roof rail seal

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Kenny462, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Kenny462

    Kenny462 Gold Level Contributor

    installing new roof rail seal!where to start? I would assume to start at top peak of windshield? work down both ways. kenny462 thanks
  2. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Nope start at bottom front and use push pins first then work up towards top of windshield. Don’t pull and don’t leave slack just let rubber take its natural length. Most aftermarket pieces are too long and you may have to cut back ends. Some left length you can stuff in back but you don’t want too much back there. Take your time. With aftermarket it can be a chore getting windows to seal properly especially with power windows.
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Do any of these repro roof rail seals have the angle molded where it transitions from the A pillar to the roof like the factory?
  4. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Nope, but it will hold the shape. I use Steele and is nice stuff.
  5. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I thought the Soft Seal I had years back did have that? Maybe not? It didn’t seal power windows right so I trashed it and found NOS.
  6. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    0D530B6C-280B-431A-832F-C69C678D6BA8.jpeg This NOS piece has the Bend. They have wires inside and the wires are broken at this point allowing the bend. The care and money GM put into things is just amazing. Sad no one appears capable or willing to duplicate 50 year old technology. One big reason I sold my car. I still miss it though.
  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    We sold all that technology to China for $1
  8. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    No, they stole it like everything else.

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