gasket to fit it.
I will probably cut the lip from the rubber seal and attach it with good quality sealant. Our burb never sees rain so seal is not a big issue
Hope this helps.
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