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Old 02-24-2019, 05:44 AM
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I am installing McMaster door seals just wondering how to deal with the area at the hinges ? If you have any picture of how to deal with this it would help !

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Old 02-24-2019, 08:56 AM
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If you go to mykitlog.com and search builders in Sunman, Indiana, you will find my build log...it has the photos you are looking for.

I fiberglassed over the hinge pockets in the door to provide an uninterrupted seal...
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:03 AM
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I am installing McMaster door seals just wondering how to deal with the area at the hinges ? If you have any picture of how to deal with this it would help !

Thanks John
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:35 AM
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John,

Continue the seal around the area by the hinge pockets. You will have to fabricate covers out of fiberglass or whatever so the seal has something to push against. I used the window cutouts from the doors for the material. I also riveted nutplates for the hinge screws so I wouldn't have to hold a nut inside the hinge pocket to take off the door.

The planearound strut attach brackets are made so the geometry holds the gas strut away from the hinge pocket allowing a flat cover. Otherwise you would have to make the relief in the cover. The brackets also have a section milled out for the mcmaster seal. The holes are the same as the Vans bracket so it is an easy replacement. The ears on the brackets are 3/8" so it allows for different gas struts. A lot of builders buy aftermarket struts with more force.

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Old 02-25-2019, 05:45 AM
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Thanks for the help !!
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:58 PM
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I just used some thin aluminum and bent it to conform to the door and emimimate the inset for the hinges. I put a small amount of RTV on the aluminum and used small aluminum pop rivets to keep them in place. The door seal is continuous.


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