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New guy Anyone else have a 60's cadillac hearse? Find me!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:54 AM

Just got my 61 cadillac superior coach about two weeks ago. Needs love. Starting with a cracked drivers window. Need suggestions on where I can get new weather stripping. Will 61 Deville weather stripping work on these doors? I have many more questions like these. Hope to here from someone with a 61.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:58 AM

View Postdecomposed, on 05 September 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:

Just got my 61 cadillac superior coach about two weeks ago. Needs love. Starting with a cracked drivers window. Need suggestions on where I can get new weather stripping. Will 61 Deville weather stripping work on these doors? I have many more questions like these. Hope to here from someone with a 61.
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Welcome and you may get lucky with the 61 strip,Steele rubber products sometimes gives the mesurements on their site..........'th Dog...
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:02 PM

WELCOME to the Wacky World of Hursts .... are you here in SO. CAL ...??? We would LOVE to see your New Ride !!!! -me
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:59 AM

Hello and welcome:welcome:

Weather stripping on coaches was the responsibility of the respective coach builder. What I mean to say is they would get weather stripping by the mile, the cheaper the better, use it for as long as the supplier(s) offered it, then switch to something else. What you need to do is look at a cross-section of the weather stripping you have then find the closest match from a place like Steele like Moondog mentioned.

A little background about these coaches; each one was hand-crafted on order, one-at-a-time. As you can imagine, they were fairly expensive; usually more than twice the price of their passenger car equivalent. To help keep costs down, coach builders would use surplus interior and body parts. For instance, my 1968 MM has interior lights common to late 50's Chevrolets and door switches from late 40's Dodge. Replacement/restoration parts are frequently specific to each respective coach. One of the more unusual examples I saw was a 1967 MM on a 1966 chassis. It came that way from the factory. How that happens is a topic for another time.

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