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I get a lot of wind noise starting at about 50 mph.  It is coming around the A pillar window frames.  The weatherstrip is new and appears to be properly installed.  I am including some pictures and a couple videos showing how a dollar bill can easily slide between the weather strip and the door frame.  Appreciate advice and suggestions on how to make this right.  Thanks!

Driver side

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https://flic.kr/p/CHYvub

Passenger side

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https://flic.kr/p/Cj9Wds



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Pat,

It is hard to tell from your pictures.....but it seems to me that the previous owner may have skimped out on buying the correct door seals.....perhaps this may have been a roll of generic seal....if the door seals are the not correct match for your particular door.....it will not seal correctly. I would buy a new set of door seals from "Soft Seal"

soffseal.com/store/main.aspx

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Pat, here is what soft seal looks like on my belair.It looks to have a different profileIMG_20160102_160743_408[1].jpgIMG_20160102_160723_090[1].jpg



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Pat   I just checked my car with a large sheet of paper 8"x10" notebook. It's quite snug in the A pillar area tight everywhere else I set my profile like the crumbling ones I removed from my Biscayne and took some photos of my Belair (factory installed Flint assembly) for reference. I'm still not sure mine are installed correctly mine look backward compaired to Tommys car. I tried fitting them both ways and the best fitment  I got was when the flat part of the moulding was against the posts of the doors. I get some wind noise from that area.I don't think mine are from the door seals. The noise sounds like it's from my vents as my seals there are from my Belair And the noise gets quieter if I put my hand on the vent window haha. 
I bought A&M soft seals for my car found them on eBay for like $56 free shipping. They fit pretty good the plastic pins had 1 colored one (red left and green right) I found the best fit for mine was when I put The colored pins just above the chrome window track bolt on the back of the door. They were a touch long so I trimmed them and glued them in the front of the door in the middle ( no one looks there anyway lol)
Here's a couple shots of my Belair parts car and of my Biscayne with the new A&M mouldings. Hope that helps.



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I just noticed the door gap on your driver side vent window to a pillar is that even? The photo makes it look triangulated. If so that could be part of the problem as well.

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Common to have those inconsistent door gaps on Post Sedans....one side is usually close to perfect.....the other side not so much
Certain GM makes have similar anomalies.
Fast GM assembly line production of the '60`s.....No Toyota Gaps to be found

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Plus - if you attempt to adjust that door gap.....you will certainly have another issue elsewhere on the door or body gap. URGH!

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68bel wrote:

Pat, here is what soft seal looks like on my belair.It looks to have a different profileIMG_20160102_160743_408[1].jpg


 Thanks for the advice guys.  Looking at this picture it looks like there may be a rubber seal on the body side and not just on the door.  Am I seeing it right?  My weatherstrip certainly looks different (flatter) than the Softseal shown.  I will get in touch with them, cost is not bad.

Pat



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image.jpegPat neither of my cars had a moulding along the A pillar ( rubber or otherwise) I think what you are seeing is the interior a pillar trim on Tommy's car.(looks to me like his is black)That piece overlaps the pinch flange in the doorjamb. The Windlace stops at the top of the a pillar and does not continue down. I wouldn't worry too much about the gaps like Dan said. I'm sure overtime with that car being a big block 4 speed for as long as it is been it's been tweaked a bit. These Chassis are pretty flexible so that is probably coming to play a little as well.JMO



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Good opinion Lawrence

Makes sense to me

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In the for what it's worth department, my 66 Bel Air had same problem on drivers side, my body man and I did a little tweaking on the glass frame and made a great improvement on wind noise and trips to the car wash. Just go easy and be gentile, it doesn't take much to help a lot. Good luck

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Thanks, I may roll down to my body guy and get his thoughts.

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