Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-21-2020, 02:37 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
SpudNuts's Avatar
 
1964 19' Globetrotter
Choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 18
64 GT Door Seal

I've checked all the sites that usually supply parts but can't find a door seal for a 64 Globetrotter. I found a few threads that show someone looking for it but they all ended up not providing any source or compatible replacement.

If anyone has an idea of what I need to use to replace the door and screen door seals, that would be appreciated.
SpudNuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2020, 02:53 PM   #2
Rivet Master

 
1966 22' Safari
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Fredericksburg , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,577
Do you have an old piece to match? I sent a piece from a 55 to Vintage Trailer Gaskets on the west coast and he was able to match it up. Is it a backframe gasket that goes around the frame and not the door?
Bubba L is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2020, 05:27 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Glenritas's Avatar

 
1969 25' Tradewind
Shasta Lake , California
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 836
Check with Steele rubber products they have a line of RV rubber .
http://www.steelerubber.com
__________________
Glen & Jane 1969 all electric Airstream 25' TradeWind
2014 Toyota Tundra
1998 Chevy Tahoe

WBCCI #6269

My Build Thread https://www.airforums.com/forums/f11...ml#post1997059
Glenritas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2020, 07:55 AM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
SpudNuts's Avatar
 
1964 19' Globetrotter
Choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubba L View Post
Do you have an old piece to match? I sent a piece from a 55 to Vintage Trailer Gaskets on the west coast and he was able to match it up. Is it a backframe gasket that goes around the frame and not the door?
I took some pictures but i'm not sure if its original or not. There is so much wrong with the door seal on this trailer. I have a seal on the stop edge of the frame, there's some foam on the outer edge of the frame and then some foam on the door itself (along with some expanding foam gew around the door frame). It's a mess but nothing that can't be cleaned up. I just don't know what was the original or one that is compatible.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3870.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	175.5 KB
ID:	363675   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4860.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	193.2 KB
ID:	363676  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8256.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	213.6 KB
ID:	363677  
SpudNuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2020, 09:40 AM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
1964 30' Sovereign
Ione , CA
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 78
You're usually best cleaning out everything and starting with clean surfaces. There are numerous seals available through High Sky or Vintage Trailer. The most important thing is to have a clean/even application without gaps. But your "foam gew" comments make me nervous - were the door or frame surfaces dented and the prior owner filled them in? If so, that could be more serious work.
__________________
Mark & Melanie Trowbridge
1964 Airstream Sovereign 30' (Double)
2004 Dodge Ram QuadCab 4x4 Diesel
Trowbridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2020, 08:03 AM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
SpudNuts's Avatar
 
1964 19' Globetrotter
Choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trowbridge View Post
You're usually best cleaning out everything and starting with clean surfaces. There are numerous seals available through High Sky or Vintage Trailer. The most important thing is to have a clean/even application without gaps. But your "foam gew" comments make me nervous - were the door or frame surfaces dented and the prior owner filled them in? If so, that could be more serious work.
Appreciate the ideas. The gew is residue from that expanding foam stuff. There are not dents or damage to the door but it was being used as a hunting trailer parked out in the woods. It appears that the previous owner did whatever he could to just keep the elements out. I know I have a lot to clean up but I just want to make sure that I use the right kind of seal for this door.
SpudNuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2020, 08:44 AM   #7
Rivet Master

 
1966 22' Safari
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Fredericksburg , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,577
Once all the old stuff is removed and the door/jamb cleaned, make sure the door closes evenly against the trailer opening. If it doesnít, adjust the curvature of the door to fit the curvature of the opening. There are threads here describing how to use a block of wood strategically placed between the door and trailer to coax the door into the correct fit. Then tackle the gasket, even if itís temporary just to keep water out. If the original is a back frame gasket (part of the gasket is sandwiched in between the inner skin and the door opening frame jamb), then you decide if you want go back with that or just a
ďDĒ gasket. The problem I see with the back frame gasket is, if it gets damaged or deteriorates, it is much more difficult to replace. The objective is to seal the door to the trailer and it look good.
Bubba L is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
polish and seal or seal and polish kokomoscalls Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 1 02-06-2014 07:13 PM
Installing exterior lights-to seal or not to seal Belegedhel Lights - Interior & Exterior 7 10-26-2013 07:14 AM
To 'seal' or not to 'seal'?? b8sfamily Floor Finishes 6 03-31-2009 06:13 AM
Vertical lip seal and trim seal for Classic Motorhomes rdm General Motorhome Topics 16 05-22-2006 07:49 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.