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 Posted: 01-02-2010 05:02 am
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gmacey
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I am replacing the exterior weather strips (window wipes) with new ones from Delta and am having a heck of a time with the little clips used to attach them.

Anybody have any tricks they could share?

Gary

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 Posted: 01-02-2010 02:01 pm
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Brett Gibson JH5 20497
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Gary, I have heard the new clips Delta supplies dont really do a proper job, haven't used them myself so just going on what was said.

But if you are using the old factory supplied ones the trick that work for me was ....... I got a long piece of round dowl wood, I think it was 3/4 dia. and cut a groove into one end so it would hold the clip steady, then reached in thru the inner door and positioned it on the weather strip and door edge, gave a good push to catch it then a slight tap with a hammer to seat it home.

It gets even easier if you remove the window assembly but not worth the trouble if you dont need to.

Brett

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 Posted: 01-02-2010 06:28 pm
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Gary Martin JH 15371
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Gary,

I recently replaced mine with new ones from Delta. The U shaped clips supplied by Delta are narrower than the originals. Try to use the original wider ones. Also the new weatherstrips are thicker than the original where the clip attaches. I used a rasor blade to trim the buldge at the bottom off just where the 6 clips go.  This together with the original clips works well. My doors were completly appart. The job will be more difficult with window mechanism in place. As for a tool, take a piece of heavy guage sheet metal as wide as the clip, fold it into a U shape to hold the clip and attach a handle on top. You can then insert this from top of door and pull up to install clips. Still a bit tricky though.

Gary

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 Posted: 01-02-2010 10:03 pm
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Jim Ketcham
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I gave up on the Delta clips and purchased clips from McGregor British Car Parts (14 clips for $3.50) that matched the originals quite well.

Link: http://www.macgregorukcarparts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=JH-door

Good Luck,

Jim

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 Posted: 01-03-2010 05:00 pm
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In previous posts I've read of using a J shaped tool to push the clips into place. Locate the clip loosely in place and pull up on the tool. The glass must of course be out to install them, no matter how you try and do it. They are a pain, I pushed them on from within the door from below using a push rod/drift to tap them home. It took a while, be patient. Good luck.

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Dan Collier
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Here are some measurements I found while trying to replace the weather stripe clips.
Door Metal  .095   Original Clip  .130
Weatherstrip .070  Delta Clip .097
Total Width .165
As you can tell the Delta clip is too small and is has a ā€œUā€ shape unlike the square bottom of the original.

Attachment: IMG_5469C.JPG (Downloaded 150 times)

Last edited on 11-10-2013 01:54 pm by Dan Collier

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 Posted: 01-25-2014 02:20 am
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I just purchased the weather strip from Macgregor and they advised me that the preferred method of attachment was the screws!
I asked about the clips and they said that they were quite difficult to use.I did think at the time that drilling a bunch of tiny little holes into a awkward spot might be a little challenging.
Has anyone found or tried to modify a clip to fit ?

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 Posted: 05-17-2014 06:41 am
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A little late to the party, but I did order the replacement wipes and clips from Delta and... not saying it was easy (my windows were still in) but they worked just fine. They must have changed suppliers since the ones they sent me were not U-shaped, but had a square bottom like the originals.

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 Posted: 05-17-2014 11:18 am
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It's never too late (haha)
I did use the tiny screws to install my weather strip as that was how it had been done ,at the factory I think.
I just used the old weather strip as a template and punched the holes into the new ,with an awl.Worked pretty well .The rubber held the screws in place while tightening this screws down

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