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Re: 1937 "120" Running Board Rubber Installation
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When I did my 42 convertible about 15 years ago I used lords 403-1 and -2 epoxy, The Steele rubber had 4 pieces and was difficult to get each piece to fit before gluing in place. To hold the rubber tight in the valleys I used PVC pipe held down with a sheet of plywood, and dozens of clamps. It was a very difficult project and I would guess to prep the metal after burning off the old rubber and having the boards media blasted and primed and and getting the rubber on I had 70 to 80 hours invested it the project. At least the rubber looks better then bed liner.

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Posted on: 7/28 17:47:36
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Re: 1937 "120" Running Board Rubber Installation
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37 is similar to yours I believe, It is not a simple job and due to poor advice I did it twice. If I can help anyone thru what I learned I am happy to try.
Dick

Posted on: 7/28 19:31:09
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Re: 1937 "120" Running Board Rubber Installation
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2015/2/25 17:00
From Southampton, Ma. 01073
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Thanks everyone for the great advice, I will definitely use the Weldwood adhesive. I'm still not clear on what to use to fill in the areas between the ridges on the running boards? I had purchased the mats a few years ago from Steele and they are flat bottomed. A vendor in Hershey told me to use bondo for a flat surface but I question this? I now understand there is another vendor selling replacement mats that are not flat bottomed but I have to stick with what I purchased already since they are quite pricey.
Thanks
Dave

Posted on: 8/3 18:18:04
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Re: 1937 "120" Running Board Rubber Installation
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I ran into this same problem back in the 1980's. I cut strips of sheet neoprene to fill in between the ridges and cemented them in place, then cemented the running board matting over top of it. This worked very well, the mats still looked good and stayed in place when I sold it in 2003. Good luck with your project.

Posted on: 8/3 18:49:09
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