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Old 10-11-2020, 05:34 PM   #1
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Econoline weather stripping

Has anyone successfully replaced the weatherstripping on an Econoline with barn doors? I have seen the surgical tubing mod and plan on doing that, but my old ambulance must have had bodies drug in and out of it because my stripping is shot. Finding dust all over inside after cruising dirt roads. Mixed results on-line and I want to make sure I donít end up with something cheap. OEM is probably the best bet, but Iím looking for cheaper alternatives
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:32 AM   #2
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Has anyone successfully replaced the weatherstripping on an Econoline with barn doors? I have seen the surgical tubing mod and plan on doing that, but my old ambulance must have had bodies drug in and out of it because my stripping is shot. Finding dust all over inside after cruising dirt roads. Mixed results on-line and I want to make sure I donít end up with something cheap. OEM is probably the best bet, but Iím looking for cheaper alternatives
Sorry for the late reply but honestly find and install the OEM stuff---you might find a nice set for the side doors in a scrap yard but you'd need to use new clips as the ones Ford use aren't re-usable. That's not a tough find, I have an AuVeCo part number that's fairly priced and work perfectly.

Once those seals are torn or shrunk due age you'll spend a lot time trying to rehab them and to varying success. I know buying new isn't the most affordable but I've never had to replace them even on my 2000 E250 that lives in Ohio. The do suffer when abused but I'm sure you'd be more careful than your previous owners.
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I played that surgical tubing game. Ended up tearing the tubed stripping out and replacing with OEM. I got the tube size recommended in the YouTube videos, but it was way too thick and required a good hard slam to get the door to latch. I didn’t want that kind of wear and tear, not to mention the fact that I was always having to shut the door twice because it didn’t fully latch the first time. I suggest save your time and money and replace the stripping and do no surgical tubing.
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