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Pro­tect­ing the In­te­rior From the El­e­ments

WITH THE SUS­PEN­SION and driv­e­train all wrapped up on our square-body project, it’s time to move on to the truck’s ap­pear­ance. When I say ap­pear­ance, I’m talk­ing about the out­side and the in­side. Since the truck has been ne­glected for years, there’s a lot to do to make it pre­sentable again. We plan to clean up the ex­te­rior and add some parts to make it look newer and, of course, get it into bet­ter shape. We also plan to com­pletely over­haul the in­te­rior, and our first con­cern was seal­ing the in­te­rior against the el­e­ments.

The ob­vi­ous way to do that is to re­place all of the glass, gas­kets and seals. The glass was faded and scratched, so new glass will be a def­i­nite im­prove­ment. Reusing the old gas­kets and seals is out of the ques­tion, so we had to find a com­pany that man­u­fac­tured what we needed.

We turned to Pre­ci­sion Re­place­ment Parts for help. The com­pany is known for man­u­fac­tur­ing thou­sands of dif­fer­ent ex­truded and molded rub­ber, PVC and plas­tic parts, as well as var­i­ous stamped and ex­truded metal prod­ucts for clas­sic trucks. For our ’79 Chevy C-10, Pre­ci­sion sup­plied us with all of the weather-strip­ping and seals we needed, every­thing from the wind­shield weath­er­strip­ping seal to the felt for the belt line. Pre­ci­sion also makes glass for a lot of clas­sic trucks, but un­for­tu­nately, it doesn’t man­u­fac­ture what we need for our ap­pli­ca­tion.

For­tu­nately, we knew we could call on the guys at

Se­lect Glass. Not only did they sup­ply us with the glass we needed, but they’re also ex­pert in­stall­ers. Fol­low along to see how we sealed up our square-body.

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