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Weatherstripping

Post by 1988SCWaggy » Fri May 27, 2022 2:47 pm

My 1988 GW has weather stripping on both front doors that stops at the same point. Is this where it should stop? There is a fair amount of wind noise (I know it will always be loud), just wondering if this is correct.

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Re: Weatherstripping

Post by devildog80 » Mon May 30, 2022 1:20 pm

You say weather stripping....or are you referring to the rubber door seal, which usually starts/stops at center bottom on threshold as a single piece?
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 401 ci (.030 over), A727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT (6 LUG) WT 3.31, 4 in arch spring lift (not a woody - think it was ordered new without, 1984 the only year it was an option)
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Re: Weatherstripping

Post by SJTD » Mon May 30, 2022 1:49 pm

Been a long time since I took them off for painting and the doors are buried in the shed but I have the seals and mine are longer than that. Like long enough to go to the top of the door and that's what I seem to remember. Does yours continue down the front of the door? Looks like it ends at the bend. Are there holes out of view above where your seal ends?
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Re: Weatherstripping

Post by devildog80 » Mon May 30, 2022 3:07 pm

Ok, did not see pic before I wrote back.

Possible to replace with new, or get some foam stripping to beef up what you already have where you are hearing wind noise?
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 401 ci (.030 over), A727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT (6 LUG) WT 3.31, 4 in arch spring lift (not a woody - think it was ordered new without, 1984 the only year it was an option)
Rather be driving than waiting for modifications
Somebodys' bad answer, should prompt someone else to give the right answer, but no answer at all helps no one.


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Re: Weatherstripping

Post by 1988SCWaggy » Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:16 pm

Thanks everyone. I have seen other photos of this part of other GWs (in great shape) and that rubber strip ends at the same place. So, I guess it is "right." Thanks again.

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Re: Weatherstripping

Post by devildog80 » Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:49 pm

Its right, but you are getting wind noise......something not quite right :/
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 401 ci (.030 over), A727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT (6 LUG) WT 3.31, 4 in arch spring lift (not a woody - think it was ordered new without, 1984 the only year it was an option)
Rather be driving than waiting for modifications
Somebodys' bad answer, should prompt someone else to give the right answer, but no answer at all helps no one.

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