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Post by 74442guy on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:55 pm

need help figuring out how to put trunk seal on my 1974 cutlass my car did not have a old seal to use for refference so i have no idea how this should go lol
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Re: need help with trunk seal

Post by Limey SE on Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:24 pm

self explanitory buddy

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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:49 pm

Start it in the middle nearest the trunk lock opening, add an adhesive around the edge (some guys don' think adhesive is necessary-DUH) work the weatherstripping around to where it fits well, not too tight not too loose, go all the way around til the ends meet, check the fit, check it again, then cut off the excess. Close the old trunk lid and give the adhesive plenty of time to dry before opening the trunk. I don't know if your car has a "channel", but if so you may need something flat (a spoon works , believe it or not) to work the weatherstripping into it.

Not hard, but if the fit is too loose or too tight, you'll be doing it again very soon. DON"T open the trunk too soon or you'll pull it loose if it sticks.


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Re: need help with trunk seal

Post by 74442guy on Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:50 pm

ok thanks forall the help iwill try not toget it toloose or to tight lol
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Re: need help with trunk seal

Post by ant7377 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:25 pm

Old credit car or plastic scraper works good too for pushing the rubber in the channel
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Post by badbiscayne66 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:21 pm

MAKE SURE LIP FACES OUTWARD!!!!
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:45 pm

I've found that masking tape is helpful in the corners too. Sometimes they pull up.
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