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PostSubject: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:31 pm

OK i have a 66 ghia cpe and am installing the weather strip/rubber and at the top of the door jam i am to install the ball on the end of the strip/rubber. how the hell am i to get the ball(large) in the hole (small). what have you folks done?
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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:00 pm

It seems to defy the laws of physics doesn't it?

You can use dish soap or a non-petroleum based lube like KY. Careful not to use anything that will deteriorate rubber.

(I am sure SOME OTHERS HERE will have additional comments on that statement)

I found a center punch can be helpful if used carefully, one that is not too sharp.

I read of people trimming the ball or cutting a slice to cut the ball into two parts and inserting each half individually.

I left mine in the sun, used some soap and a lot of foul language and was able to stuff it in there.

I squeezed the ball (here we go again), stuffed the narrow part in the hole and shoved. I tried to work both sides with the center punch while maintaining pressure.

It is one of those things when you are done with it you take a step back, scratch your head and wonder what engineer thought this up, and then shrug as you realize you still have the other side to do.

scratch

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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:40 pm

Dang Matthew. If I didn't know that you were talkin' 'bout seals, I'd think you were one sick puppy!
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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:14 pm

See! I knew it...

You try to be helpful in this group and this is what happens.

If you all wern't so twisted everything would remain fine and respectable.

But then again, what fun would that be.

(I left my root beeer around here somewhere???)

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PostSubject: Matt   Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:23 pm

Matt nice how to. And my mind is not in the gutter.
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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:37 pm

Thats funny Laughing
What about making the hole just a little bit bigger
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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:54 pm

Mateo wrote:
It seems to defy the laws of physics doesn't it?

You can use dish soap or a non-petroleum based lube like KY. Careful not to use anything that will deteriorate rubber.

(I am sure SOME OTHERS HERE will have additional comments on that statement)

I found a center punch can be helpful if used carefully, one that is not too sharp.

I read of people trimming the ball or cutting a slice to cut the ball into two parts and inserting each half individually.

I left mine in the sun, used some soap and a lot of foul language and was able to stuff it in there.

I squeezed the ball (here we go again), stuffed the narrow part in the hole and shoved. I tried to work both sides with the center punch while maintaining pressure.

It is one of those things when you are done with it you take a step back, scratch your head and wonder what engineer thought this up, and then shrug as you realize you still have the other side to do.

scratch

WOW! So that's how you spend your nights. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:00 pm

You and your life-partners were the ones I was truly concerned about but Eric kind of blindsided me there...

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:08 pm

Now that is hilarious. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:20 pm

MATEO .... thanks to the write up i will give it a try and post up the results
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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:22 pm

Hey West Coast.. you just have skim over the post hijacking and playfull banther of these guys.. but you will get some helpfull hints eventually!

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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:26 pm

YEA! We're full of good info but you have to work for it.

Kind of opposite of that other site...

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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:27 pm

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:15 pm

I was sort of hoping someone on here would lube up their balls and cuss while trying to shove them in.

This of course all contingent on them buying dinner first.
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PostSubject: Re: help with ghia door rubber seal   Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:48 pm

I'll bet you would.

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