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What is between the door panels and inside of doors/Door panel installation

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigTex, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

    Dec 27, 2000
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    South Texas
    Guys, I just installed new coverlay door panels last week but when it rained like crazy yesterday, I noticed a couple of leaks coming from inside the door. I know they came from around the door handle/latch. What is supposed to go between the door panel and the door to eliminate this? What I did (and I thought this would work) is duct-taped a sheet of heavy plastic to the inner door, then I put some "jute" insulation and then the door panel. I also put in a new foam seal but it still leaks a little. Can anyone help?

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Jul 23, 2000
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    I had the panels off a set of newer doors...they had plastic taped there from the factory. The plastic would help reduce drafts and to a certain extent road noise. I'd be looking at the quality of your door seal contact as the culprit.
    Sit inside the truck and have someone use a garden hose along the top edge of the door...
    Also some K5's come with a single rubber seal and some have a secondary seal on the door itself.


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  3. Eric78K5

    Eric78K5 1/2 ton status

    Feb 18, 2000
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    South Carolina
    I agree with tRusty...check your door seal. Maybe check the alignment of the door itself too, if it's hard to close at all.

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