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For the Classic Car
Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

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1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal — Part 26 - Page 4

The two door hinges are fastened to the body pillar in three places and the door itself in three places. In addition a bumper stop travels from the forward body pillar into the cavity of the door. Both the latch receiver and hinges allow for adjustment to ensure a positive lock when the door is closed. Weather stripping then seals out extra noise and drafts, keeping the cabin comfortable and quiet.

Close-up of the lower door weatherstrip.  The clips squeeze the strip as it is pushed into the corresponding hole.

Close-up of the lower door weatherstrip. The clips squeeze the strip as it is pushed into the corresponding hole.


The door's perimeter weather stripping is held in place with special clips. The weather strip on the bottom of the door is held in place with push clips that pinch the weather strip while the rest of the car's weather strip is held in place by different push clips that bite down. Installing these clips is straightforward but may cause sore fingertips!

A closer look at the clips that hold the side & top weatherstripping.

A closer look at the clips that hold the side & top weatherstripping.


Lower strip is finished.

Lower strip is finished.


Side strip is finished.

Side strip is finished.