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Weather Stripping

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Miclo, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. Miclo

    Miclo Registered Member

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    Anyone please help me
    My 73 Jimmy is in some real need of some weather stripping for the windows. Do YOU know where I can get this stuff??
    Thanks to all!!

    Miclo
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Get a catalog from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.lmctruck.com/>http://www.lmctruck.com/</A>. They list that weatherstrip for $99.95 for a set that does both sides.

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  3. BlazerGuy

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    I got mine from JCW at about 25 bucks for both doors. What a difference it makes without all those air leaks [​IMG] <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.jcwhitney.com>http://www.jcwhitney.com</A>

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  4. HarryH3

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    The weatherstripping that fits the doors on your '84 will only do the lower part of the door on a '73. The top half of the door is mostly missing on the '73-'75 models. The glass seals directly against a weatherstrip mounted to the fiberglass top. Hence the big price tag. [​IMG]

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  5. BlazerGuy

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    Yeah I wondered about that but JCW says that it'll fit 73-91 K5's, guess that's a typo <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jhtml?CATID=40710&BQ=jcw2>http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jhtml?CATID=40710&BQ=jcw2</A>

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  6. brentferro

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    Do you mean the weatherstrip that goes on the fiberglass top to seal the window? You can still get this at Chevy dealers. It is also available from Cheyenne or LMC. Don't know their quality though. The dealers is top notch. If you want the door seal, just get what they recomend and cut it where the door ends....
     
  7. HarryH3

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    It's not a typo, that weatherstrip is used on the 73-75 models. But there's more of it in the package than will fit on those years. You have to cut off a few feet to make it fit. On those years, there is no metal door frame around the glass. It was cut off at the factory from just behind the top edge of the vent window down to the top edge of the door itself. So when the door is open the glass is only supported by the front channel (along the back edge of the vent window).

    The glass itself seals against yet another weatherstip that is mounted to the fiberglass top. It works like the old "hard top" cars that had no window frames.

    So yes, the weatherstrip that JC Whitney sells does fit the 73-75 model year K5's. But that's not the weatherstrip that's needed here. Does that make sense yet? If you can look at a 73-75 up close you'll see what we're talking about.

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  8. Miclo

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    This Jummy and I live in AZ, so the weather is harsh on the rubber, also the seal that fist between the top and the door,(kinda looks like a square) is bad so I was looking for the whole thing, Requested a catalog, Thanks for all you help!!

    Miclo
     
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    I got mine for my 73 from jcw also... I could not find the part number that specifically mentioned 73 so I e-mailed them... Part of their site is set up for questions like this and they e-mailed me back the part number within 3-4 hours and it was different from any in the magazine... When I recieved it they fit perfectly and I did have to cut off some on each side... It was amazing how much air noise they cut out... Good Luck
     
  10. surg82k5

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    i was recently thinking about making a post about this for my 82 conversion, is there any places taht are cheeper than LMC, $100 bucks for two pieces of 2ft weather stripping sucks. if you find anything let me know. thanks
    sergio
     

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