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WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 24, 2018 05:42PM

Clarks only sells the entire set of 6 pieces for $$$$. The part that contacts the pillar seal broke off, the rest is fine or at least OK.


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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 05, 2019 08:06PM

Quick Bump, thought this would be easy, guess not.

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69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 06, 2019 06:31AM

Are you talking about "Convertible Top Header Seal for 1965-1969 Chevrolet Corvair" [www.soffseal.com]
If so, look at the Soft Seal website. It appears that this part is available separately using part number SS-8005 for $90.10 and can be purchased from them.

Note: I enlarged the photo from their website by 250% which is why it isn't a sharp image.

P.S.
It appears that Clark's sells this individual piece as Part number C7929: 65-69 CT TOP FT BOW W/STRIP-EXACT REPRO SEALS TO TOP WINDSHIELD for $80.65
Look at page 218 [www.corvair.com]

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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 06, 2019 06:46AM

Thanks, but no. The part I need is the one that seals the top of the drivers side crank up window where it meets the top. Everyone wants to sell the entire set of 6 pieces. Mine are all good but that one piece and original GM rubber. The front piece that mates with the door seal got hard and broke off. What I did for now was to make a soft mold with the broken chunk, then filled it with black RTV and stuck the rest of the piece into it. Actually came out better than I expected, but would still like the correct piece.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 06, 2019 06:48AM

IF you are referring to one of the six pieces that is actually attaches to the convertible top frame?
IF you have already contacted Clarks, and they don't offer the individual piece, you might consider contacting one of the other vendors that also sell these kits and ask if they offer individual pieces.

Steele Rubber Products offers a large number of reproduction pieces for our cars, and has for many years that I am aware of.
Their six piece set (PN 82-0202-65) for the convertible top roof rails sells for a mere $530.30 compared to Clark's (PN C7645) at $308.50
[www.steelerubber.com]

P.S.
I didn't get back to edit my initial post before time ran out, and you replied while I was composing this. In any case I hope it might help in some way.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
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prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: January 06, 2019 07:04AM

I think that is the most replaced piece of LM convertible "roof top" weather strip.

I also think that it was the first piece to go "out of stock" from GM decades ago.

Good luck.

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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 06, 2019 07:33AM

RobertC Wrote:
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> I think that is the most replaced piece of LM
> convertible "roof top" weather strip.
>
> I also think that it was the first piece to go
> "out of stock" from GM decades ago.
>
> Good luck.

I put my on top on back in the 70s, this time I will pay. The guy I'm going with has been in business since the car was new, or at least it was his family. He said that piece is almost always the first to go. It makes sense since it probably sees about 90% of the door and window activity. They could sell all of that piece that they would buy, but folks that make them want sell full kits and make 6x$$$$.

J.O.

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69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
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Coleman HS 500 UTV
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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 06, 2019 07:53AM

The last convertible top I had installed was back in 1990 on my '65 CORSA Convertible.
At the time I replaced all the weatherstrips related to the convertible top then ended up selling the car before I ever had an opportunity to enjoy the efforts.
IF you are going to the expense of having a new top installed, it just might be worth the extra money to go ahead and pull the trigger on new weatherstripping.
IF you plan to keep the car and enjoy it for years to come, it will likely be money well spent, especially if having it less than perfect will continue to nag at you. JMO

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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 06, 2019 10:23AM

My car has spent all but about six years of its life garaged. This piece just wore out from the door slamming it. I have replaced all the other weather strip and none is as nice as factory. These pieces are just held on by screws, so I can change them at any time, but thanks for the advice, that's pretty well the attitude I took on my recent engine rebuild. The other thing is the car is now driven 95% of the time with the top down.

J.O.

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79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 06, 2019 04:21PM

The top down when driving is exactly how a convertible should be used.
I have driven convertibles for the majority of my adult years and still own one today.
The downside to all that top down driving is the sun has taken it's toll on me, to the point I have had to deal with Melanoma a couple times.
In recent years I have found I need to be a bit more selective as to when I can enjoy the top down driving. More often than not, it is after dusk these days, or for short periods of time during peak sunshine.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
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Re: WTB left driver side front vert top weather strip
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 07, 2019 10:30AM

Understood, between snow skiing. water skiing, motorcycles, convertibles, sailing, and 30+ years of wind surfing I'm on a 6 months check up cycle myself. Fortunately it has been basil and some other stuff and not melanoma.

J.O.

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79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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