Early Classic's door seal kit on "This Old Truck"
Text and Photography by Dave Clark
Nothing is more frustrating than cruising down the highway in your classic
Chevy truck and not being able to listen to the stereo over the howl of the wind
through worn-out door seals and wing window vents. Combine that with door glass
that rattles and sloppy door hinges and you have a truck that just isn't that
fun to drive.
Early Classic Enterprises now offers a complete door seal
kit that enables '67-'72 Chevy and GMC truck owners to eliminate the annoying
wind noise and rattles that come from old age. They can also supply new door
latch and window regulator assemblies, as well as door hinge rebuild kits. This
project is a complete rebuild, with all new latch and window regulator
components which may not have to be replaced on every vehicle. To avoid any
unnecessary expense, Early Classic recommends inspecting your door components
for wear before purchasing any new parts.
Follow along as the folks at
Early Classic rebuild the door assemblies on their Project '72 "This Old
this project is a frame-off restoration, the doors have been removed from the
vehicle to allow them to be completely refinished. With the exception of the
door hinge rebuild, all of the following steps can be performed with the doors
in place on the truck. Begin by removing the window crank, door handle and
armrest to allow the door panel to be removed.
2. The door
glass channel run needs to be removed to allow clearance for the wing window
assembly removal. The door glass channel located in the lower rear section of
the door also needs to first be removed. this will allow the door glass to slide
back, giving enough clearance to remove the wing window assembly.
window regulator and door glass are next on the removal list. Detach the
regulator from the door shell and slide the regulator arms out of the glass
track. The door glass seals need to be removed to allow clearance for the glass