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Trying to get an idea which manufacturer is making the best door rubber & window felt? also I am thinking of maybe trying something new instead of standard headliner. Is there anyway to make a one pc roof liner w/ material? This is all for a 71 El Camino.
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Re: new door& window felt-WHO?

u,
Its been a few years since I did the window felts on my 71 but I tried two different suppliers and they both sucked. Did not fit or look right. I ended up taking a few months finding NOS stuff and paid dearly for it but it fit and looks right.

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repops.com for window felt kits. Not sure if they have door rubber.
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repops.com for window felt kits. Not sure if they have door rubber.

I bought my door rubber / weatherstrippingfrom GroundUp and put it on two weeks ago. The doors open and close nicely now. Expect the new door rubber to make it VERY hard to close the doors for a few weeks at best (probably a month or two for it to really settle in). After install, let the car sit out in the sun if possible, to help the rubber crush and settle in.

There are generally two types of window felt: rounded stainless steel edged and flat edged. Rounded is more OEM like and costs about $40 more. Flat is the generic replacement and more common. If you donít care about the different in look, the flat will be fine.

I canít speak on fitment yet. I also bought it from GroundUp, and it is still sitting in the box as I try to wrestle my way through my window installation (found a bolt broken off in one of the mounting holes on the used door I bought and restored).

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I canít speak on fitment yet. I also bought it from GroundUp,
The ones I got were also from GU and they did not fit worth a darn. I think I have a picture on my computer at home that shows the difference. The GU ones were a lot "thicker" than the oem ones and pushed the window in towards the interior. They told me to adjust the window to make up for it but then it would be pushing on the inner felt too hard. I sent them back and waited till I found some NOS ones.

I will try to find the picture tonight so you can see the difference.
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Trying to get an idea which manufacturer is making the best door rubber & window felt? also I am thinking of maybe trying something new instead of standard headliner. Is there anyway to make a one pc roof liner w/ material? This is all for a 71 El Camino.
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The pro custom interior shops use the correct type of foam and glue it directly to the underside of the roof. Then it is shaped and sanded to give the desired contour before the final material is glued to the foam. Quite common on many high end built custom interiors and for a small elky roof area, might be worth a try for a DYI.

How hot sun proof these are, you need to use the right glue I guess
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Here is a link to my old post that shows a picture of the new and old felts so you can see the difference. They might have fixed it by now.

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/45-c...dow-felts.html

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The ones I got were also from GU and they did not fit worth a darn.

Crud.. I donít have the old ones any longer to compare against.

I just looked at them and they donít look like what you have pictured, so maybe Iím in luck.

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I bought repops window track felt/rubber and softseal weather stripping for the whole car from GU, only used the pas side window felt & vent rubber and seams ok but I remembered rubber on the outside of the door glass not felt so I cant give much advise I guess JMO, seems OK


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