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Posted 5/19/2005 10:24:39 AM
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A long while back someone asked about adding weatherstrip. Well this is what I can up with and so far it seems to be woring great. Here is what I am working on for the trunk. I also did the canopy area the same way.

Step 1: I roughed up the existing fiberglass and made a mark where I wanted to add the flange. I add a 1" strip of blue installation foam board (Just like what Tim is using on his go-cart((Thanks Tim))). I used double sided padded carpet tape to hole the 1" foam in place. NOTE: I covered the foam in clear packing tape so that it would release from the fiberglass.
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Step 2: I used The West System Epoxy fiberglass resin and 3 layers of fiberglass cloth. NOTE: I covered the foam in clear packing tape so that it would release from the fiberglass.
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Step 3: I found that it is very easy to trim the fiberglass just before the resin cures. (Still need to do the Bondo work)
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Step 4: I found this great weatherstrip at JC Whitney.com . It comes in a 25-foot roll and cost right around $50. Catalog number 143539.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/ItemBrowse/c-10101/s-10101/p-100000166883/mediaCode-ZX/appId-100000166883/Pr-p_CATENTRY_ID:100000166883
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Step 5: Install the weatherstrip. It goes on with just a push and gives a nice finished look.
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Well that's how I'm doing it. Hope it helps.
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:25:00 AM
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That's awesome Jack! I'd sure like to see more posts like this one...
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:25:08 AM
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Thanks Tim. I too would like to see more post like this (Kevin, Don, Nitro, Mark, etc). Sorry about all of the typos. :confused
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:25:15 AM
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Cool! Looks great Jack.
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:25:26 AM
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Cool, I made one of Jack's lists.
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:25:38 AM
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Nitro, you have been on my "Hit" list for a very long time.
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:25:47 AM
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We'd like to see some pics though, Nitro.

Nitro... you folks had a very odd sense of humor when they named you.
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:26:01 AM
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Father ,was a pyromaniac and mother was a hottie!
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:26:11 AM
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Well Nitro, how about them pictures?

What do you think about the weatherstrip idea?
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Posted 5/19/2005 10:26:19 AM
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Well if i was ever going to build one of those 89 type cars I would probably steal your idea.
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