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The bottom of the doors of a Budd bodied DA (and probably Victories) I believe should have a door seal. I was intending to use flat rubber (Neoprene) that I have on hand. It would appear to be held to the inside of the door using metal straps secured with self tappers. Is this correct and if so, how far does the rubber protrude below the metal strap?

Was going to go by trial and error, but if someone can point me in the right direction, so much the better.

Thanks, John.

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My DA Victoria does not have what you are describing on the bottom of the door.  However, there are dried out rubber seals on the top of the doors similar to your description.  I've been looking for suitable replacements for a long time without any luck so far. 

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Here are some alternatives. This door bottom seal about the fifth one down for Model As may do the trick....https://www.google.com/search?q=Model+A+windshield+rubber+strip&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjq173Gi8DcAhXhT98KHdYTDJAQsxgIJg&biw=1056&bih=520

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My victory has the metal strip on the bottom of the doors but there was no sign of any rubber there what so ever. It would be nice to put something there. 

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Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions. I have seen rubber on other DAs, but it was so old, shrivelled up and broken as to be useless. Bob, your photo has given me a good idea of the size, so will work from that. This also jogged my memory and I realise that you had posted the photo before, and there is also some info on the upper seals in the thread posted by Manuel in 2015 titled “DA door seals”, but I am not smart enough to be able to provide the actual link here.

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3 hours ago, Bullfrog_eng said:

Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions. I have seen rubber on other DAs, but it was so old, shrivelled up and broken as to be useless. Bob, your photo has given me a good idea of the size, so will work from that. This also jogged my memory and I realise that you had posted the photo before, and there is also some info on the upper seals in the thread posted by Manuel in 2015 titled “DA door seals”, but I am not smart enough to be able to provide the actual link here.

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5 hours ago, Bullfrog_eng said:

Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions. I have seen rubber on other DAs, but it was so old, shrivelled up and broken as to be useless. Bob, your photo has given me a good idea of the size, so will work from that. This also jogged my memory and I realise that you had posted the photo before, and there is also some info on the upper seals in the thread posted by Manuel in 2015 titled “DA door seals”, but I am not smart enough to be able to provide the actual link here.

Here's Manuel's post 

 

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Thanks for the tips. I thought I tried that, but failed, somehow. I appreciate you both coming to my rescue as the info in that other post may help others.

Ah! Technology!

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I made a start on this job today as my doors are a little gappy down low. I used 3mm ,1/8 flat rubber for the job and just cut it to shape. I definitely sealed the lower gap up a little. I got the front and rear door done and will hopefully do the other side tomorrow. I’ve brought my rubber up a bit higher just to fill the gap I have on the lower part of the door. Maybe not to original specs but I think it works ok. 

 

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Looks great. How wide did you make the rubber, in other words,. how far does it extend below the metal strip?

Looks like you glued as well as screwed?

I have been working on the door and window top rubbers today and got it finished with only a few hiccups, one of which was totally my fault and I have been kicking myself ever since, but I had enough rubber to get away with the mistake (JUST!!). Let's just say it helps if you punch holes in the correct place!!!

I have not got as much rubber on hand for the bottoms as I thought, so will leave it for a week or so until I can get to Adelaide to get some more. Nothing suitable locally. No shortage of things to go on with though.

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I glued just the top vertical piece above the screws. I have a bit of a gap down there so I just extended it up a bit. It hangs down about 15mm. You can see in one pic there it just touches the sill. 

I have a full square metre of rubber so PM me your postal address and I’ll cut 4 more and post them out to you. I made a template so it’s easier to cut without the rubber moving to much. You can then just trim the vertical piece to suit yours. 

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Well, how good is that! Can't thank you enough, Matt. Rubber cut to size, even screw holes punched. Fitted perfectly and was a real easy job thanks to you.

Brilliant.

John

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John that's the wonderful feeling of being in the DB family We are always ready to help and advise each other to the best of our abilities Blokes like John Keiser, DC8Dave , John Post in N.Z., and Bob Bimms  are always on hand with information and advice 

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Certainly agree and have received that help from most of those blokes and others. Just hope I can return the favor some time.

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