1984-1996 Corvette Rear Hatch Weatherstrip Installation

Before installing the rear window “hatch” weatherstrip remove the following items from the car.

  1. Remove the rear window inner ledge trim; there are three sections to this.
  2. Remove the Rear upper roof panels from the car.
  3. Remover the weatherstrip from the package and make sure the measurement on the halo section is 66” from the corner of the black welting (hard plastic retainer with metal inside). This measurement is the distance between E and F in the diagram.
  4. Then check to make sure the measurement from G to H is 106”. All our weatherstrips are checked before they are shipped!
  5. Mark the center of the weatherstrip (33”) with tape, a grease pencil or some other form. (1/2 way between D and F)
  6. Find and mark the center of the long section of the weatherstrip (53”) and mark the center with tape, a grease pencil or some other form. (1/2 way between G and H).
  7. Locate the center of the halo section on the car. This can be done by measuring the rear window hatch hinge pocket between points A and B and dividing it in half. Mark the center of the halo again with tape or a grease pencil.
  8. Locate the center of the rear shelf on the car. This can be done by measuring the distance between points C and D on the gas door lid opening and dividing it in half. Mark the center of the rear shelf on the car.
  9. Match up the center of the weatherstrip with the center of the car and begin working the weatherstrip welting on the lip on the body. Proceed to install the weatherstrip until you reach the down turn on the (curved area) of the rear halo.
  10. Move to the lower section of the weatherstrip now begin installing by matching up the center marks and working your way toward the corners of the rear window.
  11. Once you get to the corners work the rest of the halo section and the rear D section in equal increments until you reach the corners of both. This should allow for the weatherstrip to be perfectly centered on the car and not have any excess on either side. Fitting the corners should not be easy and they will need a little push to get them in. If this is the case you have installed the weatherstrip correctly.