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Old 06-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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Where do you guys get Window gaskets from ? I have to replace my windshield on one side and also all the side windows need new gaskets. I was thinking about this company(hopefully posting the link is ok).
Anybody try it ?
LK1488 - Two Piece Locking Gaskets - Trim-Lok
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:05 PM   #16
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BTW I am going to start laying glass tommorow..Wish me luck...I need it...
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:13 PM   #17
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There are a few companies around that sell window weatherstrip. Sometimes JC Whitney has the part in a shorter length, with occasional free shipping.

Perfectfit is another good source. Upholstery Fabric, Wholesale and Discount Auto, Marine, and Furniture Upholstery Fabrics
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:41 PM   #18
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There are many automotive producers and reproducers of rubber windshield moldings - "Steele" comes to mind immediately, but there are many, usually found advertising in Street Rodder/Classic Truck/Hemmings/ etc, etc

If you have an intact section of it, they can usually match the profile and supply what you need on a "by the foot" basis.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:38 AM   #19
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Thanks, Ill look into that but I will need alot so a 100ft roll does not bother me. In fac I may need more than that to do all the windows. The windshields alone are probably gonna suck up 30 ft or so. Trimlock is sending me a free sample so I can make sure it's going to work before I buy a roll.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:51 PM   #20
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OK Time for some updates. I have been going like the hammers of hell on this thing. Here goes my carpel tunnel...So I repaired the back hole with Mat and SMC resin. Damn that stuff is strong but it is tricky to work with. My supplier gave me Bondo brand Mat with Evercoat SMC and when I went to read the can for mixing ratio I noticed it said use ONLY Evercoat fiberglass MAtt. Uht oh...So I called Evercoat and they said they could not vouch for any other brand of mat but that there was nothing special about thier mat that it was specific for SMC resin so basically I am ok with what I used. It just seemed that the mat kinda melted with the resin more than I expected it to. It was tricky to smooth it. You could not squeegee it , only gently work the bubbles out with a paint brush. It hardened up and 30 mins and by the next day was strong as a rock. I welded the gen box back in and cleaned the frame for paint. Spent today stripping the interior out. The cabinets were destroyed by mice. I have another parts unit for cabinets in better shape. The stench of rodent urine was near unbearable. This Travco wants to live though. The closet flange for the commode unscrewed from the holding tank like it was just put in and enabled me to remove the bathroom enclosure. I may re gelcoat it. Lots of pics. Sorry I didn't take some while laying the glass but I had to move quickly.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #21
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #22
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Here's the interior..
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #23
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More of the inside...
I used carnuba wax on the form I made from a piece of poly. Got another repair to do on the other side. I'll say it is messy . Were lng rubber gloves and have all your pieces cut ahead of time. I used about 7 pieces of mat to rebuild where the hole was.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #24
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Of course my biggest disappointment was when I found out the windshield from the 1974 Parts Travco will not fit the 72 I am working on. A new windshield is 1000$ shipped or I can harvest the one from my Dads old 1970 but i had hoped to restore that one too one day as dad bought it new in 1970 and I grew up in it. I's gonna break my heart to take parts off it.
Here are some pics of my Dads.
Unfortunately it was parked near the Ocean and the salt air got to the underside of it. All the steel substructure needs to be replaced. It is very rotted underneath and the frame doesn't look to good.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:05 PM   #25
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BTW anybody know what that foam insulation is ? it looks like "Great Stuff" to me. I gotta put some back where I stripped it in spots.
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BTW anybody know what that foam insulation is ? it looks like "Great Stuff" to me. I gotta put some back where I stripped it in spots.
It looks like sprayed on foam insulation. You could get it redone commercially - they do this to pole barns ,etc.
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BTW anybody know what that foam insulation is ? it looks like "Great Stuff" to me. I gotta put some back where I stripped it in spots.
It is a two part system with limited expansion...

Most insulation suppliers can hook you up. (Home Depot, Lowes, etc)
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #28
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Also I called Foretravel today who bought out Travco in the 70's. They still make the proper windshield gaskets. 200$ with lockring.
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