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Old 04-03-2019, 10:41 AM   #1
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48 cab rubber

Does anyone have pictures showing the cab door opening rubber installed in the 47-49 cab? I read it is installed with "mounting hardware", but I've not found a picture showing it.

In the 48 cab I can see where it appears the screws were screwed in, but I'm not sure what I'm going to need.

I know I'm a long ways from doing it, but since I can't work, I can research so I'll be ready when I get to that point.

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Old 04-03-2019, 11:57 AM   #2
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Re: 48 cab rubber

the 47-early 49 used a windlace that had retaining strips, which it sounds like you are missing. I did a cursory look and didnt see anyone selling them, so you may need to find a donor set or used. my look wasnt really comprehensive, you may find them new still. they are called windlace retaining strips.

as an alternative, bowtiebits sells the later style 49-55 channel that gets spot welded or screwed in. that style uses windlace that gets lubricated and pulled into a channel, which is light years easier than screwing in 40 screws. I have done both, I like the later style, you can be done installing within 10 minutes. well, after the channel is installed haha.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:02 PM   #3
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Re: 48 cab rubber

Thank you.

I was wondering about the later channel as an "upgrade". I think I'll go that route.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:35 PM   #4
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Re: 48 cab rubber

That is going to take a lot of spot welding to put the later style chanel in.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:16 AM   #5
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Re: 48 cab rubber

My 47 cab had the retaining strips still in it but I chose to put in the channel type used in 49 and up. I tacked it in on both sides of the channel. It burned through the edges here and there but by the time you get the seal in place you can’t see it so it would be fine. I suppose i could have lined them up with the original holes and used screwed, but tacking them in every 2-3 inches on both sides only took me half an hour or so.
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Re: 48 cab rubber

the retaining strips are a real pain in the poker to use, you have to hold the seal in the correct position and also hold the retainer, and line up the screw with the existing holes. I have done both, I would also take tack welding the new channel in even if it took an hour. for that satisfying 10 minute seal install.
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