Weatherstripping woes

mattechperf

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Through a lot of searching already, I'm understanding the weatherstripping, window seals, truck seals, etc are difficult or impossible to get for these cars.
Does anyone have any sources or solutions that haven't been updated in here in a while?
Save me from myself. I've got a can of Great Stuff and an itchy trigger finger. :)
Thanks!

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BudW's got a great question there, and it brings up a rare time when the 2dr cars actually have an easier time sourcing parts than the 4dr rides.

Stuff like the door seals or the roofrail weatherstrip is interchangable (to some extent, a small adjustment may be required) between just about all F & M 2dr bodies, not sure about J though. At least the aftermarket has some products out for those rides.
 

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On the plus side a lot of the seals are pretty universal and it's only how they're cut and melted/welded together at the corners etc that are unique so you can get aftermarket ones that match or are close. For trunk and 4 door stuff anyway.
 

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Yes, this is for the 4 door M-body of the 1988 variety.
It seemed that a lot of the seals are gonna be of the "Make yer own" variety. The door stuff seems to be pretty model specific though.
I'm sure a little creativity will get me there, but I wish there was a "Add to Cart" for the exact stuff I need. I know...lofty dreaming. ;)

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I'm watching this. Seals on my car are pooched. I repaired the rips in them with that tire sealer Discount Tires uses. Worked good, but absolutely not a replacement for new.
 

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This or something similar is the trunk seal (I didn't bother trying to match it exactly).


The door seal corner is one of the things I was talking about. You can get the right seal but then have to spend the time to add those sharp corners and the clips on the bottom to it.
 

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Check out Steele Rubber products pn 70-3585-99
It looks just like the picture.
I have not used it yet, but I found it while I was looking for the same parts for my project.
I have also used self aheadsive foam tape from Ace hardware as a seal to keep out wind noise. I did not test it for water ingress.
 

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Check out Steele Rubber products pn 70-3585-99
It looks just like the picture.
I have not used it yet, but I found it while I was looking for the same parts for my project.
I have also used self adhesive foam tape from Ace hardware as a seal to keep out wind noise. I did not test it for water ingress.
I think you nailed it on the trunk seal. It's not exact, but I bet that'll work great.
 
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