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    Default Can't figure out how to install weatherstripping

    I just got my weatherstripping kit from Victoria British and I can't figure out how to install the door pieces. I ordered the set for the 260Z. There is one sharp curve in the door weatherstripping, and a flap of rubber that runs about 18" along the weatherstripping that extends out beyond the strip itself by about 2 inches. This broad flap has a notched edge; looks like it hooks onto something. It appears that this sharp bend goes either in the lower or upper corner of the door on the side with the striker plate.

    I'm hoping someone who's installed this set before can help me figure out how this fits on the door!

    Thanks in advance

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    The sharp corner of the weather stripping goes into the UPPER corner of the door. and the 18 inch piece goes along the door near the door latch then under the kick plate.

    make sure you clean the surface of the metal where the weather stripping is going to go, and make sure that the edging that holds the stripping in place, (the U shaped channel edging) is re-squeezed before you put it back on or it might fall off.

    use heavy duty body molding glue (black) you'll thank me later.

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    Where does that flap go? Once I snap the welting (I think that's what the harder plastic channel is called) this flap will be lying against the inside of the door. It has a channel on the long edge that looks like it should hook onto something.

    I can see it lying under the kickplate on the bottom of the door sill, but where on earth does it go against the side where the striker plate is?

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    the rubber flap gets laid over the lip, then the welting gets pressed down on top of it, compressing the rubber over the metal lip, and holding every thing in place.

    the two ends should meet under the metal kit plate, and a smart thing to do would be to use some contact glue on the ends to keep them from pulling apart.

    It's just a precaution. and If all else fails, look at another Z.
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    I checked both my 240Zs to see if there was a flap that was folded under the welting... nope. I checked the weatherstripping (what's left of it anyway) on the 260, and there's no flap either, so I don't know if this is an aftermarket thing or not. But thanks for the instructions; I'm looking forward to driving without that infernal whistling from the gaps in the door!

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    I know it's too late but next time buy only nissan factory parts whenever possible.
    I've saved so much heart ache by spending a little more on the right part, instead wanting to rip my hair out cause I saved some money and got a part that ("should do the trick") and it didnt even come close.

    I'm sorry for your dellima and wish you the best of luck, and in the words of my mother, "if your gonna pinch you pennies, you'll have to bite your bullets"

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