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mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
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07/16/2008 11:07AM

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Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: May 23, 2012 05:21PM

With my Hillman nearly painted, I'm thinking ahead to the bare minimum necessary so I can drive it this summer. Along with some brake and suspension work, and getting the seats sewn up, I need to get some weather stripping for the doors. Aside from actually sealing anything up, the doors with no seals rattle like crazy.

At a minimum I need some type of u-channel seal for the door glass, and also a kind of seal for the doors that is like mgb door seals. A part that fits over the pinch weld with sealing "bulb" on the side. I'm afraid mgb seals might be too "fat".

This is going to be hard, isn't it? The doors came to me disassembled and I have no idea if I have all the hardware for the wing windows, door glass, etc.



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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2974 posts)

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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 23, 2012 05:32PM

"Soft Seal" or "Steele Rubber Parts". I believe both have webbsites, pictures and prices. Happy Hunting. roverman.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 23, 2012 07:16PM

Ryan, In addition JC Whitney catalog has pictures and dimensions of seals also. Hardware stores(HomeDepot,Lowes) have self adhesive closed cell neoprene weatherstripping in different widths and thickness.



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socorob
Robbie
La
(173 posts)

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09/17/2009 04:42PM

Main British Car:
1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: socorob
Date: May 23, 2012 10:29PM

Restoration specialties And supplies in Pa has an incredible selection. Gary on the sunbeam site told me about it, and it has things that are very close to seals you can't get for sunbeams anymore. You have to download the catalog and call them to order, but the catalog is huge with cutaway drawings of the seals.



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socorob
Robbie
La
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1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: socorob
Date: May 23, 2012 10:33PM

[www.restorationspecialties.com]

Heres the link to the downloadable catalog.



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socorob
Robbie
La
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Registered:
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1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: socorob
Date: May 23, 2012 10:42PM

[forums.nicoclub.com]

Also some Z guys use a Kia seal on the pinch welds in the doors.If you scroll about halfway down the page you can see what it looks like.



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mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
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Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: May 25, 2012 03:29PM

Thanks for the tips guys! I have something to study this weekend when I'm not painting!



socorob
Robbie
La
(173 posts)

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09/17/2009 04:42PM

Main British Car:
1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: socorob
Date: June 06, 2012 09:08PM

Today I stopped at the pull a part and found a seal for the doors on my alpine. I got it from an 03 ranger. They fit really well and make a tight seal. I got a taurus trunk seal for the trunk but it was about 8 inches too short to go around. The hatch seal from an explorer may work, I'll have to look into that some more next time I get a chance to go. Sad thing is they fit better than new seals made for the car. I guess a repo of a bad design is just a newer bad design.


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
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Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: June 06, 2012 10:38PM

That's good to know, I was already going to look for the Kia seals when I had a chance!


socorob
Robbie
La
(173 posts)

Registered:
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Main British Car:
1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: Source for "generic" weather seals?
Posted by: socorob
Date: June 19, 2012 07:45AM

I was at the pull a part this weekend. My friend with the z got the Kia seal, and it looked exactly the same as a 90s explorer/ ranger seal, just maybe a different length. A 90s Volvo one has a finish look on the part that goes over the lip, but every one I saw was ripped, so I guess their seals weren't good quality, but they looked better. The ranger door seal I got fits great. I got a trunk seal from the rear door of a mercury villager/ Nissan quest but haven't tried it yet. My new stock seal leaks in a hard storm, and this seal looks like it will seal better. While you're there if you want a good battery cable look for an old BMW with the battery in the trunk. It has a 8-10 foot long battery cable that's about as big around as my thumb, with fine conductors and they charged $3 for it.


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