Window sweeps?

WanaBa442

WanaBa442

Master Mechanic
Aug 5, 2017
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New England
Bought this set last year: window sweeps
Noted to be for "with special molding".
Pulled the old one off, the sweep part rotted off the chrome beaded assembly so there was a nice gap between the door and glass.
Original with chrome.jpg

I pulled the new ones out of the pkg today, and found they have no chrome bead.
repop no chrome.jpg

Installed one side, really doesn't look right.
anyone used these? Thinking I need to attempt to strip the old rubber and fuzzies off the old chrome beaded backer and sandwhich that between the new sweep and the door frame to complete the OEM look?
Any ideas?
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Sell what you have and buy ones with chrome.
 
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69hurstolds

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There isn't anything really that fits 78-88 in outer window sweeps that I'm aware of. 81-88, sure, but I think you got the ones with the wide B85 molding that sits on the top of some Regal and Cutlass doors from 81-88 era.

Does it look like they should be stapled to something flat on the outer side and has no bead at all? Just wondering. If so, that's probably the wide molding style.
 
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WanaBa442

WanaBa442

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Well, after carefully excising my cranium from my rectum, I found that they fit reasonably well. Don't ask.....
The lip that sits on the door ledge should be where the chrome bead would be is just black rubber. Almost the same shape.
Without seeing the wide molding I don't know if they would work there.
The originals have a solid steel (stainless?) backer that has the bright lip on top, and the sweep looks to be molded to it.
My replacements are nowhere near as sturdy and will probably get additional screws to hold them to the door without gaps.
They'll do for now...
 
69hurstolds

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That's strange. But if they fit well and will stop the window from rattling and prevent 40 gallons of water from entering the door, then great!
 
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WanaBa442

WanaBa442

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Added 3 screws to the sweep backer.
Closed up the gaps and made it sit even.
Looks much better now, and seals up the huge gap that was there.
 
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Cajun83HO

Cajun83HO

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I just purchased a set of NOS outers and repop inners from Mike's Montes for my 83 HO.
Waiting for delivery.
 
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