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Im about to buy some weather stripping for my door jams from ogts and thought that maybe someone here had an alternate that was less expensive.
 

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weather stripping

It think the weather stripping is the same as what was on the 70's Chevy trucks, which can be gotten very cheaply through JC Whitney.
 

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i found just to buy ogts weather stripping since its a perfect fit and instalation was very very easy that it was worth spending the money.
 

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Can someone who has bought the weatherstripping from OGTS post a picture of the end of the weatherstripping so that i can get an idea of where the "bulb" should be on the "trim"?
 

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OGTS Weather Stripping

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.

Thanks!
 

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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.
 

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Cheap Rubbers

:eek: 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).

Allen :cool:
 
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I just replaced my weatherstripping with OGTS
I'm very pleased . A very close match to the orginal and easy to install.
this should prevent the door from rubbing against the paint as well.

Jeff
 

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The ws I got from OGTS had metal at the attachment point. I did have to tripm it a bit.
 

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Wolf Spyder said:
The ws I got from OGTS had metal at the attachment point. I did have to tripm it a bit.
mine did too! had to take a rubber mallet to it in a few places to get the channel over the metal lip but nice tight fit- :cool:
 

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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.

HC
 

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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...
 
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