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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Mad Trunk gasket crap

I spent 3 hours installing a trunk gasket yesterday. Trunk was alined perfectly so I did it on the car (65 coupe) what a pain in the a$$. I took my time and my wife helped. Anyway, I did a real nice job and it looked good. Then for the moment of truth,, freekin foam is so dense or oversize it had the gaps up 1/4" on both sides and 1/8" by the rear window. No way! I took a razor and cut the gasket down. Trunk now closes corectly, gasket job looks like crap. I can't stand to look at it and I know it's gonna leak like the Titanic. This was the Ford gasket I got in the package when I bought the car. Any tips on removing the 1 day old half gasket and 3M adhesive? Is there a better gasket that wont spring the trunk lid?

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Did you install it with the open side of the gasket facing in or out?
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I spent 3 hours installing a trunk gasket yesterday. Trunk was alined perfectly so I did it on the car (65 coupe) what a pain in the a$$. I took my time and my wife helped. Anyway, I did a real nice job and it looked good. Then for the moment of truth,, freekin foam is so dense or oversize it had the gaps up 1/4" on both sides and 1/8" by the rear window. No way! I took a razor and cut the gasket down. Trunk now closes corectly, gasket job looks like crap. I can't stand to look at it and I know it's gonna leak like the Titanic. This was the Ford gasket I got in the package when I bought the car. Any tips on removing the 1 day old half gasket and 3M adhesive? Is there a better gasket that wont spring the trunk lid?
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Did you install it with the open side of the gasket facing in or out?
Open side facing in.

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Daniel Carpenter is the only brand trunk seal you should use. All others (It has been said here) are just too firm.
I installed one on my FB and it was a perfect fit.

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65 coupe you said Ford gasket. Did you mean Ford service/NOS gasket?

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I spent 3 hours installing a trunk gasket yesterday. Trunk was alined perfectly so I did it on the car (65 coupe) what a pain in the a$$. I took my time and my wife helped. Anyway, I did a real nice job and it looked good. Then for the moment of truth,, freekin foam is so dense or oversize it had the gaps up 1/4" on both sides and 1/8" by the rear window. No way! I took a razor and cut the gasket down. Trunk now closes corectly, gasket job looks like crap. I can't stand to look at it and I know it's gonna leak like the Titanic. This was the Ford gasket I got in the package when I bought the car. Any tips on removing the 1 day old half gasket and 3M adhesive? Is there a better gasket that wont spring the trunk lid?
Most adhesives will come off easier with heat. Heat gun or hair dryer.

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-When one orders a trunk gasket or any other part for that matter how do you find out who the manufacturer is? -I've heard alot of good about Daniel Carpenter
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-When one orders a trunk gasket or any other part for that matter how do you find out who the manufacturer is? -I've heard alot of good about Daniel Carpenter
In most cases you can't find out. IMO most venders won't say unless it's listed in their catalog.

There's another problem with name of the "maker". In many cases the name part like Scott Drake (not picking on them that name just came to mind). Many times the name brand re packages a part from an un named source!

MU for example with their online cat allows you to select "shop by supplier/maker". It's kinda like TireRack allows shop for tire by brand.

So you select Scott Drake for example...in reality a lot of their stuff is re packaged!


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65 coupe you said Ford gasket. Did you mean Ford service/NOS gasket?

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AHH,,,, well, I don't what I used. Like I said I got it in the deal when I bought the car. It was new sealed in the package. At first glance I saw the Ford sticker on the package and thought it was a Ford product but now I look at it and it sez: Ford Offical Licensed Product. I can't make out the other label too well but I can read 64 1/2 to 66 Mustang. Oh well water under the bridge. I would like to know, after I remove my last failed attempt, that the new replacement gasket I buy won't do the same thing.




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Did you read my thread? You need to buy the Daniel Carpenter brand made in the USA not the foreign stuff



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Did you read my thread? You need to buy the Daniel Carpenter brand made in the USA not the foreign stuff
Actually no, I tried clicking on it and nothing happened. Probably my PC.

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Actually no, I tried clicking on it and nothing happened. Probably my PC.
Just search it. "Scott Drake Trunk Weather stripping" It answers all the questions you have.



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Will do Ezstang, thanks.

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post #15 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 03:10 PM
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The 3016 number is Carpenters number, not ours.
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