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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 19, 3:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Angry 1971 ElCamino Door Seals That Fit...

I replaced my original dried out with chunks missing door seals with some new soft seal ones.The wind noise is unbearable and much worse than it was with the worn out ones that I replaced.The door pins are tight and I’ve attempted the”bend the window frame” approach to no avail.When looking at the new seal there appears to be a design flaw at the top curve on the back edge of the window frame as the seal is seated level with the metal channel.I have contacted the vendor and the manufacturer and received no reply.Does anyone make a seal that works?Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 19, 8:33 PM
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Re: 1971 ElCamino Door Seals That Fit...

I have used soft seal with no problems,* Left side has a red dot on the top corner at the vent window.

These are the ones I have been using.

NPD* Part number C-10694-102C
68-72 EL camino Weather Strips
Soft Seal number on bag 5032
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I have used soft seal with no problems,* Left side has a red dot on the top corner at the vent window.

These are the ones I have been using.

NPD* Part number C-10694-102C
68-72 EL camino Weather Strips
Soft Seal number on bag 5032
I’m pretty sure that these are what I have now.I verified that they were installed on the correct doors(left with the red dot).I am considering trying some Steele brand seals.
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Re: 1971 ElCamino Door Seals That Fit...

I'm also not very happy with my door seals from this vendor. I have all of the white plastic pins in the correct location and the the overall shape of the rubber weatherstripping is good.

I still have large windy gaps. Door fit and edge gaps are spot on. The window frame does not seem to be bent. I wish it fit better and did not let in so much wind.

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Re: 1971 ElCamino Door Seals That Fit...

I got a set of Metro on my '70 Elky, and the fit and seal is excellent.

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I got a set of Metro on my '70 Elky, and the fit and seal is excellent.
Thanks.I ordered some Metro last night and will report back.I will take pictures of the problem area of both.
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Re: 1971 ElCamino Door Seals That Fit...

I seem to remember reading a few threads about the door seals not being properly marked L & R. Folks had been having problems because they had been putting them on the wrong sides. I “think” the protruding lips on the top fronts need to be pointing toward the door frame and folks had installed them with the lips pointing outward. Or vice versa?
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