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UPDATE: Group buy on door weatherstrip


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#1 RenaissanceMan

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 01:29 PM

I dont remember what the stage 2 vehicles use, BUT I have a 77 stage one I am trying to get roadworthy again as fast as possible. ALL the weatherstrip is garbage and falling out of the car. I have found a company (Trim-Lok inc.) that sells the perfect replacement push-on weatherstrip for my Gen 1 wagon.

Figure it takes about 10-11 feet per door, and a minimum order is 250 ft.
To be on the safe side lets say 50 feet for a wagon. I have no idea what a coupe or a sedan would be.

figuring in tax and shipping (company is here in california) It comes just shy of $1.00 per foot

like I said this is the push-on style that grabs onto the pinchweld, and the bulb diameter is 3/8" and the metal part that grips onto the pinchweld is meant for 1/16" thick.

I want to get this stuff ordered pretty quick so I can be ready for WCSS9, so I need another 4-5 ish people that are interested in getting some brand new weatherstrip for their old subaru.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:40 PM

Maybe. But you're gonna have to treat me stupid. What do you think each individual's cost would be on all 4 doors (not sure how many feet that would be).

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:20 PM

Count me in for Stage I or Stage II '72-79 cars. Not sure of footage yet,but we need to do a group buy,for sure.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:46 AM

Like I said, its been a while since I had a stage 2 gen 1.. Moosens, can you verify that they also use a pinch-on style weatherstrip?? Rich, if you read this can you dash out to your brat real quick and verify?

Figure with freight $50 for a 4 door car, $30ish for a 2 door. I need to call the company up and talk to them on tuesday to make sure we are getting what we are looking for.

-Mike

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:15 AM

Count me in for a batch too! $50 bucks worth I guess/ 50 feet.

Gen 1 and gen 2 should be nearly the same.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:24 AM

I replaced the door rubber of my 1974 coupe with a generic type available in Australia that works really well, and I would imagine this would be similar to what you guys would get in the US. Only difference is the 'bulb' part of the rubber is joined completely to the pinch weld, like an 'O'. The original rubber is more like a 'C' attached to the pinch weld on one side only. The replacement works well, however, despite this difference.

The difference makes it difficult to fit the little black, plastic corner pieces that screw into each corner. There is two for two door models and 4 for the rest.

The above only applies to Gen 1 stage 1 door rubbers. Stage 2 door rubbers are completely different (At least in Australia!) in that they are moulded to shape and have 90 degree corners and hence no need for the corner piece to hide the paint. There is also a double 'bulb' instead of single, most likely for better sealing against the glass. These rubbers are much larger visually as well.

I hope this all makes sense! Just thought I would add my 2 cents. Now what I really want is coupe rear side glass rubbers!!!:lol:

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 01:46 AM

I replaced the door rubber of my 1974 coupe with a generic type available in Australia that works really well, and I would imagine this would be similar to what you guys would get in the US. Only difference is the 'bulb' part of the rubber is joined completely to the pinch weld, like an 'O'. The original rubber is more like a 'C' attached to the pinch weld on one side only. The replacement works well, however, despite this difference.

The difference makes it difficult to fit the little black, plastic corner pieces that screw into each corner. There is two for two door models and 4 for the rest.

The above only applies to Gen 1 stage 1 door rubbers. Stage 2 door rubbers are completely different (At least in Australia!) in that they are moulded to shape and have 90 degree corners and hence no need for the corner piece to hide the paint. There is also a double 'bulb' instead of single, most likely for better sealing against the glass. These rubbers are much larger visually as well.

I hope this all makes sense! Just thought I would add my 2 cents. Now what I really want is coupe rear side glass rubbers!!!:lol:


I have that same problem with my GLF... 1/4 inch gaps on both sides between the windows. I cruise with the windows down 90% of the time anyway, but I imagine it will be a problem come winter

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:02 AM

Mike I have been gone on vacation. I will take a look tomorrow.

Like I said, its been a while since I had a stage 2 gen 1.. Moosens, can you verify that they also use a pinch-on style weatherstrip?? Rich, if you read this can you dash out to your brat real quick and verify?

Figure with freight $50 for a 4 door car, $30ish for a 2 door. I need to call the company up and talk to them on tuesday to make sure we are getting what we are looking for.

-Mike



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Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:41 AM

when i was looking for door seals for the '75 i tried the ones off my '79 and they were totally different. molded corners, and a different sized flap. i can pull one off tomorrow and get a good length measurement. i ended up using the 3/8 bulb push-on type, scored 90ft chunk off ebay for cheap.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 12:24 PM

So definately Stage 1 only cars.

