Author Topic: Trunk Weatherstrip Issue  (Read 356 times)

Offline rrenz

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Trunk Weatherstrip Issue
« on: September 03, 2016, 09:35:20 PM »
Long story short i just finished up detailing my trunk. Still had the original weatherstrip that was covered in paint and god only knows how much weatherstrip adhesive that was probably added half a dozen times over the years. I ended up stripping it down to bare metal and repainting the underside of the deck lid. I took my time and Applied the new weatherstrip correctly. First test fit was tight so I adjusted the striker. Its extremely hard to close the trunk now however my real concern is that its not flush with the quarters anymore. Ive heard that it may settle after awhile.. Has anyone else ran into this issue?
1966 C Code NJ Springtime yellow
C-4 Automatic
Build Date Jan 21st

Offline ruppstang

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Re: Trunk Weatherstrip Issue
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 10:07:56 PM »
It really is a poor reproduction seal problem. The Drake is too hard as is the Daniel Carpenter that is made in China. The Daniel Carpenter that is mad in USA is pretty good.   

Offline 67gtasanjose

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Re: Trunk Weatherstrip Issue
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 10:18:12 PM »
Try this thread:
http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=314.0

As mentioned in the thread, OE Ford Replacement COMB-6443720-C fit very well without such issues and are usually still available on eBay, you might try a search over there. Try searching "NOS TRUNK COMB-6443720-C"
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 10:25:49 PM by 67gtasanjose »
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1967 (11/2/66, S.J.) Luxury Coupe, 289-4V w/Thermactor Emissions, C-4, Well Optioned
2005 (04/05) GT Premium Convertible, Windveil Blue, Parchment Top w/Med. Parchment interior,  Roush Body Appointments