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840 840 840 12-29-2014 05:58 PM

58 Rear Deck Gasket Install ?
Just wondering before we glue this gasket down if we are installing it correct? We are putting the fat side of the weather strip to the inside and the narrow side outward. In this picture we just have it taped down to try to get a little set in it before gluing.
And here's a picture of the right quarter after repair and refinish as it was side swiped.

jopizz 12-29-2014 06:10 PM

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Here are the instructions on how to install it.


840 840 840 12-29-2014 06:32 PM

Thanks John, so if I'm reading this correct when weather strip is installed the open end or side of gasket should be pointed inwards? And the fat closed side should point outwards?

jopizz 12-29-2014 06:54 PM

Yes, the open slot should be pointing to the inside of the trunk lid.


840 840 840 12-30-2014 12:13 AM

Thanks John, I just wasn't quite sure.

Dakota Boy 12-30-2014 08:18 AM

I should probably replace mine. It's very old and hardened. It could even be an original piece..... And it is on the lid, and installed the way the instruction sheet (above) shows it.

Joe Johnston 12-30-2014 08:51 AM

This makes sense. If the open slot were facing the outside it will catch/retain dirt and moisture, but facing the inside the slot would not be exposed to the elements.

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