Trunk weatherstripping

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  1. mavblazcad

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    Can anyone tell where I can get the weatherstripping for my 73 . I got one from Autokrafers but it didn't fit. The flange wasn't deep enough for bottom pad to sit down to glue. I returned it.
     
  2. Dave B

    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    Any one you find made for a Maverick, will be all from the same supplier. Are you sure you were installing it correctly?
     
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    You tried the only one I am aware of. Do you have any pictures of how the fit was?
     
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    no pics, tried all way had couple of mec. try
     
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    It does not "snap" on or anything. It has to be glued on.
     
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    I think I may know what went wrong. The rubber does go over some parts of the trunk lip but not all of it and definately not over the entire front lip (the one towards the outside that runs by the gas filler)

    If you try to put it over the whole lip it will never fit right. Maybe these pictures will help. They are a bit dark but you can see how it runs along the lip, not on it, but in the front of it. On the sides, it does run on it to help hold it in place.

    This is an original factory weatherstrip installed as it came from Ford. Hope they help .......... :bouncy:
     

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    It seems be somewhat of a common issue, more than one person has had issues replacing their trunk gaskets, it's all in how it fits, and it's not the way you'd think it would fit...
     
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    the gasket they shipped is nothing like yours.
     
  9. Craig Selvey

    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    I received your email, but when I tried to respond.....it would not go through to you.

    Here is what you wrote me: craig, the strip they sent has a groove that go on the weld flange, then goes up to seal, it come down with a flat section that should go down to glue but is an 1/8 to 1/4 to high.

    My response: I am sorry....but I do not understand what you are describing.

    The gasket should be glued down all the way around. When installed correctly, the trunk will be hard to shut until the gasket gets smashed down a little.

    Can you send me a picture of the end of the gasket?
     
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    I know this thread is old, but I am about to replace the factory one with an aftermarket one. FYI for anyone that finds this post, the holes are approx. 5 - 5.25 inches apart on the top part of the seal that the trunk lid sits on. Best I can tell the holes appear to be around 1/16 to 3/32 in size.
     
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    from my understanding the holes are to let the foam seal collapse.
     
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