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Old 04-15-2017, 09:54 PM
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3rd gen window sweeps

Hey guys...new guy here. Bought an 88 IROC last spring. It's overall pretty good shape. Usual wear parts are definitely worn out...replacing things as I find them. Todays question...yes...there will be more!!!!....ordered and received the inner window sweep for left door. Outside is immaculate.
I noticed the original is stapled in and thought maybe the new one would come with hardware ...but it didn't. What have you folks done in this situation?
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:48 PM
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Let me know what you come up with. That is my next project on my GTA.
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:59 AM
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Curious too.... shop about to install mine... we noticed the top of the door trim inside sweep is attached to the plastic trim by what appears to be a method of where the factory used heat to melt the little plugs into like a tac head, securing it. The replacements don't have these plugs to melt... looks like small bolt and screw is only option?
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:31 AM
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Re: 3rd gen window sweeps

How about aluminium "Pop" rivets? I used them on my 79 Trans Am and 88 Lincoln mark VII LSC's window sweeps.
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:27 PM
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:35 PM
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Re: 3rd gen window sweeps

I used,....... staples. Usually the large copper colored staples like you'd find on large ( fridge, stove ) cardboard box. Just clamp the new weather-strip to the plastic panel with a few little clamps & use a tiny drill bit to drill holes for the replacement staples. Push the staples thru with your fingers and bend them over - done. Add a staple to each plastic panel mounting "TAB" that touches the new weatherstrip.

It's been awhile since I did this, but I seem to remember that it's a PITA to get the original staples out. IIRC I used a pair of wire 'snips' and a small flat-head driver to un-bent the old staples so the could get pulled out without destroying the plastic.

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