How to remove outer weatherstrip on door

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How to remove outer weatherstrip on door

Postby 1975monza2+2 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:23 pm

I wanted to remove a Monza outer weatherstrip on the door but couldn't get to a couple of the screws. The window will not roll down far enough. I couldn't remove the bottom travel stop because it's welded to the door. How do you remove the outer weatherstrip on these cars? Anybody have a factory shop manual? How does it say to remove the weatherstrip?
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Re: How to remove outer weatherstrip on door

Postby Monza Harry » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:33 pm

If you miss a day on here you have some catching up to do! Here is a link to previous thread with some good Idea's Harry viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43892&p=260693#p260693
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Re: How to remove outer weatherstrip on door

Postby 1975monza2+2 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:06 pm

Monza Harry wrote:If you miss a day on here you have some catching up to do! Here is a link to previous thread with some good Idea's Harry viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43892&p=260693#p260693


Thanks for the link. I'm surprised nobody mentioned removing the bottom stop by drilling out the spot welds. Then reinstall with bolts or pop rivets. Similar to replacing a window regulator. I noticed they also are spot welded. I still wonder what procedure is shown in a factory shop manual. Do you have a shop manual?
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Re: How to remove outer weatherstrip on door

Postby 1975monza2+2 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:02 pm

Monza Harry wrote:If you miss a day on here you have some catching up to do! Here is a link to previous thread with some good Idea's Harry viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43892&p=260693#p260693


I was able to remove the screws with a short Phillips head bit. Like Clyde suggested in the link you provided. :th: First I removed the front window channel (held by three bolts) which allowed me to scoot the window forward and out of the rear channel. Then I was able to push the window inboard enough to use the Phillips bit. I used a piece of tape to protect the window and pressed the window against the bit while turning with a wrench.
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Re: How to remove outer weatherstrip on door

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:23 pm

Ask and ye shall receive! :lol: Glad we could help out! Nice idea with the tape and then using the glass to hold that falling little B :censored: d in place :idea: :!: :th: Every time we post some of these on going threads somebody adds a little more. and it gets just a little easier! Harry
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