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Re: Ken
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You might be lucky with a bump to the channel in a small area but if the lid cannot get any more pressure on the weatherstrip I would still be a bit concerned about trying to do anything with the channel position. The way the channel is constructed and reinforced with the edge bends, any attempt to raise the metal might also damage the body or crack the paint.

Not much in body maintenance is suggested for prewar cars but postwar the recommendation was to shim the weatherstrip with thin rubber strips in places where the seal was not adequate. I would think that should work on the 37 also since the body construction and weatherstrip is somewhat similar.

Here is an excerpt from the 51-4 manual with their shim suggestions for doors. The same advice for checking and repair leaks is given in the trunk lid section. McMaster has several selections for very thin rubber strips and glass setting tape might also work.

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Posted on: 6/13 11:48
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Howard, thanks for that information! I did try the paper test, as Don had suggested. There is a portion on the top of the trunk where there is drag, but less than the rest of the weatherstrip.

I will probably try pouring water on the seam, and see if it penetrates the trunk, and then shim the gutter strip.

Posted on: 6/14 7:41
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