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Date:         Tue, 1 Nov 2005 15:44:36 -0800
Reply-To:     BenT Syncro <syncro@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         BenT Syncro <syncro@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Lower Cargo door hinge & weather strip replacement questions
Comments: To: Roger Sisler <>
In-Reply-To:  <vanagon%2005110117515793@GERRY.VANAGON.COM>
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On 11/1/05, Roger Sisler <> wrote: > > If you need your door gaskets to take up more space, and make the doors > shut tighter, smear(gob) vasoline on them and set them in the sun for a > few > days. I think these gaskets are a foamy type rubber? The foam will expand > a bit,and take up space.It is amazing. This also makes them look like new.

Thanks, Roger. I haven't tried to see if the gasket is a problem. The former owner had put silicone around it for reasons unknown. I will try that if the gasket becomes a problem. Just thought of an interesting theory. When you metioned door I was thinking regular doors. I'm thinking now that the lower cargo doors use the same crossectional profile as the regular doors. The only difference may be that it is smaller. Maybe one could cut a front door gasket to size to substitute for the cargo door gaskets then simply gluing the ends together. Hmmm... BenT

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