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    Replacing window felt with rubber tutorial

    Hello
    I've been needing to replace the window fuzzies and wondered if there was a rubber alternative. This person has posted a tutorial. Does anybody see anything wrong with doing this? I'm just wondering if it would end up being the right length or for something else that wouldn't work about it.

    http://www.dmcnews.com/Techsection/windowfelt.html
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    I wrote that 15 years ago and just did this same thing to my new DeLorean. Works great for me. No regrets.

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    ^ Are there already holes in the metal bracket or did you have to drill them out? The tutorial doesn't really say.
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    Anyone have a link to where we can buy the rubber strips?
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    Senior Member DMCFL Brandon's Avatar
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    ^ Some folks have had luck finding a suitable felt/rubber strip on Ebay, but that was a few years ago. You could also try a junkyard.
    Brandon S.

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    I used this:

    http://www.topsdown.com/product.php?productid=1155

    It has a chrome edge that's somewhat visible. I drilled 1/8" holes in the metal bracket and riveted this trim to it. Working well for a few thousand miles now.

    EDIT: This owner gave me the idea:
    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?62...lt-replacement
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    Senior Member BladeBronson's Avatar
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    No drilling is required:

    "The trim is held on to the bracket by squeezing the bracket between the trim (which is metal coated in rubber) and the washer. After it's all tightened, the trim won't budge."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drive Stainless View Post
    I used this:

    http://www.topsdown.com/product.php?productid=1155

    It has a chrome edge that's somewhat visible. I drilled 1/8" holes in the metal bracket and riveted this trim to it. Working well for a few thousand miles now.
    This is the same product I used. It's a great alternative to the original equipment. I had a write up somewhere on here. Maybe it was on the old .COM site.
    Chris Miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    I wrote that 15 years ago and just did this same thing to my new DeLorean. Works great for me. No regrets.
    Do you have a picture of what it looks like installed from the inside of the car?
    81' gas flap. Sept build. 14k miles. Mostly original. Updating things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    I wrote that 15 years ago and just did this same thing to my new DeLorean. Works great for me. No regrets.
    Thanks again Christian! Did this back in 2003 still holding up with zero issues.
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