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    door seal channels

    Hi all
    I tried using the TR6 door seals which don't require the channels but they are thicker and the doors don't close properly. So I want to use the original style but the channels above the rocker panel and up the sides have rotted away. I have the replacement strips but I am not clear how to bend them so that they don't crimp up but fit along the inside curve of the door frames at the bottom. A check with Moss 802-060 tells me it only comes as a straight piece and their notes say "it can be difficult to bend them" Maybe I can install them in small sections or make relief cuts to enable them to be bent?
    Any good tips?
    Al Shoop
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    Re: door seal channels

    I think any body shop with a stretcher/shrinker machine can do that. My friend has two of them and something called an English Wheel and heíd curve those in 30 seconds. Being somewhat tubular and small may be an issue but I doubt it. (Harbor Freight used to carry a cheap one but Iíve no idea if it would work)

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    Re: door seal channels

    And hereís from HF, assuming tariffs havenít made them scarce:

    Use these metal shrinker and stretcher tools to recreate compound curves. ... Great for auto body trim work, and door panel edging, this metal shrinker and stretcher set is designed to create radius bends and contours in sheet metal. Hardened steel jaws have powerful force to curve and ...

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    Re: door seal channels

    The HF shrinker and stretcher do work.

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