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  • #31
    The tabs just wouldn't stay in. The weight pulling straight down, then slamming the hatch shut there was always one or two popping out. this was a problem from when I bought the car new.
    I'll have to take a picture. I don't have anything on file.
    Eric Zondervan
    72 240Z
    11 Sierra 4X4
    14 Kia Rondo EX
    19 Audi Q5
    08 Ski Doo MXZ
    16 Triumph Street Triple R.
    2010 Husqvarna 450 Supermoto.
    65 Honda Moped

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    • #32
      For the hatch close out panel, I used "speed clips" and some screws to hold it on. I had to add two slots for the middle fasteners.

      I'm just using the original close out panel for now, and added some foam tape to the back, didn't seem to help much. I will be making a new close out panel soon, that I hope will provide a better seal, along with a different way to seal that hole off.

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      • #33
        I was thinking of cutting very thin rubber that would match the size of piece, somewhat like a gasket. That or caulking the lip with a form of outdoor calking, a single small clean bead.

        A pic would be great Eric.

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        • #34
          Tail lights are complete!!!! [other than the plate light and bulbs, and wiring........ ]


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          • #35
            Didi you use weatherstrip sealer on the gaskets?
            Zak
            '72 HLS30-79101 (SOLD)
            '09 370Z Touring 6MT (SOLD)
            '99 Porsche 911

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            • #36
              Edit*

              Tail lights are complete!!!! [other than the plate light and bulbs, and wiring, and GASKETS........ ] Thanks for helping me find them btw. I will look into doing the weatherstrip sealer properly.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Caleb View Post
                I was thinking of cutting very thin rubber that would match the size of piece, somewhat like a gasket. That or caulking the lip with a form of outdoor calking, a single small clean bead.

                A pic would be great Eric.
                Here is a picture of one of my spare doors showing the sealer that was used to line the doors with clear plastic film. It keeps moisture away from the backs of the door cards and prevents warpage. It also helps to seal out any gasses that may penetrate the interior. Every panel has this plastic film behind it including the tailgate and carded panels in the rear. I replace this plastic film with heavy stuff similar to the bag that a new matress comes in. I actually used the clear plastic for behind drywall since I have plenty from when I made a sparybooth out of the garage.

                Cut the plastic slightly smaller than the door card or whatever card you are doing and use a thin bead of caulk or seam sealer to the door and install plastic and the door card right away since you will be squeezing the caulking flat. Don't forget to cut a small hole for the window crank and door handle. You may need to notch it around the clips too. Don't use silicone it's messy and doesn't stick as well.

                There's the remains of duct tape glue there too from a P.O. who used it only on the bottom holes. There's a bath towel inside the door too. I just peeled off the duct tape tonight before taking the picture and found this. We need a "sins of the previous owner" thread to document these blunders. Then sticky it!
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                Last edited by 510longroof; 09-09-2014, 08:31 PM.
                67.5 Roadster project
                71 510 wagon
                74 CB360T
                2006 Nissan, retired parts getter. Sold and out of retirement.
                2013 Toyota Corolla
                Formerly 510er
                It's amazing how one tiny capacitor can wreak so much havoc.

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                • #38
                  Awesome!

                  I should first point out that I might fall into the sins group right away >:|. I'm just happy you guys will call stuff out immediately. I have absolutely 0 ego in this and the help is excellent.

                  I hear you on the plastic. I have a ton of vapor barrier at my dad's from when we reno'd my our house before my wife and I moved in.

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