53 Cavalier weather stripping

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Dave Czirr
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Re: 53 Cavalier weather stripping

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:58 pm

They are glued.

The 1956 mats are black vinyl-skinned and mount vinyl down. But I have it in my mind that the 1953-'54 and perhaps the 1955 mats were plain fiberglass, yellow for 1953_54, and IIRC a marbled gray in 1955. I suggest you contact one of the sellers of these reproduction mats (Dwight Heinmuller is one) and confirm the details for your car.

Coach Js
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Re: 53 Cavalier weather stripping

Post by Coach Js » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:18 am

Thanks Dave. Dwight was a big help. He said this hood pad is a reproduction of the 56. It will work for my car. And,I should glue it in place with the vinyl facing downward. I will tackle this job tomorrow.

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