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Old 03-31-2013, 02:49 PM   #43
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It's been on for 3 months, and I've probably used the door at least 3-4 times a day, so far, so good. I think the bulb lets it fold over a bit on the forward side, rather than just ripping it loose.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:25 PM   #44
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This looks like a pretty good match...

Metro Molding Door Seal





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Francesca, that looks like an exact match. Great detective work! Now we all have a number that works.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #45
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I tried the Metro Molding from Auto Zone as sugested by Francesca. Unfortunately a box only contains 13 feet when you need 14 feet. Cost $29.95 for 13 feet.

It turns out that to lock the door I had to space the inside portion of the lock about a 1/4 of an inch off it's original position. Did anyone else find this to be necessary?

Tommorow I'll measure the diameter of the seal to see if it matches with David's.

It was extremely easy to remove the standard black trim and just as easy to install the new trim.

I will say the seal is far superior.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #46
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It's available in a variety of lengths as it's offered/sized for specific cars. I just posted the first one I came across.

I think that the manufacturer's website is this link. One can probably get it in any length- or at least ask for "rear double door seal for econoline van" etc. to get a longer piece!

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #47
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Is 14' what we really need? I need an exact measurement if anyone is close to a door LOL!
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #48
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Hey, Steve!

Are you looking for the Scamp or the Trillium?

I ask because Trillium Tom sells the doorseal specific to Trilliums...see "doorway bulbseal" at this link.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:09 PM   #49
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My primary concern was not the length but rather having to move the latch. It makes me wonder about the diameter of the collapsible section.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #50
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I bought some bulb trim from
trim from randpcarriages | eBay

This is the one I used on my 85 scamp:
Trim Lok Lock Seal 1 8" x 5 8" Bulb A Side Door Rubber | eBay

1/8" was a little tight I think 1/4" would have worked better.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #51
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Whatever weatherstrip you select, be sure it is very soft, as the firm will be impossible to compress and warp the ends of the door outwardly. The hollow section stuff should be desirable. Most of the sponge ones sold at Builders stores are too firm. A 14' long piece would probably support several hundred pounds!
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #52
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I've completed my door seal. It seals great. The part that compresses on our molding is a little less than 7/8ths of an inch in diameter. I think a smaller diameter might be better but regardless the seal is great.

I had to cut a piece to off another 13' roll to complete te job The part that slips over the edge of the door contains steel staples about every quarter inch, These staples are about an 1'8th of an inch wide and provide structure to the ribbing.

The previous, factory standard black trim was held on with two rivets. So far the grip seems adequate without the addition of any rivets or adhesive.

It is a little harder to close but is really closed to the elements.

The molding at the bottom of the door hit upon nothing so I added a wooden strip below the door sill, screwed nto the bottom of the floor. This provides a great bottom seal.

Thanks Dave and Francesca for your solution and sourcing.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #53
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Hey, Steve!

Are you looking for the Scamp or the Trillium?

I ask because Trillium Tom sells the doorseal specific to Trilliums...see "doorway bulbseal" at this link.

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Scamp. How big is the diameter of the door on a 19'?
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #54
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I would guess Scamp only has one size door, calling them will give the answer. As close as I can measure it looks like I used 14'6"
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #55
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Okay just ordered 15' of the 5/8 bulb with the 3/16 grip. I'll let you know how it turns out. Total cost was $30 and change including delivery.
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Ordered from which source ??

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Okay just ordered 15' of the 5/8 bulb with the 3/16 grip. I'll let you know how it turns out. Total cost was $30 and change including delivery.
Been reading this thread with interest as I need a new door seal. I've looked at lots of links and see different stuff. Can you please specify where you ordered from and possibly the part number??
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