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weird bracket where weatherstripping attaches on 81 (Read 275 times)
Oct 17th, 2016 at 7:10pm

JR-from-NE   Offline
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I'm a newbee working on restoring my 1981.  Installed new C5 powered mirrors on the doors and lock actuators in the doors.  When I removed the old weatherstripping, I saw that the mounting for the weatherstripping on the front, top of the door had rusted away.  A corvette door that I bought on Craigslist had the same issue, but had a bracket over what had rusted away.  The bracket obviously had been made to fit.
Does anyone know who makes a bracket like this? I would like to buy a pair.  Thanks for your help. 
 

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Reply #1 - Oct 18th, 2016 at 4:06am

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That looks like a home made bracket to me. If you mark the bends & flatten it out it should be fairly easy to duplicate.
Alan Smiley
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Reply #2 - Oct 19th, 2016 at 5:01am

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  That is a reinforcement for the weatherstrip.It is molded inside the weatherstrip when it is made. It also provides an anchoring point for the weatherstrip. If it weren't there the screw would rip through the rubber. They show up when the rubber degrades over time
  I see two holes that would have been used to secure the weatherstrip with screws. All the other holes gave the rubber grip so the support wouldn't move and tare the rubber..............jack
In short, when you buy new weatherstrips that bracket is molded inside the rubber.
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Reply #3 - Oct 20th, 2016 at 6:39pm

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Alan and jack:  Thanks for taking the time to answer a newbee's question.
jack:  Your explanation makes perfect sense!  Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
 
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Reply #4 - Feb 25th, 2017 at 7:42pm

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My bracket has lost all rubber and still on the door. Tried to post a pick, but no go Undecided
....Mark
 
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