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'51 Buick door weatherstrip question


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1. Has anyone out there replaced their front door weatherstrip seals ? I'm curious before I remove and replace an entire new kit (from Steele Rubber), any tips or unforeseen complications ? I don't want to remove the doors but worry about getting a clean surface where it joins the inner cowl area. It looks like a skinned knuckle job in there especially around the front and bellows seal. 😝

 

2. 2 kits are available, depending on whether an early or late 1951 car. Is there a way to narrow down the month ??

My VIN is 16 254 767

Body No. G 25258 (the 8 is hard to ascertain & might be another number).

 

Thanks Guys !

 

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From a BUICK MASTER PARTS BOOK under Group 10 / weatherstripping items . . .

-  for Body by Fisher body style 4519 (Model 52 Super Riviera more-door sedan) built in Flint-Michigan, the change point started with Fisher Body Production Number 16140.

-  your Fisher Body Production Number 25258 would be considered a late-1951 Buick Model 52.

 

EXTRA CREDIT . . .

-  92,886 Model 52 Buick's were built in 1951. 

-  There were 7 assembly plants building 1951 Buicks, but what is unknown is if all 7 plants built the Model 52. 

-  1951 Buick Car Serial Numbers for Flint-built Buick's started at 16031301.

-  Your Car Serial Number is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16254767. (Half-way + thru the Flint production run)

-  1952 Buick Car Serial Numbers for Flint-built Buick's started at 16436001.

 

Al Malachowski

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint" 

 

 

Edited by 1953mack (see edit history)
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