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Old 03-17-2009, 06:18 PM
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77 camaro- New door window seals?

I purchased new window seals for my doors, inner and outer.

The outer one mounts to the top of the door rail with screws, ok easy enough.

The inner seal mounts to the top of the door panel, mine had some staples going through the seal, the the black vinyl, then the hard plastic -which makes the rounded edge at the top of the inside of the door.

So what do I use to mount the inner seal to the old door panel?

I thought about using the existing holes in the door panel, and threading
some wire through.

I have no clue never done much mid 70's Chevy interior replacement.

Any help or in site is always appreciated.

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Try reading this link. He illustrates using his old staples and sights going to a lowes or somewhere if i would have had to replace them. Once your question came up i started researching as i remembered i have to replace mine also. I think i am going to try to reuse mine also. But i also have extra door panels so if i ruin a few staples no big I will have extra. Those staples are pretty common just about any older junk yard car should have some for donors if you do ruin a few of them.

good luck.

http://www.mylrs.com/blogs/lrs/archi...p-install.aspx
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It is next to impossible to save those old staples. You can use small stainless screws, aluminum or stainless pop rivets, or make new staples to replace the old ones. Check out this thread: CLICK HERE Pop rivets or small stainless screws are infinitely easier to use than the original staples. If you are attaching to plastic, the pop rivets will work better with metal back-up washers on the back side of the plastic.
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It is next to impossible to save those old staples. You can use small stainless screws, aluminum or stainless pop rivets, or make new staples to replace the old ones. Check out this thread: CLICK HERE Pop rivets or small stainless screws are infinitely easier to use than the original staples. If you are attaching to plastic, the pop rivets will work better with metal back-up washers on the back side of the plastic.

So I did some searching after these suggested methods and this is what I found. I now have my mind made up and hopefully this can be of some use to others.

http://www.lategreatchevy.com/produc...3&dept_id=1510
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window felt staples

Thanks for all the advice. I found black carpet type staples. Home depot-I removed the vinyl, pilot new holes for the staple to press through the backing plastic. Almost to brittle try stapling straight through.


I wish I would have seen them in Ecklers.

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