• Hi Guest! Being a Paid Subscriber is NOT required to participate at BCF. However, if you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...
    Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

BJ8 door Chrome waist strip

Healey Nut

Luke Skywalker
Country flag
Offline
Help !!!
Im trying to refit the door waist chrome strip . Window is in fuzzy inner door seal is in .
Does the outer rubber window seal mount on the door or secure to the chrome strip then the strip and rubber go on the door together ?
I have the spring black Z clips (14) :cool-new::cool-new::eagerness:
 

Patrick67BJ8

Darth Vader
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Help !!!
Im trying to refit the door waist chrome strip . Window is in fuzzy inner door seal is in .
Does the outer rubber window seal mount on the door or secure to the chrome strip then the strip and rubber go on the door together ?
I have the spring black Z clips (14) :cool-new::cool-new::eagerness:
The rubber strip mounts to the chrome strip. The clips also are used to secure the chrome strip to the top of the door frame. It can be tricky to get the strips lined up to attach to the door top and I usually push in on the center of the chrome strip when I install it.
 
OP
Healey Nut

Healey Nut

Luke Skywalker
Country flag
Offline
Ok so just so I'm clear here ..one side of the Z clip has the chrome and rubber in it then the open side goes onto the top edge of the door when the chrome/rubber strip is put into the door ?
 

RAC68

Darth Vader
Offline
If I remember correctly, putty is used under the strip to eliminate vibration and secure the center and bottom.

Ray (64BJ8P1)
 

jjs64bj8

Senior Member
Offline
We are just doing this now to our 64 BJ8. Here are a couple of photos that might help. Not sure we have the "putty" the way it is suppose to be. At first we had the clips on wrong, but look at the photos closely to see how they attach. The s shaped clips grab the seal to the waist strip and then the other part of the clip slides down over the top of the door frame. Good luck getting them on carefully.

jjs64bj8

attachment.php
attachment.php
attachment.php
 

Attachments

  • DCP_5592.jpg
    DCP_5592.jpg
    64.6 KB · Views: 162
  • DCP_5588.jpg
    DCP_5588.jpg
    60.5 KB · Views: 158
  • DCP_5590.jpg
    DCP_5590.jpg
    61.5 KB · Views: 156

Top Down Resto

Senior Member
Country flag
Offline
Original 67 BJ8 , mastik wasnt perfect from factory, but you get the idea , you can see from the new waste seal the factory edge was at the rear and as original, slightly cut angle. The front needs trimming to meet the quarter window part of the frame and has a slight overlap to seal wind. Use factory indents on the back of the seal for clips.

Carroll
 

Attachments

  • 100_5515.jpg
    100_5515.jpg
    48.3 KB · Views: 75
  • 100_5518.jpg
    100_5518.jpg
    31.3 KB · Views: 74
  • 100_5534.jpg
    100_5534.jpg
    67.2 KB · Views: 75
  • 100_5535.jpg
    100_5535.jpg
    69.9 KB · Views: 74

Top Down Resto

Senior Member
Country flag
Offline
Here are some more shots of the original mounting, of note is how the inner fuzzy seal extends through the chrome frame to seal wind noise, this car has a gap so Im thinking this is how it was sealed from noise, just trim to meet frame if yours has no gap. It seemed the fuzzy part was also trimmed a little but the stainless bead definatly went along the frame post.

Hope these details help , this is how I do it , just as they did.

Carroll
 

Attachments

  • 100_5532.jpg
    100_5532.jpg
    51.7 KB · Views: 79
  • 100_5530.jpg
    100_5530.jpg
    57.5 KB · Views: 78
  • 100_5533.jpg
    100_5533.jpg
    74.6 KB · Views: 78
  • 100_5529.jpg
    100_5529.jpg
    47.7 KB · Views: 77
  • 100_5579.jpg
    100_5579.jpg
    39.7 KB · Views: 79
  • 100_5578.jpg
    100_5578.jpg
    39.3 KB · Views: 79
  • 100_5568.jpg
    100_5568.jpg
    34.7 KB · Views: 81

Top Down Resto

Senior Member
Country flag
Offline
Also forgot, there is a slot at the back of the door that part of the rubber slides into, when installing the chrome finisher to the door top, see last pic, you can open it up slightly then after installation pull the metal back with a right angle pic to tighten it up.
 
Country flag
Offline
We are just doing this now to our 64 BJ8. Here are a couple of photos that might help. Not sure we have the "putty" the way it is suppose to be. At first we had the clips on wrong, but look at the photos closely to see how they attach. The s shaped clips grab the seal to the waist strip and then the other part of the clip slides down over the top of the door frame. Good luck getting them on carefully.

jjs64bj8

attachment.php
When "putty" was mentioned, I was thinking that butyl rubber strip caulk would be a better, modern substitute. Looks like you thought so too!
 

jjs64bj8

Senior Member
Offline
The "putty" I used is 3M strip calk, which can be used a lot of other places. I will use this under the Aluminum pieces on the top that the weather stripping attaches for example. Butyl to me is the very sticky stuff which is used on windshields and the stuff around AC fittings? The 3M stuff is not hardening and while sticky is not extremely so.

jjs64bj8
 
Country flag
Offline
The "putty" I used is 3M strip calk, which can be used a lot of other places. I will use this under the Aluminum pieces on the top that the weather stripping attaches for example. Butyl to me is the very sticky stuff which is used on windshields and the stuff around AC fittings? The 3M stuff is not hardening and while sticky is not extremely so.

jjs64bj8
I'm no stranger to it, and use it regularly here (on every car I do the trunkfloor reinforcement on).

