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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 18, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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'66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

I'm working on a 66. The assembly manual shows the bottom door slot seals installed inside the door shell to keep the "dust and cold air out". Will these still allow any water inside the door to drain and dry-out or are you better off not installing the seals and leaving the slots open?

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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

I wasn't aware there were any.

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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

They are designed to allow water to drain,I got replacement's for my "66" ,I believe they came from Steele Rubber Products,they weren't listed for Chevelle. If I remember correctly I called them,they were listed for Old's-Buick but they worked.
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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

I got mine from OPG, those little buggers cost more that you'd think.
Don, did you install inside the doors and does the water still drain out ok?
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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

Had to install from inside the door,don't know if the water would drain or not,I clean the car with waterless products,and so far has not been in the rain.
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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

I've never seen a door plug in that slot on any early chevelle. Were they installed originally? Don't see the point of plugging a drain hole where the door constantly sees water flow....at least on a production car.
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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

Its not a tight seal. The ones on my Elco and on the GTO I owned previously were mounted from the outside. This allows any water that enters the door to drain out and at the same time keeps dust and dirt inside the door to a minimum.

From the 68 Fisher Body manual, apparently not for Chevelles.
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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

That's interesting, Ed, I agree with you and was planning to install them from the outside to insure that the water will drain out, as your details show, but my 66 Fisher body manual shows them installed from the inside.
I'm going to install from the outside.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 18, 7:44 PM
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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

They did not come on 64-67 Chevelles. That was just for the more luxurious Buick and Olds models. Not sure about Pontiacs. But it is certainly fine to add them if you think it will make the car quieter (but I really doubt it will make any noticeable difference).
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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

my 66 had em,and they were from the outside.mine is an early kansas car.i also have a full length one piece rock shield on the back bumper.
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Re: '66 Bottom door drainage slot seals?

16000 series chevys, all olds, buicks, cads and some Pontiacs and no mention of chevelle series According to ED's book. someone at the fisher plant may have incorrectly installed them.


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