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Old 01-05-2019, 01:22 AM
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Question Lower door seal replacement / upgrade?

So we got a 2000 Superduty CrewCab and a 2004 too. We live two miles of dirt away from the paved road, and recently with all the rain, mud has been an issue. The previously negligible problem we had with the lower door seals sagging has become something we need to fix. (We cleaned the red truck which is why you don't see too much dirt.)



Now the thing is, on the 2000 Superduty, the seal is a tube. Well, more like a box, but you get the picture. We can't just drill a new hole and put a new pushpin in, or take the old pushpin out and replace it.



So we were thinking to replace it with the 2004 seals. Have any of y'all done this? And what did you use to fasten the seal to the door? The pushpins are pretty small, something like an 8th of an inch...
We might just end up getting some old seals from the local junkyard, but we'd rather get new ones... and we still would need pushpins.



Thank you for reading, sorry for the big pics. Looking forward to your answers!
Calvin
 
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Old 01-05-2019, 04:10 AM
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Havenít done it myself, but I know you can buy complete door seal kits. Presumably it has everything in it, including some sort of adhesive.

 
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:11 AM
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Removing those lower door seals was one of the first things I did to my brand new truck. The only purpose they serve is to trap dirt and water and promote rust.
 
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:39 AM
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Removing those lower door seals was one of the first things I did to my brand new truck. The only purpose they serve is to trap dirt and water and promote rust.
Yes. Tear them out. They are garbage
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:13 PM
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I see. But is that also the case in Texas? I get that in Kansas you get rust, but Texas ain't got much of a problem with rust... At least not where we live. Guess I'll try to find that door seal kit.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:53 AM
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I got new pins in mine. Found some at an old parts store from Dorman that I cut down to fit into the seal's holes. Had to push one side in, bend the seal, then install the other. Been a couple years and unfortunately don't recall the part number for them.

EDIT: I believe it was Dorman part #45680 - cut two pieces off the head to make it just as wide as the hole in the weatherstripping, then slide it in.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:45 AM
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I just replaced the originals on my 99. They are still available new from the Ford dealer.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:40 PM
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Ebay Santa brought me some genuine ford seals (new style ones) for my early 99. They work so much better than the old junk ones that I took off. I'd buy them ASAP as i have a couple of rust spots from the old seals not sealing...the seals had ONE JOB, and they couldn't even do it

Also, the new ones came with all new plastic pins that fit perfect in the holes in the door. I didn't use any adhesive, and so far they're holding in place great.
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:55 PM
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Actually the seals are necessary, whether it be the 99 style or the newer 04 style. Without them dirt rock mud sand salt etc gets flung right into the door bottoms and into the actual door seal. They are designed badly because the block the drain holes for the door itself, on my 2094 I remove them marked the drain holes used a exacto knife to cut the seal out and then reinstalled them onto my doors. Now the stop most of the debris and now let the door drains drain properly
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:18 PM
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Thank you for all your replies. We ended up going for 04 seals from the local Ford dealer. Trim clips came with.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:26 PM
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Let us know how you like them after youíve had them for a little while. Iím pretty happy with my new style seals. However, I can see where the new seals are rubbing up against the rocker panel and taking paint off in certain spots. Anybody else have this issue?
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:08 PM
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Yes rubbing of paint is normal on the seals. When I bought my truck new I installed still proctors to stop that from happening
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:19 PM
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