Tag Archives: restoration

Door Weatherstrip Install Tips for Cars, Trailers and RVs

The Performance TV crew visits Steele Rubber Products to discover some tips on installing rubber parts. Danny Agosta and host Robert Ahern replace the door weatherstrip on a 1977 Monte Carlo, door seals on a Winnebago Driver’s Door & trailer side door & drop gate seals. Parts used for these projects: Monte Carlo – 60-0715-72

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Detroit Autorama Master Builder Award

          At this year’s Detroit Autorama, the Steele Rubber Products Master Builder Award was presented to Scott Smith for the incredible work he did on his 1953 Ford Mainline Wagon. Mr. Smith told us at Steele, “I just want to say it was a true honor that I was presented with

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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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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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1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

I’m a sucker for fins! This 1959 Coupe DeVille has been passed down through generations and now belongs to the grandson, Sean M. Thanks for sharing Sean! If you want to see your car here, submit you car photos and information to carshows@steelerubber.com!! FIND THE RUBBER HERE

1969 Plymouth Barracuda

Our Car of the Week is this beautiful 1969 Barracuda notchback! This ‘cuda was submitted by Charles M. Thanks for sharing her with us!!  FIND THE RUBBER HERE   Info from the owner: My car : a ’69 notchback Barracuda, 512 ” stroker / FAST Fuel Injection, 727 TF, 4 ” narrowed 9 ” Ford

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1939 Pontiac 2 door Sedan

We’re proud to feature this 1939 Pontiac as our CAR OF THE WEEK! Bruce Bunker, a Steele customer, restored this car with his family doing the majority of the work themselves. This was their first car to restore and I believe their hard work paid off! We love it and so glad they shared it

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