My 1973 Burro
has a trim piece that serves as a seal for the joint between the left and right halves of the fiberglass body. It runs from the bottom of the front, up across the top (front to back) and down the back side to the bottom.
The flexible trim/seal strip is made of many metal u-shaped metal pieces looking similar to a strip of Arrow brand staples. it is covered with a plastic coating.
This strip is u shaped in cross section and about 20 feet total length. The flexible strip fits over the flanged edges of the two halves which together are about 3/4 inch tall and about 1/4 inch wide.
The strip has deteriorated.
1. Do I need this strip or can I just remove it and caulk or seal the small space between the two halves. In other words, It is a seal or does it hold the two halves together?
Where can I buy this strip, or does anyone have an idea for a substitute. I haven't been able to find the seal/trim or a substitute
Thanks in advance for any info.