Count myself in for 50 feet
Moosens how much do you want?
SubyLuvr2212 did you want a 50 foot cut? Which is plenty for 4 doors
Subaru3 you want 50 feet right?


I recieved my sample of the product today, the stuff is awesome. Its a stiff pinch that wont slide off like other cheap stuff, and yet its bendable to fit the radius in the corners. The bead is soft rubber that will fit to door nicely, not foam thats too stiff and will deteriorate.

Long story short, I love this product, and I think you guys will love it too.
Remember this comes in 250 foot lengths, so its either 1 roll or two. If I get enough people to put us halfway between a roll, then I might just stock it and sell it to whomever needs it down the road.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:28 AM

hmm......if it won't fit stage 2, I guess I'm out. I'm going to compare and get back to you.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 01:41 PM

Count my brother in for a complete Gen 1 wagon kit. We pretty much need to replace all the rubber on the car...

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 09:24 PM

We need a Stage I (72-77) and stage II (77-79 and to 81 for Brat).

Let's get serious about a bulk purchase of each because without question EVERY Stage I car will need them regardless of where you live or the conditions.And soon,every Stage II vehicle will need them too.

We've kicked this around in the last couple of years and now it's time to just DO IT.

So,whoever checks any stock,please check on each style.

We hope to have a cross section of each.I'll try to remember my camera since I have both styles.

The PRP catalog lists many styles as well.Maybe they have a match for us.If so,we are already established with them as a group.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 05:44 PM

Better make it 75 ft for me, I have a wagon.

You said $1 a foot right? I'm on a tight budget here, so I can't do much more than that.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 10:08 PM

Stage I:

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Thanks,Frank!

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:29 AM

If you can locate weatherstrip for stage 1 that matches the picture I would certainly be interested in enough for a coupe, who cares about the cost of shipping!

Without checking I think 7.5 metres would cover what I need. So that would be around 25 ft.

Just to confirm, if weather strip can be found that matches the picture count me in!

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:46 AM

Stage I:

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Thanks,Frank!

No problem, glad to help! Count me in for 25 feet for my 81 Brat. Stage II when you find it. Thanks much, Frank (fshnidiot)

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 12:00 AM

Yeah, thats what came out of my wagon too. What I am going to order wont look EXACTLY the same.. its not quite as "bulky" making it fit in those coorners a little better, and it uses a bulb that is pretty flexible. anyway, I will post a pic of the sample they sent me tomorrow. Hopefully I will make an order by the end of the week.. more details tomorrow folks

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 07:55 AM

I will post a pic of the sample they sent me tomorrow. Hopefully I will make an order by the end of the week.. more details tomorrow folks


Now you're talkin',baby!!!:headbang:

I will gladly cover whatever we determine we need per Stage II wagon TIMES TWO.So if you need say 75 ft. per wagon then I want 150 ft.,at least.There's another Stage II project in the coming years.:cool:

And,if we get Stage I again,I'll cover 2 times a fourdoor.That should cover the fourdoor and the coupe.No other stage I on the horizon,but I think one day I'm going to get a Stage I 4WD wagon again.

Paypal all loaded up right now.Or a check or M/O...let me know.

We doing a group buy and someone distributing or each order drop shipped from the supplier or what?

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:46 PM

Count me in for enough for (2) Stage 2 wagons. (If we locate stage 2 stuff).

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:02 PM

count me in for a set for a gen 1 stage 2 wagon and a gen 1 Brat as well!:banana:

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:35 AM

OK, seriously guys.. howcome we started talking about all this Stage 2 stuff? I dont have a stage 2 car right now. All I've got is my own stage 1 wagon... HOWEVER... seeing as there is a demand, I will go look at subyguy's brat ASAP and see if TRIM-LOK makes us a product that will fit the bill..

As far as how this is going to work. I am going to convice my boss to add the product to our company (rotordyne) and you should be able to order it thru the website. Whether it be for a stage 1 or a stage 2 (assuming I can get something)

Then for all eternity we will be able to replace the worn out weatherstrip on our old subies, and the world will be at peace. (BTW, just so you know, if you guys want me to make the product readily available, I WILL NEED those who want to buy it, to do so ASAP, so my non-profitable company wont go bankrupt, lol)

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:38 PM

I'm in for 50 feet as well. :)

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:39 AM

OK guys, I made it back from wcss finally, so I will get crackin on this weatherstrip thing now

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 10:06 PM

Any progress lately?




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