Originally Posted by TCNorthwest
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.