I just got my Opel GT a few weeks ago, and it came with a box of the OGTS stripping not yet installed. I was disappointed to see that it was all rubber! The original has the metel imbedded in the part that grips the frame and seems much more solid.
Anyone have experience with it? It looks like it won't stay in place well, so I haven't put it on yet. I think I will wait until after I repaint anyway.
I have the door weatherstripping from ogts and I think where it goes over the door lip has the metal clamp molded in.It looks like chevy door weatherstrip is the same thing.I have a piece of chevy door ws at work that I will check on monday.Trim Lock sells ws that is the same but you have to buy it in rolls of either 250 or 1000 foot lenghts.
If you don't mind going to the bone yard, look for the door and trunk trim from Chevy Corsica or Lumina or Barretta. I believe it's the same and can be had very cheaply (I got the trunk pieces for $1 apiece).
A bit of advice when installing the weatherstripping. Make sure and get it all the way up in the top rear corner and cut the weatherstripping so that it will extend past the bottom opening of the door. I've seen them cut short and I've also seen where they weren't pushed up all the way in the corners and water leaked behind them.
My cali car came with brand new door weatherstrips in the Gm parts plastic with part numbers. top and bottom
obviously the bottom was a piece of cake, but any tips on making the bend in back top corner? Also it has metal inside but no claws or any type of grip to them. seems like the metal bends and the opening stays big... and just wants to come off...
Here's an interesting observation someone made. A person asked where the rubber-tipped front bumper in the first pic came from. It turns out that only one of the factory Aero GT's had this mod. The blue one, however, had a normal bumper.
I finally pulled out the huge dent in the rear panel of my 69 GT and was considering returning it to the factory color (JJ or rallye red). The rear panel had been painted black by a PO. I stumbled across this website for a company in San Diego called Auotcolorlibrary that can mix the original...
How does water, dirt, media blasting stuff, etc. get out of the bottom of the GT fresh air intake system and the door hinge area? Outside air gets drawn in through the cowl screen, wiper motor cover, and maybe several other places, it then flows sideways and down both sides. Some of the air can...
The only thing that bugs me about my 73 GT is the fact that when I shut the doors, it sounds like a clanking tin can. This may have been discussed before on here but is there a way to get the doors to shut like a car door should shut? I had a 69 GT that the doors shut like a more modern car.