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Old 11-03-2014, 02:08 PM
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putting in bottom weatherstrip seal

ok guys, i have poked, pried and made every face i know and threw enough curse words to make a sailor blush at these stupid bottom door seals on the 50, someone explain the trick to getting them in to the track! These door seals have kicked my butt and i am not ashamed to admit it
 
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Look at Firstrider's pic here; is yours like that, or only as wide as the track it goes into?
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...l#post14336429

They suck for sure, took me an hour per side with the narrow ones, pushing it in a little bit at a time. And come to find out it doesn't even contact the door...
 
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yep mine are like firstriders and i hates them
 
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I've tried slipping them in from the ends, and putting one edge completely in and trying to work the other lip in place. Both methods suck.
I thought it might be because I was installing some old hard seals (Ross's old ones) in my truck. I thought new seals might go in easier but I guess I'm wrong.
I used lots of silicon spray but it still took more patience than I had on hand


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Once I got the track cleaned out, and pried up any flat spots, I got new one's to slide in using silicone spray. It has been awhile, but If I remember correctly I got the bottom edge in, then worked the top edge in by sliding a plastic putty knife along the top edge.(kinda like putting in glass) Its one of those walk away if you need to jobs, good luck.
 
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A real PIA for sure. I fought mine a long while. Even though my originals were in good conditioned, I purchased new channels but never did install them. The new seals would fit into the new channels easily. I cleaned all the old paint from the grooves of the original channels and was able to get the seals in using a rubber lubricant. I cut and glued some strips of pipe insulation under the flap of the new seals to push them out to where they touch the doors and make an actual seal.
 
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good tip on pushing them out to seal Ray..Thanks..If i ever get the dumb things in, I will try that
 
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