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Old 04-08-2002, 02:25 PM
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Hey everyone,

I just got my '66 Chrysler 300 running, but the interior is kinda trashed. It was sitting for awhile and it has mushrooms growing out of the passenger-side carpet. does anyone know how i can replace the weatherstripping or what I can do to stop moisture from getting in? I really want to get this car back to the level it was when I first bought it. any help would be awesome.

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Beau

Also, does anyone know where my step-father can get 4 Dog Dish hubcaps for a 1972 GMC 3/4 ton truck? It has 8 lug 16 inch chrome wheels.

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hi steve here first you need to strip everything out seats carpet and anything else that is on the floor open doors let dry out clean rust and dirt out fix any holes in floor you need to make sure that your windows and doors seal good if it is going to be in the weather if not then your ready to start fixing it up you can get all kinds of books to buy weather stripping i have a 70 plymounth cuda i use year one book thay are on the internet as yearone.com thanks steve
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hi steve here first you need to strip everything out seats carpet and anything else that is on the floor open doors let dry out clean rust and dirt out fix any holes in floor you need to make sure that your windows and doors seal good if it is going to be in the weather if not then your ready to start fixing it up you can get all kinds of books to buy weather stripping i have a 70 plymounth cuda i use year one book thay are on the internet as yearone.com thanks steve
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Hey Bo_Jangles!

Steve hit it right on the head... pull everything out of the car to make sure it's good and dry while you're fixing the weatherstripping. This is going to keep any current/past rust from getting any worse.

As far as a source for your rubber, there are a number of great suppliers such as YearOne, but if you don't want to deal with them pick up a Mopar Magazine or something along those lines and look through it... there's always a few ads for weatherstripping suppliers.

Just for fun... take a few pictures of the mushrooms to show your friends later when they're eyes glaze over at your ride!

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Weather stripping inside the windows is a bit tricky. Soff Seal should have the trunk and door stuff. But for great instructions and authentic parts contact Restoration Specialties.
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Hi, i had similar problem with 70 fury. I found the cowl vents plugged up with leaves, dirt etc. allowing water to flow into the floor. they have small drain hoses underneath the windshield wiper cavity. look there first. joe
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if you pickup an isse of mopar performance you will find an ad for year one. there you should be able to find what you're lookin for
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Cool,

Thanks for all the information so far. It'll really help alot.

If I find that there are holes in the floor board, how would I go about patching them? Could I use that "liquid metal" stuff? What would be the best and most cost effective way to do it?

Also, does anyone know any other places where a car like a '66 Chrysler 300 would be prone to leak?

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Beau

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