Tag Archives: weatherstrip

New Lincoln Continental Convertible Body Kit

We are finally able to announce our new parts for Lincoln Continental 4 door Convertibles! These parts have been long awaited for a lot of our customers so we’re excited to have them available. We’ve put all these new parts into one kit for ease of purchase and convenience. The kit includes the convertible roof rail

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How to Splice Sponge & Dense Weatherstripping

  When you need an extrusion made into a ring or one piece unit, it is best to have the splice molded. This will give the best seal and have maximum strength at the splice.  However, when molding is not an option you can splice instead.  There are a few general rules to follow. 1.       It’s

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Shop Tour – Part 2: Research & Design

When beginning the process of designing a new component, we start with an OEM part, as discussed in Part 1. Once we have an original, the research begins on the details of the component. The OEM part numbers, cross-fitments, production numbers, vehicles in operation, components of the part, related parts, as well as the manufacturing

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Auto Weatherstrip Installation Tips

We make thousands of rubber parts at Steele Rubber Products but we rarely get to see them after they leave the shop. We visited with the guys at Quarter Mile Muscle in Mooresville, NC to watch them install our new brass-core door seals on a 1969 Camaro. They did the doors and the trunk seals

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1940 Chevy Pickup

So glad this 1940 showed up at the shop today. The paint job is my favorite… well except for the awesome new rubber that’s about to be installed 😉 I didn’t get a picture of the interior but it was a nice burgundy leather. Think your car or truck should be our top pick for

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3 New Parts for March

Hope everyone had a happy St. Patty’s Day yesterday. We stayed so busy here at the shop I didn’t even realize how many people didn’t wear green. I did draw a green dot on my hand just in case anyone tried to pinch… Anyway, we’ve been working hard on getting new parts done faster this

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Newly Designed GM Seal

Steele announces a newly designed and manufactured weatherstrip seal for 2015. Part #50-0344-80, Side window leading edge seal for 1968-1972 General Motors two-door hardtops and convertibles.  Steele has re-manufactured this part to include a brass metal core for better performance and longer life.  The seal was developed from original parts, ensuring a proper fit and easy installation. 

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The Shop Show

The Shop Show, formerly two separate shows known as “Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show” and the “Truck Accessories Trade Shows”, have combined forces and will be coming up on March 13-14th. This is a show we at Steele Rubber look forward to every year. Being in the industry that we’re in it’s important to attend

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Quarter Window Gaskets

Another part for 2015 has arrived! The brand new rear quarter window seals for 1963-1965 Ford Fairlane and 1963 Mercury Meteor 4 door wagons are here and awesome. The seals are fitted and have molded corners making the fit perfect and installation easy.  When Steele Rubber makes a new part they test it on the

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