One of the main problems with classic and vintage cars is the weather damage that can be done over the years if the vehicle hadn't been stored in a garage or shelter over the years, however, now it is a very simple problem to rectify. Whether it is the paint work or parts that can break down such as rubber that have worn there are plenty of garages that specialise in the body and engine work on older cars. There are ways in which you can do the work your self in some cases, such as those listed below:
Changing the rubber weather strips on your car
If the weather strips are wearing on your car doors and windows then you will have to replace them to stop leakage in bad weather. Along the edge where the rubber strip should slide in you will have to work fairly hard to get the strip out depending how long it's been in place, the longer it's been in the more work it may take to work it out. With the new strip that is suitable for your car it should have an angled edge that you will work into the groove where you have just removed the old one. The angled edge goes on the bottom of the groove so slide on with the flat edge going up first, it should slide straight up the groove, if not though use a little soapy water that should help it slide on easily.
Door weather strip replacement
Replacing the doors weather strips is a little harder than the window ones but is still simple enough for you to do your self. You will require the right kind of screwdriver, adhesive remover, weather adhesive and a new weather strip. When you have all the right equipment you need to work at getting the old one off you do this by unscrewing the screws along the top of the door weather strip and then applying adhesive remover whilst pulling at the strip. You could also use a plastic putty knife as applying the remover, just be careful not to remove any paint. Once the strip is off use the adhesive remover and putty knife to get rid of the rest of the adhesive remaining on the door surface. When clean and dry you can put the new layer of adhesive along the area the strip will sit use straight from the tube to create a line and then rub around making it even with your finger. As these kinds of adhesive are contact reactant you will have to put a bead of the glue along the back of the new strip, you just place this along the centre of the strip. Then you just have to secure the strip backing position making sure to screw the screws in tight enough to hold the strip in place. Then the process is complete and you can repeat the same with the other doors if required.
With the value of classic cars rising it is always wise to have a professional carry out any major work in case anything doesn't go as planned.