Tag Archives: classic cars

How To Determine the Gap Size on your Weatherstrip

When it comes to your classic car, truck or hot rod Steele has weatherstripping for all applications. For a lot of vehicles, there are OEM replacements that fit like originals and you can simply order those, install them and you’re all sealed up and ready to go! But some folks have a car that didn’t

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How to Glue Automotive Weatherstrip the Right Way

Weatherstripping is not a fun or sexy part of auto restoration but adds a lot to the look and functionality of your vehicle! Using quality products and installing them properly can ensure that your interior is protected from the elements, that your vehicle looks good and you have a nice quiet ride for many years

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New Parts- May 2018

Protect your vehicle’s interior and ensure a quiet ride by sealing it up right with these NEW fixed rear side window weatherstrips from Steele! Fixed Rear Quarter Window Weatherstrip for 1955-59 Chevy and GMC Suburban This fixed rear quarter window weatherstrip set contains two (2) seals for the fixed windows on the rear quarter of

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Steele Rubber Products signs on as Sponsor of the 2018 NSRA Giveaway Car

Steele Rubber Products just signed on as a contributing sponsor of the 2018 National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Giveaway Car! This 1932 Ford is being built by Waycool Customs of Pittsfield, IL and will be given to one lucky winner at the 49th Annual Street Rod Nationals show in Louisville, KY! The show runs August

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Master Builder Award sponsored by Steele Rubber Products

  Since 2012, Steele Rubber Products has sponsored the Master Builder Award at the World of Wheels / AutoRama / Cavalcade of Customs show car series. During the 2017-2018 season Autorama traveled to 16 different locations across 12 states and 2 countries choosing a winner at each stop. The Master Builder Award is given to

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Steele Rubber Products is now on CarBuff Network!

Steele Rubber Products is now a proud member of CarBuff Network! CarBuff Network is a fast growing platform for enthusiasts, builders and manufacturers alike to showcase their coolest project builds, something that has been lacking in the digital space for our industry. Every company is validated to verify they are qualified member of our industry

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1969-72 GM A-bodies Body Weatherstrip Kit (90-3301-90)

This kit is for the body components of 69-72 GM A-bodies except for Chevelle. This seventeen (17) piece kit includes the major weatherstrip components needed for your restoration project. These parts are designed from originals with fully molded corners and end pieces for superior performance and factory fit. Part Number- 90-3301-90 This Kit is composed

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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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Shop Tour – Part 1: Finding Originals

Making reproduction rubber parts for cars isn’t an easy job. Some cars can seemingly have hundreds of separate pieces of rubber on them. As some of you may know, the condition of the rubber on vehicles that are 20, 40, 60+ years old ranges from “ehh” to “where is it?” That’s where we come in. We devote an

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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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