outer squeegee install?

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outer squeegee install?

Post by butters68 » 23 Feb 2010 19:53

hey guys ,i got my seal kit from datsport last week and noticed that the outer squeegee pcs have aluminum inside the rubber ,now on my 68 4dr the oem squeegee is stapled on .just wounder'n if there is a good way to mount the new squeegees with out F'N things up? :evil: :?
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Re: outer squeegee install?

Post by ohpyramids » 23 Feb 2010 21:40

i talked to the datsunland socal dude at the heritage museum recently. the only parts of the install i can remember were "pull up chrome trim" and "its a 4 beer job".

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Post by hang_510 » 24 Feb 2010 10:15

ohpyramids wrote:i talked to the datsunland socal dude ... "its a 4 beer job".
talking to him is a 2 beer job! :lol:



IIRC you remove the old staples and replace w/the new section.
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Post by vintageracer » 24 Feb 2010 10:27

I installed my sqeegees with tiny rivots (3/32). I used the old staple holes to line it up. I have since found a set of sqeegees that you do not need to install anything. Just plug them in! They have a small S/S edge on them that goes along the S/S window strip. Looks good when installed. No one notices the stainless piece.

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Post by butters68 » 24 Feb 2010 16:59

ya ill have to look at them again and figure the best way for me to make it work, :?
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Post by heirfaus » 11 Mar 2010 14:28

Did you ever get this figured out. I didn't see this thread until now. I have the Datsunrestore kit and it was super easy. I removed the window glass. Use a pry bar on the inside of the trim and it takes almost no effort or force to get them off. I then used a grinder to remove the staples. No need to be careful because the outer metal strip gets thrown away. My set came with about 12 clips to hold the squeegee in place. Just double check that everything is aligned properly before putting the clips on because they look like a bitch to remove after they are installed. Then just press the trim piece back into place.
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Post by butters68 » 22 Mar 2010 20:33

i have my squeegees all done ,i never got any clips with mine so i got my dremel and ground off the old staples,then i drilled out the staple holes and squeegees then got my staple gun and just re stapled them on, it worked just fine for me. 8)
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Post by vintageracer » 22 Mar 2010 21:34

Good job. I am curious how you "stapled" the steel backing with the rubber tab. I know the holes are there but how did you line up the staples? Did you use a commercial staple gun or ????

I used small rivots and drilled out the staple holes. I never fiegured out how to staple these parts. Help me out!

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Post by butters68 » 23 Mar 2010 18:33

i used the metal strip for a template ,marked the old staple holes on my squeegee witch has steel in side the rubber base ,then drilled the holes out a tad bigger,i have a stapler that fits in and the staples were the right size.looks good to me. 8)
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Post by vintageracer » 24 Mar 2010 08:22

You are a craftsman! Well done! Yankee ingenuity at it's best.

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Post by butters68 » 24 Mar 2010 16:39

welll i think it would be canuck ingenuity at its best eh. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by vintageracer » 25 Mar 2010 11:37

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Post by butters68 » 25 Mar 2010 19:03

what 2 do. :wink:
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Re: outer squeegee install?

Post by vintageracer » 25 Mar 2010 19:34

Enjoy the ride. Well done on the install.

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