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Old 09-30-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
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Ward is no longer in business. I would also like to find the weatherstripping for my door, I've been reconstructing it out of black duct tape everyyear. I think the only solution is to make your own.
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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I don't know much about Ward, so I don't know if it's a particular extrusion, but have you tried JC Whitney's weatherstip offerings?

If it's jsut a strip, maybe you could make a suitable replacement out of the rubber kick board used around wall bases in houses. I have used it successfully for some weather stripping applications.
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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Another thing you might look at is the weatherstripping that goes along the bottom of garage doors. It's straight, but has about a 15 degree bend down the length of it -- sort of a flat vee shape.
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Old 09-30-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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How about your local bus company? They might have replacement material on-site?

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Old 10-01-2005, 12:04 AM   #5
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IIRC International/Navistar owns Ward now. You might be able to get the part from an IH dealer or a school bus parts company.

After posting this I did a Google search and found some info about them. The short answer is yes IH ownes them.

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Old 10-01-2005, 09:17 AM   #6
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I get some bus parts from and they have door strips..
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:48 PM   #7
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There is a product called ventglas used to make flexible joints in ductwork. It is like a fiberglass canvas, airtight and flexible, I think it would be ideal for this application. It is usually in 6 or 8 inch rolls.


Ventglas or Ventlon are the brand names.
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Failing all else, J. C. Whitney sells a variety of weatherstrippings for automotive uses, check their catalog for sizes/varieties.
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