Hood to cowl seal length

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Doug's Stage X, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Doug's Stage X

    Doug's Stage X Well-Known Member

    I purchased a new seal a couple of years ago and just now setting it in place, it seems like it should go fender to fender to me . This one is about 3-4 " short on both sides. Does this seem right ?
    Can someone measure or snap a shot of theirs installed?
    71 Skylark
    Thanks
     
  2. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    You didn’t save your original?
     
  3. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Off subject real quick

    Who makes a good cowl seal.
    I'm going to need one
     
  4. Doug's Stage X

    Doug's Stage X Well-Known Member

    The original was long gone.
    Can someone tell me if the seal goes all the way to the fender? Or how close does it get to the fender.
    Thanks for the help
     
  5. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Mine on the GSX goes all the way to the fender . Almost touches the fender on both sides
     
  6. Doug's Stage X

    Doug's Stage X Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info.
    I wonder what a body this fits then? Could've just been mis boxed.
    Weatherstrip specialist on ebay they claim 59-1/8 long, going out to measure
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
  7. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    There were some Camaro seals being sold as Buick - A body seals several years ago that were too short. Material was correct, but, length was wrong. Perhaps that's what you have.
     
  8. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    It does bend as its in place . Measure with a piece of cord to the contours and then measure the Cord.
     
  9. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    The one on my '71 is 61 5/8" long and it fits well - right up to the fender. Measured using Lou's suggestion.
     
  10. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Thanks Matt. I didn't want to get that close to the GSX as the wife spent the day cleaning it . Will I see you on Saturday ??? Weather looks good .
     
  11. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    Yes, I plan to get up there in the A.M. I have to leave early and I will not have the car there this year. I'll be the guy with the Buick shirt on.
     
  12. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Be sure to find me. I'll have the Wheel Opening moldings with me .
     

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