Tag Archives: restoration

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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New Parts and New Kits

We’re 21 days into 2015 and working hard to get our new products out to our customers. If you read our post yesterday you saw where we’ve got our new catalogs ready to send out, but we’ve also got two new parts already! The first part completed this year was part #70-3544-85 which is a

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2015 Custom Catalogs

January is always a busy time at the company. Everything is getting updated or changed for the new year and we want to get it done as quickly as possible. We’ve already created two new parts for this year and it’s not even February yet! We want this year to be the best yet. One

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Automotive Restoration Resources on the Web

Automotive restoration is a fulfilling hobby.  The only think that can make it better is meeting and sharing with other hobbyists.  Almost everyone at Steele Rubber Products is a hobbyist or related to one.  We share ideas, pictures, tips and of course, our resources. Here are some of the main web resources for automotive restorers

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Unscrew the u-jamb seals to remove it

How to Remove and Replace Quarter Window Leading Edge and Filler Seals

The quarter window leading edge and fillers work together to allow  the quarter window to roll up and down, and to seal the door against water, air and environmental factors that can cause rust or deterioration. Since they are usually only visible when the door is open,  the seals are sometimes forgotten because of where they

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1927 American LaFrance Fire Engine

Lynn Steele was a hot rodder at heart but he never really knew it. When I first met Lynn in 1970, he was working on his 1931 Cadillac V-12 Closed Coupled Sedan (Town Car).  He was very particular at making sure that it was put together as originally as possible.  As a Cadillac/LaSalle and CCCA

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To Do: Plant Tour of Steele Rubber

  A group of customers from Denmark stopped by our facilities for a tour and to pick up parts for their latest restoration project vehicles. Kasper Sorensen and several friends are in the United States to attend the NASCAR race in Bristol, TN. As part of their visit, they are touring many of the local companies

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Firebird 400 — The Car That Got Away

I’ve gone through many cars in my lifetime and had many favorites.  But the one I miss the most was my 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible, regimental red with white interiors.  It was just the right size, sporty, and plenty of power.  It had attitude with its snooty hood scoops. It was the one car

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