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Old 10-12-2018, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default driver's door squeaks due to rubber inserts top and bottom and in the latch

My '29 coupe has a driver's door that squeaks going down the road due to rubber being replaced at the top and bottom and in the latch. How do I stop this?
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:04 PM   #2
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why is there rubber in the latch?. there should rubber in the female dove tail a long with a metal liner.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:16 PM   #3
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why is there rubber in the latch?. there should rubber in the female dove tail a long with a metal liner.
There is new rubber behind the metal curved receptacle. But it may be contributing to the squeaks. It's hard to pinpoint while driving down the road...
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:20 PM   #4
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I think he may be referring to the rubber pad at the top of the door, and the bottom rubber in the clip. He also refers to the latch (dovetail) rubber with the metal spring clip I am assuming. All or some may need trimming and fitting to allow the door to close properly. .. JMO/kb
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:46 PM   #5
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I think he may be referring to the rubber pad at the top of the door, and the bottom rubber in the clip. He also refers to the latch (dovetail) rubber with the metal spring clip I am assuming. All or some may need trimming and fitting to allow the door to close properly. .. JMO/kb
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Yes you are correct. I did trim the top and bottom rubber inserts down to where they just stick out in front of the metal clips that seat them. It did not make any difference. I also tried coating the rubber with silicone which did not help either.
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Rubber at top and bottom of door should be all that is needed to make door fit tight.

How loose was the door before rubber inserts we added. What condition are your hinges in?
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:07 PM   #7
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Rubber at top and bottom of door should be all that is needed to make door fit tight.

How loose was the door before rubber inserts we added. What condition are your hinges in?
The hinges are in good shape. I've owned the car (1929 coupe) since 1963 and have never taken the doors off. I did take the body off to have it painted and had to adjust the rubber shims when it was put back on. I can feel the door move in and out slightly driving down the road. The passenger door does not squeak.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:22 PM   #8
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The hinges are in good shape. I've owned the car (1929 coupe) since 1963 and have never taken the doors off. I did take the body off to have it painted and had to adjust the rubber shims when it was put back on. I can feel the door move in and out slightly driving down the road. The passenger door does not squeak.
You should be able to adjust the door latch in or out with two screws. If the door is moving out, adjust it so door is tighter to body. If latch is worn, they sell reproductions. Unless frame/body is bent adjusting door should not be hard.

Latch, and two rubber shims. If hinges are good, that’s really all you have. Keep us informed on how it goes. Enjoy.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:51 PM   #9
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If all else fails, a little dry lube of some sort on the rubbers will quieten thing down. I'd use ppowdered graphite.
Better to get things right in the first place though.
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Spray ALL the rubbers with PAM! It'll LUBE your can opener, too!
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Lubricate door rubber and latches with bee's wax, the same thing toilet setting wax rings are made from.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:17 AM   #12
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If all else fails, a little dry lube of some sort on the rubbers will quieten thing down. I'd use powdered graphite.
Better to get things right in the first place though.
I use B'laster Graphite Dry Lube on items like this. Also use sparingly on window channels. makes the windows slide with ease. Be careful NOT to overspray on painted surfaces as it will stain.
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