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Old 11-04-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default '39 bottom door seals

Bought a pair of Drake's bottom door seals for my '39 sedan. They don't come with any instructions and my doors were bare, so never saw any originals on the door. I can't figure out how they are to be installed. There are no holes in them for screws or clips or anything. Anyone installed these things that can shed some light on the problem. Thank you.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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Bought a pair of Drake's bottom door seals for my '39 sedan. They don't come with any instructions and my doors were bare, so never saw any originals on the door. I can't figure out how they are to be installed. There are no holes in them for screws or clips or anything. Anyone installed these things that can shed some light on the problem. Thank you.
Here's the way they install on a 1940 Ford coupe. Hope it helps.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the pictures. I have the seals that go on the rocker panels mounted. The ones I'm having difficulty with are the ones that mount right on the bottom of the door itself. They look like they should mount under the edge of the door panel. Maybe I'll have to call Drakes and see what they say.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:26 PM   #4
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I do not think that a door seal goes on this car. The rocker panel seal is it.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:27 AM   #5
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No seals on my doors bottom. Only the seal on the rocker.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:13 PM   #6
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I'm restoring a 39 P/U, door seal was on the rocker and not much left. I used the seal strip like what is on an econoline's bottom door. It comes round with plastic pins that protrude into holes I drilled. It seals good and looks good. Will post pictures when the cab is closer to finished.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:50 AM   #7
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Problem resolved. What I thought were rubber seals to go on the door were simply replacement rubbers that go under the stainless steel piece that screws to the rocker panel. It would be a real bugger to replace the rubber on the original stainless piece as they are crimped between two pieces of metal. Thanks to all for advice. I guess I don't know as much about '39 fords as I thought I did.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:53 PM   #8
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Actually it's easy. Just pry it open with a screw driver, insert the new rubber, and crimp it with pliers.
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