SEALING IT UP
PROTECTING THE INTERIOR FROM THE ELEMENTS
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.