I keep it in the fridge until I'm ready to apply it; makes it a lot easier to handle, without sticking to things I don't want it to__like my fingers! There's two (2) boxes in there now ;)

amr_099.jpg
 
OP
Healey Nut

Healey Nut

Luke Skywalker
Country flag
Offline
Success :eagerness::eagerness::cool-new:
 

Top Down Resto

Senior Member
Country flag
Offline
Make sure your waste seal is completely down on the back of the chrome door cap. It looks like it is slightly up, It will keep popping up due to the newness of the seal when the window goes up and down, It will eventually stay upright, sometimes they do suck down when the window is rolled down. There is a slit in the rear (end) top of the door sheetmetal that the seal end needs to go into, the chrome also goes in there too if I remember, it will hold the seal from popping up as in your picture as the last clip is not far enough from the end and the slit was designed to hold the end in place.

nice lines on the door and finishers, good job !!!
 
OP
Healey Nut

Healey Nut

Luke Skywalker
Country flag
Offline
Better ?
 

Top Down Resto

Senior Member
Country flag
Offline
Ha Ha, Yep ... not nitpiking you , but it would have caused a problem later, I envy you guys as my 65 is still awaiting its restoration... ( quietly sitting in my house garage ) . Coming into my shop soon after 10 years : )
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
J BJ8- How is the chrome door top molding installed? Austin Healey 11
Patrick67BJ8 Glazing Door Window Glass in BJ8 Austin Healey 9
LAW75 BJ8 Door Locks Austin Healey 2
B BJ8 door hinges Austin Healey 7
B Wanted BJ8 door hinges Austin Healey Classifieds 2
M 3000 BJ8 Door Seals Austin Healey 9
AUSMHLY BJ7-BJ8 outer weather strip for door window Austin Healey 4
wangdango BJ8 door hinge milling? Austin Healey 2
H Door seals BJ8 Austin Healey 15
B BJ8 Door hinges Austin Healey 16
J BJ8 Inside Top Door Rails-How Attach? Austin Healey 6
C BJ8 door strikers keep slippng Austin Healey 7
J Where To Find BJ8 Key Door Lock ,Trunk & Glove Box Numbers ??? Austin Healey 3
T BJ8 door glass replacement Austin Healey 4
B BJ8 door seal attachement point. Austin Healey 4
wangdango BJ8 door hinge pillar plate redo Austin Healey 7
Jeepster BJ8 - Glove box door lock Austin Healey 3
D BJ8 Door Seal Orientation Austin Healey 6
M Bj8 door disassembly Austin Healey 5
bighealeysource DOOR ADJUSTMENT ON BJ8 Austin Healey 12
crya Tricks for attaching door pulls on BJ8?? Austin Healey 8
S BJ8 Glove Box Door Retaining Bolt Austin Healey 5
J BJ8 door latches Austin Healey 3
bighealeysource door alignment on a BJ8 Austin Healey 1
C BJ8 Door latch question Austin Healey 9
J Replacing door hing pin on 64 BJ8 ph I Austin Healey 2
A Accurate - Door Pillar Finishing Welt Piping BJ8 Austin Healey 10
Editor_Reid BJ8 Door Glass Austin Healey 6
P Removing BJ8 Door Panels Austin Healey 21
S BJ8 Door Moulding Installation Austin Healey 6
6 BJ8 Door Latch Austin Healey 3
tahoe healey BJ8 door trim Austin Healey 3
AUSMHLY BJ8 Laygear Replacement Options Austin Healey 0
AUSMHLY BJ8 Laygear Wear Austin Healey 11
AUSMHLY BJ8 Second Gear Needed Austin Healey 12
S 1964 BJ8 Project Valuation Austin Healey 5
AUSMHLY BJ8 Factory Hardtop Headliner Austin Healey 2
J Early BJ8 Armrest Latch Austin Healey 2
B Austin-Healey late 3000 BJ8 Electrical Diagram Austin Healey 1
B Austin-Healey early 3000 BJ8 Electrical Diagram Austin Healey 0
AUSMHLY BJ8 Gear Shifting Austin Healey 5
S BJ8 Overdrive Stays Engaged Austin Healey 25
AUSMHLY BJ8 Overdrive Accumulator Spring Tube Austin Healey 1
AUSMHLY BJ8 Overdrive Pressure Loss Austin Healey 11
AUSMHLY BJ8 Overdrive Oil Pressure Austin Healey 14
W Late BJ8 Seat Belt Mounting Points Austin Healey 8
S Starter Solenoid Nut Size for BJ8 Austin Healey 1
JamesD BJ8 Top Frame Bumpers Austin Healey 6
AUSMHLY BJ8 Driveshaft Installation Austin Healey 10
M BJ8 Inner Body Panel Repair Austin Healey 2

Similar threads

Top